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Date
November 13, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fringe Club

Hong Kong Writers' Circle - 香港作家圈

The Hong Kong Writers’ Circle has been supporting English-language creative writing in Hong Kong since 2000. They offer critique groups, workshops and social events and  also publish anthologies of short stories. At this event, they launch their 2020 edition, Masking the City: Hong Kong in Allegory. Born when monster-men from the brave country stole nine dragons and one fragrant harbour from the kingdom at the centre of the world, Hong Kong couldn’t avoid allegorical analysis if it bundled itself into a car boot and headed north to assist with public security investigations. A long-suffering foster child; an adulterous affair; the plague-towns of Camus and Defoe; an unruly bird with golden eggs. Whether you stand with it or just serve it with honour, duty and loyalty, Masking the City will show you Hong Kong reflected in the critical light of plausible deniability. Don’t miss the chance to explore sixteen unique visions not about Hong Kong, but about what Hong Kong is like.

Click here to buy ‘Masking the City: Hong Kong in Allegory’.

自2000年起,香港作家圈一直支持香港的英語創意寫作。他們設有評論小組、工作坊、聚會,亦有出版短篇小說集。在這次活動,他們會推出2020年版的《Masking the City: Hong Kong in Allegory》

 

當來自勇敢國度的似獸之人,從位於世界中心的王國手上偷來芬芳海港與九條寶龍時,一個名為香港的城市就此誕生。正因如此,當今日的香港以支援公眾安全審查為名,將自己捆綁在車上直往北方奔馳時,我們實在難免寓言式地審視這個城市的前世半生:

 

一個飽受折磨的寄養孩子;

一段不倫的戀愛關係;

卡繆與笛福筆下那個瘟疫蔓延的城市;

一隻不守規矩的金蛋鳥⋯⋯

 

不論是衷心鍾愛這個城市的,抑或是以忠誠勇毅之名服務它的,也會在這本書看到映照於各種天花亂墜的抵賴裡的香港。

 

萬勿錯過能探索這十六個獨特面貌的機會—它們不只是「關乎香港」,更是關乎「香港像甚麼」。

地點:藝穗會,香港中環下亞厘畢道二號

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