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Sun, Nov 19


Meeting point: Cheung Chau ferry pier

Poems on the ferry

with Yam Gong & Ah Lam. An encounter between two poets who cannot stop reading poems.

Poems on the ferry
Poems on the ferry

Time & Location

Nov 19, 2023, 2:45 PM – 3:50 PM

Meeting point: Cheung Chau ferry pier, Cheung Chau Ferry Pier, Praya St, Hong Kong

About the event

One day, Mr. Yam Gong came from Peng Chau to visit Chow Yik Lam (Ah Lam) on Cheung Chau. They talked about poems but couldn't get enough of them.  So, Ah Lam took the inter-island ferry to accompany Yam Gong back to Peng Chau while they read aloud each other's poems on the ferry.

**This is a moving event, starting in Cheung Chau ending in Peng Chau.**

About the hosts:

Yam Gong - Born in Hong Kong, Yam Gong began writing poetry in the 1970s. He has received the Hong Kong Youth Literature Award (1983) and the Workers’ Literature Award (1982; 1984), and, in 1998, he received the Hong Kong Biennial Award for Chinese Literature for his first book 'And So You Look at Festival Lights along the Street' (1997). In 1987, he co-founded the poetry magazine One-Ninth and was involved in editing the first few issues. He has presented his work at various literary festivals, such as the International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong, the Macau Literary Festival, and the Taipei Poetry Festival, among others. 

Chow Yik-lam (b. 1992 in Hong Kong), has published 'Sunset Siesta', 'The hole opened by kids' and 'A Tunnel With No Cars'.

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