Stories of Hong Kong 香港故事
The cosmopolitan and traditional landscape of Hong Kong permeates the works of Lindsay Varty (Sunset Survivors), singer Emmy the Great (April/月音), Belle Ling (63 Temple Street, Mong Kok) and Jennifer Wong (Goldfish). All writers of English language residing in a multilingual city, each of them paints a unique portrait of Hong Kong with different perspectives: the traditional professions that are standing strong despite increasing modernization, the children who struggled with growing up because they have dual-identities, the unforgettable taste of Mong Kok and a collection of childhood memories in Hong Kong that are infused with fairytale and folklore. Dr. James Shea from Hong Kong Baptist University will join the authors for a lively Hong Kong discussion.
華蓮絲的《夕陽餘暉》、本地唱作人Emmy the Great、凌愷晴的《63 號廟街旺角》以及王詠思的《Goldfish》皆描繪香港國際與傳統文化交匯的面貌。同為英語作家，在這多語城市居住，她們各以不同的角度，在作品中呈現香港獨特的一面：經得住時代考驗而存活的傳統行業、努力尋找著自己在社會上定位的小朋友、石屎森林裏蘊含不同文化意義的多種植物、旺角鬧市令人難以忘懷的味道，還有以童話和本地民間故事點綴的童年回憶。此節目由香港浸會大學人文及創作系助理教授Dr. James Shea主持。
Warm up performance by Mel Patching
Mel Patching is an avid storyteller and host, and has been with Hong Kong Stories for 3 years. Patching will open the session.
Mel Patching是一位狂熱的說書人和主持人，已經在Hong Kong Stories工作了三年。Patching將為香港故事節目揭開序幕。
Lindsay Varty is a half-British, half-Macanese woman raised in Hong Kong.
Belle Ling was born and grew up in Hong Kong. She is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Queensland in Australia.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jennifer Wong is the author of two poetry books including Goldfish.
Emmy the Great was born in Hong Kong to a Chinese mother and English father.
Mel Patching is an avid storyteller and host, and has been with Hong Kong Stories for 3 years. Patching will open HKILF’s Stories of Hong Kong session.