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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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News, how-to's and interviews

from the heart of the Hong Kong literary scene

Oct 11, 2017

The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast episode 32 "The Last Gods of Indochine" was produced by SCC Overton.

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

Exerpts were from The Last Gods of Indochine by Samuel Ferrer published by Signal 8 Press.

The podcast theme 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.
The interlude music was Time Does Not Gray by Shaolin Fez from the album, Calm Your Storm 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 email hello@hkwriterscircle.com and use the subject line Podcast.

Thanks as always to Katrina Teh for the podcast artwork.

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Sep 6, 2017

 

Simon and Jason

 

Professor Jason S Polley discusses his two texts, "refrain" about his wide-eyed first travels in India, and "cemetery miss you" about a young man from Pakistan desperately trying to make a living in Hong Kong. Jason discusses the development of each text and explores questions of language, authorial intent and new forms of communication.

 

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Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 31: cemetery miss you / refrain

 

Links

 

Proverse Hong Kong
Simon's website
Hong Kong Writers Circle
Subscribe to the podcast on I Tunes

 

Copyright Information

 

The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 31: cemetery miss you / refrain was produced by SCC Overton.

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

This podcast featured:
'cemetery miss you' and 'refrain' by Jason S Polley, published by Proverse Hong Kong;
and excerpts from the Casey Neistat and Every Frame a Painting YouTube channels.

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 Southside by Lee Rosevere from the album Music for Podcasts 4, used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution licence.
Lee Rosevere (Quantum Jazz) / CC BY-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.

If you are subscribed to this podcast on I Tunes, please consider giving the show a customer rating as this can help to build our audience and gain exposure for our writers.

Thanks as always to Katrina Teh for the podcast artwork.

 

 

Jul 9, 2017

 

Sophie Hannah

 

Sophie Hannah, the British poet and novelist, discusses her crime fiction and poetry with a special focus on her novels that continue Agatha Christie's Poirot series, ahead of her visit to the Hong Kong Book Fair 2017 from the 24th to the 26th of July at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre. This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with the British Council. Event details and registration information are available at britishcouncil.hk

 

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Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 30: Sophie Hannah x British Council x HKWC

 

Links

 

Hong Kong Book Fair 2017 - British Council event details and registration information
Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah (Amazon)
Hong Kong Book Fair - general website
Simon's website
Hong Kong Writers Circle
Subscribe to the podcast on I Tunes

 

Copyright Information

 

The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 30: Sophie Hannah x British Council was produced by SCC Overton.

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

This podcast featured:
Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah, published by Harper Collins

The interview with Sophie Hannah and her appearance at the Hong Kong Book Fair 2017 was organised by the British Council.

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

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.

If you are subscribed to this podcast on I Tunes, please consider giving the show a customer rating as this can help to build our audience and gain exposure for our writers.

Thanks as always to Katrina Teh for the podcast artwork.

 

 

Jul 3, 2017

 

Sara Wheeler

 

Sara Wheeler, the British travel author and biographer, speaks about her travels in extreme environments including the Antarctic and Arctic ahead of her visit to the Hong Kong Book Fair 2017 from the 21st to 23rd of July at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre. This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with the British Council. Event details and registration information are available at britishcouncil.hk

 

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Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 29: Sara Wheeler x British Council x HKWC

 

Links

 

Hong Kong Book Fair 2017 - British Council event details and registration information
O My America by Sara Wheeler (Amazon)
Hong Kong Book Fair - general website
Simon's website
Hong Kong Writers Circle
Subscribe to the podcast on I Tunes

 

Copyright Information

 

The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 29: Sara Wheeler x British Council was produced by SCC Overton.

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

This podcast featured:
O My America! by Sara Wheeler published by Vintage

The interview with Sara Wheeler and her appearance at the Hong Kong Book Fair 2017 was organised by the British Council.

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

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.

If you are subscribed to this podcast on I Tunes, please consider giving the show a customer rating as this can help to build our audience and gain exposure for our writers.

Thanks as always to Katrina Teh for the podcast artwork.

 

 

Jun 26, 2017

Tim Moore

 

Humourist and travel writer Tim Moore discusses his book The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold ahead of his visit to Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Book Fair 2017 from the 22nd to 23rd of July at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre. This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with the British Council. Event details and registration information are available at britishcouncil.hk

 

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Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 28: Tim Moore x British Council x HKWC

 

Links

 

Hong Kong Book Fair 2017 - British Council event details and registration information
Tim Moore on Twitter
The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold by Tim Moore
Hong Kong Book Fair - general website
Simon's website
Hong Kong Writers Circle
Subscribe to the podcast on I Tunes

 

Copyright Information

 

The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 28: Tim Moore x British Council was produced by SCC Overton.

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

This podcast featured:
The Spy Who Went Out in the Cold by Tim Moore published by Penguin

The interview with Tim Moore and his appearance at the Hong Kong Book Fair 2017 was organised by the British Council.

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

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.

If you are subscribed to this podcast on I Tunes, please consider giving the show a customer rating as this can help to build our audience and gain exposure for our writers.

Thanks as always to Katrina Teh for the podcast artwork.

 

YouTube version on the British Council channel:

 

Apr 17, 2017

Verner and Gillian Bickley

 

Gillian and Verner Bickley of local publishers Proverse Hong Kong discuss their non-fiction work and the two Proverse prizes. The Proverse Spring Reception is next week, Thursday 27 April – check the website for details.

 

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Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 27: Proverse 2017

 

Timings

 

00:00 - Introduction - Verner introduces Steps to Paradise
16:30 - Interlude: A Mist On Hinksey Stream by Axletree
18:20 - Gillian introduces In Time of War
35:20 - Interlude: The Curious Roe by Axletree
37:00 - The Proverse Prizes
61:40 - Copyright information

 

Proverse Hong Kong - for information about the Proverse Prizes, events and publishing
Steps to Paradise and Beyond by Verner Bickley
In Time of War coedited by Gillian Bickley
Footfalls Echo in the Memory by Verner Bickley
Simon's website
Hong Kong Writers Circle
Subscribe to the podcast on I Tunes

 

Copyright Information

 

The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 27: Proverse 2017 was produced by SCC Overton.

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

This podcast featured:
Footfalls Echo in the Memory by Verner Bickley, published by IB Tauris,
Steps to Paradise and Beyond by Verner Bickley, published by Proverse Hong Kong, and
In Time of War, edited by Richard Collingwood-Selby and Gillian Bickley, published by Proverse Hong Kong.

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 from the Hengestesieg EP by Axletree, used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence.

Hengestesieg EP (Axletree) / CC BY 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.

 

Mar 17, 2017

Brooke, Nancy, Kathy and Rebekah

 

Rebekah Chan, Coco Richter (Brooke Richter), Nancy KW Leung and Alex Dunn (Kathy Dunn) discuss some of the issues facing women in writing and introduce some works that have inspired them. They begin by introducing and reading from their most recent work.

 

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Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 26: Women in Writing 2017

 

Timings

 

00:00 - Introduction
01:20 - Interview and reading with Coco Richter
09:40 - Interview and reading with Nancy KW Leung
16:00 - Interview and reading with Alex Dunn
27:30 - Interlude: Grey Roses by Dazie Mae
30:10 - Rebekah Chan reads
34:50 - Homme de plume - discussion
42:50 - Earthsea - discussion
65:30 - Sh*tty first drafts - discussion
73:10 - The beauty of being a misfit - discussion
82:30 - Copyright information

 

Links

 

Tempting the Dragon by Coco Richter (Amazon)
Sweet and Sour by Nancy KW Leung (EJ Insight)
The Demon Magician by Alex Dunn (Amazon)
Afterness anthology edited by Rebekah Chan (Facebook)
Coco Richter's website
Alex Dunn's website
Homme de plume (article by Catherine Nichols) - chosen by Nancy
Earthsea (series of novels by Ursula K Le Guin - chosen by Alex Dunn
Bird by Bird (book by Anne Lamott) - chosen by Coco
The beauty of being a misfit (TED talk by Lidia Yuknavitch) - chosen by Rebekah
Simon's website
Hong Kong Writers Circle
Subscribe to the podcast on I Tunes

 

Copyright Information

 

The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 26: Women in Writing 2017 was hosted by Rebekah Chan and produced by SCC Overton.

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

This podcast featured Tempting the Dragon by Coco Richter published by Inkstone Books;
The Demon Magician by Alex Dunn published by The Red Telephone;
Sweet and Sour by Nancy KW Leung, available at ejinsight.com;
Things that Have Happened Since Starting the CityU MFA (Polyamorous) by Rebekah Chan from the collection Afterness: Literature From the New Transnational Asia edited by Rebekah Chan, Gregg Schroeder, Jenn Chan Lyman, Quenntis Ashby and Amanda Webster, published by After-Party Press;
Homme de Plume: What I Learned Sending My Novel Out Under a Male Name by Catherine Nichols, available at jezebel.com;
The Earthsea series by Ursula K Le Guin from various publishers;
Sh*tty First Drafts from Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott published by Anchor; and
The Beauty of Being a Misfit by Lidia Yuknavitch, available at ted.com for which the audio was sourced from YouTube.

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 Grey Roses by Dazie Mae from the album, Seasonal Affective Disorder used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.

City Breeze (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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 9, 2017

Photo by Cindy's Husband

 

This is a live recording of readings from Hong Kong Future Perfect from our appearance at Bookazine's Meet the Authors event in February. The interlude music is from local Hong Kong musicians Sound Sheep.

 

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Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 25: Future Perfect Readings

 

Timings

 

00:00 - Introduction
06:20 - The Man Who Loved Cable Cars by Cindy Lam
09:20 - Cold Comfort by Joy Al-Sofi
12:40 - Little Island of Paradise by Ian Greenfield
17:10 - Pearlania by Stewart McKay
19:50 - Future, Departing by Jason Y Ng
23:20 - Interlude: The Ancient Cry by Sound Sheep
29:30 - In the Floating City by Owen Schaefer
35:20 - Arrangements by Reena Bhojwani
39:30 - Dreams of Utopia by James Tam
44:40 - Island Oasis by Coco Richter
48:30 - Twenty-Three by Chris Maden
52:50 - Copyright information

 

Links

 

Hong Kong Future Perfect
Kindle Version
Sound Sheep
Simon's website
Hong Kong Writers Circle
Subscribe to the podcast on I Tunes

 

Copyright Information

 

The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 25: Future Perfect Readings 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 Hong Kong Future Perfect, published by the Hong Kong Writers Circle, with copyright for individual stories held by the authors.

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 The Ancient Cry by Sound Sheep, which is an independent release and is used with permission. Sound Sheep

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.

Feb 3, 2017

Lawrence Gray

 

In this episode Lawrence Gray introduces his books 'Adam's Franchise' and 'Cop Show Heaven', both published by our friends at Proverse Hong Kong. Lawrence also submits an essay entitled 'A Fool and His Writing'.

 

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Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 24: Adam's Franchise

 

Timings

 

00:00 - Interview with Lawrence Gray
11:10 - Reading - Adam's Franchise
39:40 - Reading - Cop Show Heaven
41:30 - Interlude & Bookazine event promo
43:30 - Essay: A Fool and his Writing
56:40 - Copyright information

 

Links

 

Lawrence's website
Proverse Hong Kong
HKWC website
Hong Kong Future Perfect - the HKWC's latest print anthology
Simon's website
Subscribe to the podcast on I Tunes

 

Copyright Information

 

The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 24: Adam's Franchise 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 Adam's Franchise and Cop Show Heaven by Lawrence Gray published by Proverse Hong Kong.

The podcast theme 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 All My Light by Cory Gray from the album, Carcrashlander Instrumentals used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.
All My Light (Cory Gray)

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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