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Hong Kong Writers Circle Podcast

News, How-To's and interviews from the heart of the Hong Kong literary scene. For almost 25 years, the Hong Kong Writers Circle (HKWC) has been a stalwart of Hong Kong’s literary scene, creating an environment in which writers develop their skills and hone their craft, while increasing their knowledge of the publishing industry with the support of their peers. Our members come from all corners of the globe and range from published professionals to the aspiring amateur. Get inspired, get involved and get in touch with the Hong Kong Writers Circle at hkwriterscircle.com. Then get on with some writing! Produced by SCC Overton.
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May 25, 2016

 

Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 16: South China Morning Blues

 

Ray Hecht discusses his novel South China Morning Blues, published by our friends at Blacksmith Books. The novel concerns an ensemble of characters living their lives in the cities of the Pearl River Delta.

The Writing Masterclass is "How to Write an Ensemble Novel".

 

Simon and Ray

 

Timings

 

00:00 - Introducing the novel
16:30 - Extract 1: "It's a cool party..."
19:40 - The characters
29:20 - Extract 2: Archetypes
30:00 - Themes of the novel
44:20 - Extract 3: The South China Conundrum
46:40 - Interlude: Drink Beer (Till the Day That I Die) by Dazie Mae
49:00 - Masterclass: How to write an ensemble novel
69:00 - Copyright information

 

Links

 

South China Morning Blues published by Blacksmith Books
Ray's website and blog
Half the World Global Literati Award mentioned by Simon
Scott McCloud's 'Understanding Comics' mentioned by Ray
HK Lit Fest promo (Xu Xi in conversation with SCC Overton)
Simon's website
Hong Kong Writers Circle
Subscribe to the podcast on I Tunes

 

Copyright Information

 

The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 16: South China Morning Blues was produced by SCC Overton.

For more information about this podcast and all of our other activities, please visit our website: hkwriterscircle.com

Exerpts were from South China Morning Blues by Ray Hecht published by Blacksmith Books.

The music was Jingle Jazz by Quantum Jazz from the album End of Line, used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 licence.

Jingle Jazz (Quantum Jazz) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The interlude music was Drink Beer (Till the Day That I Die) by Dazie Mae from the album, Velvet Dress and Stockings, used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 3.0 license.

Drink Beer (Till The Day That I Die) (Dazie Mae) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

If you are an author, publisher or musician and would like to collaborate on an episode of this podcast or for any other feedback please click here to email, using the subject line "Podcast". Members of the HKWC are encouraged to get in touch with ideas, interview suggestions, audio essays and other ways to collaborate, including production assistance.

Thanks as always to Katrina Teh for the podcast artwork.

 

 

 

May 2, 2016

 

Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 15: Editing Tales of Two Cities

 

S Mickey Lin talks about the editing process of our shared anthology Tales of Two Cities.

Tales of Two Cities Back Cover

 

There are also readings from the Hong Kong based contributors.

 

Joy and Carsten

 

Timings

 

00:00 - Introduction - Ongoing interview with S Mickey Lin
01:10 - Extract 1: The Beekeeper of Hong Kong by Elizabeth Solomon (read by Simon)
06:30 - Extract 2: The Concrete People by Carsten John
13:40 - Extract 3: Free the Yau Ley One by Kim Grant (read by Simon)
21:40 - Extract 4: Window on the World by Jane Wallace (read by Simon)
27:20 - Interlude: Singapore by The Advocates and anthology launch promotion
33:00 - Extract 5: Windfall in Wan Chai by Joy Al-Sofi
38:40 - Extract 6: Three Fingered Wu & Daisy Chu by Lawrence Gray (read by Simon)
46:30 - Copyright information

 

Links

 

Tales of Two Cities
The Singapore Writers' Group
Ethos Books
Andrew Fiu - mentioned by Mickey
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal - mentioned by Simon
Mickey's website
Simon's website
Hong Kong Writers Circle
Subscribe to the podcast on I Tunes

 

 

Copyright Information

 

The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 15: Editing Tales of Two Cities was produced by SCC Overton.

For more information about this podcast and all of our other activities, please visit our website: hkwriterscircle.com

Exerpts were from Tales of Two Cities edited by Alice Clark-Platts, S. Mickey Lin, Edmund Price and Harmony Sin, co-published by the imprint Ethos Books, the Hong Kong Writers Circle and the Singapore Writers Group.

The music was Jingle Jazz by Quantum Jazz from the album End of Line, used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 licence.

Jingle Jazz (Quantum Jazz) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The interlude music was Singapore by The Advocates, used with permission.

If you are an author, publisher or musician and would like to collaborate on an episode of this podcast or for any other feedback please click here to email, using the subject line "Podcast". Members of the HKWC are encouraged to get in touch with ideas, interview suggestions, audio essays and other ways to collaborate, including production assistance.

Thanks as always to Katrina Teh for the podcast artwork.

 

 

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