Guide To Hong Kong’s International Literary Festival 2023

Book Swaps, Workshops, Signings & More In Hong Kong - March 6-12, 2023!

2023 Mar 06 - 2023 Mar 12

best family-friendly events in hong kong march 2023

It’s back! With a variety of events including discussions, literary lunches and dinners, workshops, lectures, debates, book signings, and readings the Hong Kong Literary Festival will have an abundance to offer. Hong Kong’s premier literary event will return from March 6-12, 2023 at venues including Asia Society, Soho House, The Foreign Correspondents Club, PMQ and The Fringe Club.

For specific child-friendly events, please visit our dedicated page here.

There will be an abundance of genres and event types. Here are some of the highlights:

  • The theme of this year’s festival is celebrating the Best of Hong Kong – a return to open borders and sharing stories and ideas from a pool of incredibly diverse local and international talent, the prizes won and future potential.
  • Headline Speakers include – Booker Prize Winner for 2022 Shehan Karunatilaka (The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida), Aron Harilela, Jonathan Kaufman & Vaudine England (The Story of Hari), Pico Iyer (In Search of Paradise), Emily St John Mendel (Studies in Humanity), Jonathan Kaufman (Rival Dynasties), Jing Tsu (Saving China’s Language Script). For full program click here.
  • Stand-out events celebrating Hong Kong: Dung Kai-cheung & Wong Yi (The Art Of Daily Life & Ordinary Objects), Christine Loh and Judith Mackay (Lessons of Covid-19) and more
  • Join wildlife photographer and author Adam Francis (A Field Guide to the Snakes of Hong Kong, A Field Guide to the Turtles of Hong Kong) on an exhilarating night safari in the New Territories – suitable for children over 8 and who can manage a 3-hour walk.
  • Join Chef ArChan Chan (Hong Kong Local) and head chef at Ho Lee Fook for a walk around Sai Ying Pun and Sheung Wan markets: come prepared to eat, talk and enjoy some local eats!
  • Come listen to Florence de Changy (award-winning foreign correspondent for Le Monde) as she discusses her investigation into the disappearance of flight MH370 in her book The Impossible Case of MH370.
  • Experienced librarian and book lover Janet Mann (The School Library Book: A Guide To Effective School Libraries) invites you to an engaging online workshop with fellow librarian Beth McNeilly Oon how libraries and librarians are ideally placed to help combat youngsters’ increasing addiction to screens.

More information to come!  Watch this space!

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