FAQ

For General Inquiry

WHERE CAN I GET TICKETS?

Early bird tickets offer 20% off our events from the 11th of October until the 17th of October. Tickets can be purchased here. You can purchase tickets by creating an account, adding events to your shopping cart and checking out when you have finished. You have to add your name to each ticket you purchase before payment. Read more about tickets and event access.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TICKET AND EVENT TYPES?

HKILF 2021 is a hybrid festival offering three types of events: online, live and hybrid, as well as an Online Festival Pass and a series of Venue Passes. Visit the ticketing and event access page to understand more.

HOW ARE WRITERS CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FESTIVAL?

The Festival operates on an invitation-only basis and invitations are issued at the discretion of the Festival Manager and Board of Directors. Each year the Festival hears from authors wishing to speak at the Festival or from publishers and other people interested in putting forward an idea for the Festival programme. The Festival organisers do take the time to consider whether these unsolicited submissions, requests or pitches will fit into the Festival’s themes and mission. Unfortunately, it is not possible to reply to each and every request.

CAN YOU PUT ME IN TOUCH WITH AN AUTHOR ON THE PROGRAMME ?

For privacy reasons, we do not pass on contact details for authors attending the Hong Kong International Literary Festival. The best way to contact our guest authors is to attend their events: book signings almost always follow their talks. Alternatively, you may contact the authors through their publisher or agent.

DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS?

Yes! Festival Volunteers are a vital and valued part of the Festival. Volunteers are often the first point of contact for the public as well as for many of our writers. As a volunteer, you will gain valuable experience working for one of the world’s finest literary events, and have the opportunity to witness inspiring sessions and to meet other great volunteers. Visit our volunteers page to learn more.

I AM A WRITER. CAN I PRESENT MY WORK AT THE FESTIVAL?

Invitations are issued at the discretion of the Festival Director and Board of Advisors, who create the programme well ahead of each Festival. Each year the Festival receives lots of unsolicited submissions from authors wishing to speak at the Festival or people putting forward an idea for the programme. We welcome these suggestions, but due to the large number of unsolicited submissions received, we are unable to respond to every submission or return materials sent for consideration.

CAN I DONATE TO THE FESTIVAL?

Yes! As a charitable organization, we rely on the generosity of individuals and corporations to keep the Festival going from year to year. Please click here to learn more.

CAN I GET A REFUND?

All ticket sales are final, except in the case of event cancellation by the Festival.


For Schools

WHERE CAN I FIND THE SCHOOLS PROGRAMME?

The Schools Programme can be found here.

WHAT HAPPENS AT AN AUTHOR VISIT?

Our authors visit schools to give talks and workshops on various topics including writing, culture, creativity, adolescence, translation etc. Talks usually last for an hour and workshops an hour and a half, but the sessions can be tailored to accommodate the needs of the school.

HOW DO WE MAKE BOOKINGS FOR OUR SCHOOL?

To make a booking, please fill in the booking form found at the bottom of the school’s pack here and follow the instructions on the sheet. A final confirmation of the success of your booking will be made once we have collected all forms.

WHAT IS THE SUBSIDY SCHEME? HOW CAN I APLY FOR IT?

Government and aided schools are eligible for our School Subsidy Scheme which subsidises author visits. An application can be made by submitting the subsidy application together with your booking form. Both documents are found in the Schools Programme pack which can be downloaded on here. We are unable to guarantee a subsidy or know how much we can offer ahead of time; decisions will be made after reviewing the form.


For Press

HOW CAN I OBTAIN A PRESS PASS FOR THE FESTIVAL?

There is not a Festival Press Pass available due to the variety and nature of the events at YRF. All press access is restricted to public events only. All journalists must pre-register to qualify for press accreditation – please email info@festival.org.hk with your name, email address, mobile telephone number, publication, and position along with your access requests at least one week before the event.

HOW DO I ARRANGE INTERVIEWS WITH AUTHORS AND PARTICIPANTS?

All requests to interview authors, participants and staff at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival should be directed through the press office. Contact our media contacts Victoria Kung and Alba Jiang for more information.

CAN I FILM OR RECORD EVENTS?

This may be possible for some events, with the permission of the participants. Please contact info@festival.org.hk well in advance of the Festival and we will do everything we can to facilitate your request.

HOW DO I OBTAIN IMAGES OF THE FESTIVAL AND VISITING AUTHORS?

The Press Office has a library of high-resolution images of most of this year’s authors and participants. Please email info@festival.org.hk for further details.

CAN I PHOTOGRAPH EVENTS?

This may be possible for some events. Photographers must register for press accreditation first. Please contact info@festival.org.hk for further details.