Ben Okri and Keith Gray in Hong Kong Book Fair 2015
Date
Thursday 16 July 2015 - 00.00 to Sunday 19 July 2015 - 00.00
Location
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai

Left: Ben Okri
Right: Keith Gray

The British Council is proud to bring two UK writers, Ben Okri and Keith Gary to the Hong Kong Book Fair this year for a series of talks and events.

Love at 8th Book: Confessions of a Reluctant Reader — A Dialogue with Keith Gray

Moderator: Mr Chip Tsao (Multilingual Hong Kong-based columnist, broadcaster, and writer)

Keith Gray grew up in a house without books and during his early school years was labelled by teachers as a 'reluctant reader'. These days, however, he's an award-winning YA novelist whose books are published worldwide. Keith will talk about how this unexpected transformation came about, as well the importance of allowing young people access to thoughtful, challenging and exciting fiction. He will share his experiences of visiting schools and libraries across the UK talking about books, encouraging teenagers to read, inspiring them to write, despite the fact that he still thinks of himself as a 'reluctant reader' even now.

Date: 16 July 2015, Thursday
Time: 18:00 pm - 19:30 pm
Venue: Meeting Room S222-223, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Moderator: Mr Chip Tsao (Multilingual Hong Kong-based columnist, broadcaster, and writer)
Language: English
Remarks: Suitable for adult and teenage readers

Free admission | Registration is required. Register here

Other Keith Gray's programmes in Hong Kong

 

Journey into the Imagination: A Dialogue with Ben Okri

Moderator: Juliana Liu (BBC News Hong Kong Correspondent)

Come with a paper, pen and an open mind, prepared to take risks with Ben Okri as he leads you in a unique and creative session.

Date: 19 July 2014, Sunday
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Theatre 2, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Language: English
Remarks: Suitable for adult and teenage readers

Free admission | Registration is required. Register here

 

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Arts, Literature & spoken word