Postponement of the 2020 Young Readers Festival

February 06, 2020

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


我們於去年十一月在充滿挑戰性的情況下成功舉辦了國際文學節,並以美國著名作家David Sedaris的賣座講座作為我們二十週年的開幕節目。然而,是次疫情可能會危及我們邀請的作家、教育機構夥伴、參與學生和工作人員,因此,我們在無計可施下惟有延期舉行是次文學節。