The Queer Question LGBTQ+：為非主流發聲
With the support of Culture Ireland and the Consulate General of the United States
Although the LGBTQ+ community has become better represented within the mainstream media, there is still a need for more diverse literary voices in the writing scene. In conversation with Paul Tam, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Ballet, acclaimed writers Helen Zia, and Kit Fan will discuss how and why the writing circle desperately needs the LGBTQ+ community. As activists and advocates for the LGBTQ+ community, they will share their candid experiences and offer advice to aspiring writers on how writing and identity can be connected.
Opening act by Edward Gunawan from Hong Kong Stories
Edward Gunawan is a multi-disciplinary storyteller who has written, produced, directed, and acted in over 50 creative projects. As a storyteller from Hong Kong Stories, Gunawan will be opening this panel.
Edward Gunawan是一位說書人，他撰寫、製作、指導並代理了五十多個創意項目。作為Hong Kong Stories的主持人，Gunawan將在活動前演說故事。
Featuring (click on author names to read more)
Helen Zia, an award-winning journalist and Fulbright Scholar, spent 12 years working on her recent book, Last Boat out of Shanghai.
Edward Gunawan is a multi-disciplinary storyteller who has written, produced, directed, and acted in over 50 creative projects. As a storyteller from Hong Kong Stories, Gunawan will be the opening act for HKILF’s Queer Question panel.