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November 8, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
China Club

Gala Dinner with Pico Iyer (Moe Clark Performance)

Gala Dinner with Pico Iyer (Moe Clark Performance)


Moderated by Ken Smith

Most of us will take in more data today than Shakespeare did in his entire lifetime. Our kids will spend an average of eleven years of their lives on their phones. How can we maintain our sanity and balance when we’re surrounded by so many weapons of mass distraction? Drawing on his bestselling TED book, The Art of Stillness, which has been translated into eighteen languages, celebrated novelist, journalist and essayist Pico Iyer will offer guidance on living in a posthuman world.  Join our special annual dinner at China Club for a conversation with Iyer on the art of remembering what matters most. Dinner will be opened by a special performance from Canadian Métis multidisciplinary artist Moe Clark.

大部分現代人如今比莎士比亞一生吸收更多的資料。我們的孩子更會把人生的十一年花在電話上。當使人分心的武器無處不在, 如能保持理智和平衡呢?採用TED暢銷作品《The Art of Stillness》,知名小說家、記者兼散文家皮柯·耶爾會嘗試指點如何在一個后人類的世界生活。我們誠邀旅行愛好者來參加是次香港國際文學節週年晚宴,與Iyer談吐追憶珍寶往事的藝術。

Tables are available – please contact Ann Chan at for booking tables. 


Pico Iyer is the author of two novels and thirteen works of nonfiction, including reader-favourites such as Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, and The Art of Stillness.

Métis performing artist Moe Clark draws from multilingual lyricism to create meaning rooted in personal legacy.