The 11th Hong Kong International Literary Festival is back again from March 8 – 18, 2011 with 60 events. Whatever your taste in books, whatever you are looking for at the festival, you will not be disappointed. The wide range of genres this year include historical fiction, biography, crime, ‘chick-lit’, current affairs and human rights issues, and with writers who include working mums, doctors, lawyers, two titled gentlemen and a pastry chef.
For young children, events take place at family-friendly places such as Hullett House and Saffron Cafe at The Peak. Some of the kids’ events include:
Multi-award winning author and illustrator Sally Rippin writes for children of all ages from babies to young adults. Bring your young ones along to enjoy a session with her as she reads and demostrates how to draw a cheeky baby monkey to take home. Suitable for parents and children ages 3 to 6.
What better way to introduce children to the joy of storytelling than by meeting an author? Children’s author Aleesah Darlison reads from her books and brings the stories to life with toys and soft puppets. The session finishes with a fun coloring activity. For parents and children ages 3 to 5.