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Women Who Write

What are the self-perceptions, preoccupation, and creativity of women poets writing across the diaspora? How do they fuse their lived experiences and rich imagination? What kind of breakthroughs do they seek as women writers living in this multicultural world?

The Mapping of Desire

In this current time, how does a writer approach questions of gender and sexual identities? How do we go about mapping the taboos and unspoken desires? How can we go about redrawing boundaries or appreciating the power of naming?

Voices in Hong Kong

Come and join us for a lunchtime of poetry and conversation with some of the much-celebrated poets living and writing in Hong Kong. Moderated by Melanie Ho, journalist, literary critic, and contributor to the Asian Review of Books.

Breaking Down Stereotypes

How can poetry help to break down unjust stereotypes and bring about a greater sense of equality? From translating and reinventing classical Chinese poetry to the use of multilingual expressions, these poets will reflect on the …

Family History

In this event, Prof Susheila Nasta—pre-eminent scholar on diasporic literature and founding editor of Wasafiri—will talk to Shirley Lim, Jennifer Lee-Tsai, Hannah Lowe, and Kit Fan about their childhoods and family history, and how these experiences have transformed their writing journeys.

Poetry & Society

Is it possible to write poetry without thinking or caring about society? For a poet, how does reality find its way to the page? What is a poet’s responsibility or allegiances as he or she experiences and reflects on the world?

Women Who Write

October 5 @ 1pm A reading & discussion with Cynthia Miller Tammy Ho Claire Cox Belle Ling Moderated by Jennifer Wong To book: https://poeticsofhome_womenwhowrite.eventbrite.co.uk What are the self-perceptions, preoccupations and creativities of women poets writing across the diaspora? How do they …

Family History

October 1 @ 7pm  A reading and discussion with Shirley Lim Jennifer Lee-Tsai Hannah Lowe Kit Fan Moderated by Prof Susheila Nasta To book, go to https://poeticsofhome_history.eventbrite.co.uk Kit Fan is a novelist, poet, and critic. As Slow As Possible, his …