The Future of Travel Writing 前瞻旅行寫作人未來
Four writers consider what travel writing means in an increasingly globalised world and what has changed in the time of COVID. In The Lost Pianos of Siberia Sophy Roberts uses musical culture as a way to tell the story of Siberia and the Russian Far East, and On Lighthouses by Jazmina Barrera is part travelogue, part memoir that explores the meaning and symbolism of lighthouses. Cameron Dueck’s journey around the Mennonite diaspora in Menno Moto explores social isolation as well as his own cultural roots, while This is London by Ben Judah investigates the hidden life of one city through its immigrant population. Patrick Holland, Assistant Professor at HKBU and author of Riding the Trains in Japan asks what these authors learned from their writing journeys about concepts of mobility, cultural hybridity, exile and belonging. In ENGLISH, and available online 48 hours later with CHINESE subtitles.
Patrick Holland appears with the support of Consulate General of Australia in Hong Kong
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四位作家考慮了旅行寫作在日益全球化的世界中意味著什麼以及在Covid時代發生了的變化。羅伯茨在《The Lost Pianos of Siberia 》中用音樂文化來講述西伯利亞和俄羅斯遠東的故事，Jazmina Barrera撰寫的《On Lighthouses》一部份是遊記，一部份是回憶錄，探討了燈塔的意義和象徵意義。 Cameron Dueck的《Menno Moto》通過門諾派散居者的旅程探索了社會隔離以及他自己的文化根源，而Ben Judah的《This is London》則通過移民人口調查了一個城市的隱居生活。香港浸會大學助理教授，《Riding the Trains in Japan》作者Patrick Holland將訪談作者們從他們的寫作旅程中關於流動性、文化融合、流放和歸屬感的經歷。節目以英語進行, 中文字幕將於48小時後提供在線上觀看。
Featuring (click on author names to read more)
Sophy Roberts is British writer based in Dorset, England, whose work focuses on travel and conservation.
Jazmina Barrera was born in Mexico City in 1988.
Cameron Dueck uses adventure travel to tell stories about fringe societies.
Ben Judah was born in London.
Patrick Holland is an Australian novelist and short-story writer based in Hong Kong.