2020 Hong Kong Young Readers Festival Schools Programme

The Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival will transform into a series of online events and digital resources, alongside the distribution of more than 13,000 free books to primary school children.


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Every year, the Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival brings writers to schools for talks and workshops, creating unique opportunities for young people to meet some of the world’s greatest storytellers.

In 2019 we worked with more than 40 schools to 10,000 students. This pack contains the line-up of authors for the 2020 YRF.

Talks last for an hour and workshops for an hour and a half. All international writers possess work visas to conduct sessions in Hong Kong. Schools receiving funding from the government are eligible for our School Subsidy Scheme. Depending on the application, we may subsidise up to 70% or more.*

To organise an author visit to your school, please fill in the booking form in this pack and email Ann Barbara Chan at ann.chan@festival.org.hk, copying in info@festival.org.hk, or via fax at (852) 2153 9260.

*HKILF holds that final right to subsidy allocations.