Following the onset of the novel coronavirus, the Board of the HKILF has decided to postpone the Young Reader’s Festival 2020, scheduled for early March, until further notice.
We successfully delivered our main Festival in November last year under challenging circumstances, and started our 20th anniversary year with a sell-out Off Festival event featuring the American author, David Sedaris. However, the coronavirus potentially threatens the safety of our authors, education partners, school students and employees and we have no alternative but to postpone.
Since the YRF’s inception nine years ago, our mission has been constant: to motivate and inspire young people to engage with all aspects of the written word. We plan to fulfil mission as soon as possible and will extend our warm invitation to you accordingly when we can once again gather freely to share our enjoyment of literature and writing.
The Board of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival