The Hong Kong International Literary Festival Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation that relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to maintain the quality and quantity of our programmes. We invite you to join our Friends of the Festival programme. Becoming a Friend allows you to contribute to the enhancement of the literary arts in
What will happen to my donation?
Your donation will go towards the needs of the Festival including, but not limited to, international air travel and accommodation costs for visiting authors; supporting individual events; and hospitality programmes and information for visiting authors.
How much should I donate?
You can donate as much or as little as you like although you receive benefits with a minimum of $500. There are various levels available:
Patron: $50,000 and above
Connoisseur: $15,000 – $49,999
Bibliophile: $10,000 – $14,999
Collector: $5,000 – $9,999
Bookworm: $2,500 – $4,999
Reader: $500 – $2,499
Benefits of becoming a Friend of the Festival
All Friends of the Festival receive valuable benefits including priority booking for events. Each membership level offers benefits in addition to those of the Reader level membership. Reader benefits may include
· Priority Booking and Advance Notification of events;
· A mailed copy of the Festival Programme;
· Invitation to the Opening Celebration;
· Exclusive Friends-Only Events;
· VIP Seats at University Lectures;
· Acknowledgement in the Festival Programme and on the website (unless you specify otherwise).
Depending on level of membership, additional benefits may include
· Invitation to a private group event with a Festival author
· Two complimentary tickets to a Festival event of your choice
Subject to change at the discretion of the Festival and subject to availability of authors
Book clubs enjoy a special offer to join the Friends of the Festival programme. We hope that book club of up to ten members will join forces to reach Bibliophile and Connoisseur levels. We hope that this will increase the Festival’s ability to invite additional authors. In exchange, the Festival will offer your group an opportunity to host an author for a private dinner or book club talk, in addition to the benefits offered to the Reader level membership.
In return for this generous support we will name your group on our website and in our programme. We will work with you and the authors, local and international, to make a memorable event.
With immediate effect, membership is valid for 12 months from the quarter that you join the programme. For example, if you join in the quarter of April to June 2012, your membership will be valid till June 2013.
How do I sign up to be a Friend of the Festival?
Simply download and complete the Friends of the Festival Application Form and send it with your cheque (payable to “Hong Kong International Literary Festival Ltd.”) to
Should you require more information, email us at email@example.com.