Jul 9

ACLA 2017

Panel: "The Poetics of Emergency"
Paper: "Hardly War, Always War: Don Mee Choi's Geopolitical Poetics"
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference
University of Utrecht
The Netherlands

9:00 am09:00

Women's Studies Research Centre, HKU

"The Case of the Awful Case Study: Modeling Gender Equity in Research"
Taking Gender Studies Research Seriously in Higher Education – An Interactive Forum between Students, Academics and Senior Management at HKU
The University of Hong Kong, 11/F, Cheung Yu Tong Tower

11:00 am11:00

Yale-NUS College, Singapore

Poetic License: A Generative Poetry Workshop
The Writer's Centre
Tuesday February 27, 11AM-12:30PM

Reading with Nicholas Wong
The Elm College Lounge
Tuesday February 27, 7PM

Feb 11

AWP Washington, D.C.

"US/Pacific Poets Confronting US Empire"
with Brenda Shaughnessy, Laurence Minh-Bùi Davis, Lehua Taitano, and Lyz Soto. Moderator and panelist.
Friday, February 10, 1:30-2:45PM

Marquis Salon 12 & 13, Marriot Marquis, Meeting Level Two

"The International Writer-Teacher"
with Xu Xi, Patty Paine, Jane Lewty, and Raphael Dagold.
Saturday, February 11, 9:00-10:15AM
Liberty Salon L, Marriot Marquis, Meeting Level Four

Nov 6

Singapore Writers Festival

How Poetry is Liberated in Mixed Media
with Nancy Perloff and Divya Victor, moderated by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé
Saturday November 5, 2:30-3:30PM; The Arts House, Screening Room

Americans in the Pacific
with Atia Abawi and Nisid Hajari, moderated by Elvin Lim
Sunday November 5, 10:00AM-11:00AM; The Arts House, Play Den

Crossing Boundaries I: Four Masters Read Excerpts from their Works
with Cole Swensen, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé and Nancy Perloff
Sunday November 6, 8:30-9:30PM; The Arts House, Gallery II

7:15 pm19:15

University of Hong Kong Graduate Hub

“Ava DuVernay’s 13th and Black Lives Matter”
Screening and panel discussion with Liana Johnson, Lori Granito, and Steven Gauntley, moderated by Keisha Siriboe.
Saturday October 15, 7:15PM
Room P4, Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, No. 3 University Drive, HKU

5:30 pm17:30

CURVED: Literature for Bilingual Immersive Multi-screen Environments

  • Gallery 360*, School of Creative Media


Gallery 360°, 8th Floor, School of Creative Media
City University of Hong Kong

An informal mix of screen-readings, immersive language-art works-in-progress, poetry, and political hacks. With visiting poets Scherezade Siobhan and Greg Bern.

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3:00 pm15:00

Poetry at Papay Gyro Nights Hong Kong 2016

“Architecture: The Search for a New Vernacular in the Age of Displacement”
Roundtable discussion (moderator)
The Hong Kong House of Literature, Wan Chai

Johannes Goransson (SE)
David Jhave Johnston (HK)
James Shea (US)
Kim Simonsen (FO)
Tang Siu Wa (HK)

9:00 am09:00

AWP Los Angeles

  • LA Convention Center

"The Poetic Past: Crafting Poems Through Historical Material" with Campbell McGrath, Bettina Judd, Linwood Rumney, and John Drury.
Room 515 B, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

Contemporary poetry is filled with work that explores historical material. Reflecting on the importance of this tradition, this panel offers insights into writing strategies, research practices, and professional opportunities for such work. What is the poet’s responsibility to historical accuracy and representing historical figures? What kind of research is done in crafting such poems? What strategies can poets use to write about and through historical material?

7:00 pm19:00

International Writers Workshop Reading

A reading with the the International Writers Workshop 2015 visiting poets: Mariko Nagai (Japan),  Oumar Farouk Sesay (Sierra Leone), Alecia McKenzie (Jamaica), and Bidisha (UK), and local poets Tammy Ho, David McKirdy, Kate Rogers, James Shea, and Nicholas Wong.
iCafé, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University

Jul 21

Visiting Poet, City University MFA Programme

Reading (open to the public)
Monday July 20, 7PM

Lecture (CityU MFA students and faculty only)
Tuesday July 21, 1PM

Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, City University, Hong Kong