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Delere Press at Cha: Joint Book Launch & Reading

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Delere Press at Cha: Joint Book Launch & Reading


Cha editors Tammy Ho Lai-Ming and Eddie Tay will be launching and reading from their new books published by Singapore's Delere Press. Tammy's HER NAME UPON THE STRAND is her first collection of short stories, while Eddie's ANYTHING YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH: CREATIVE PRACTICES is part memoir, part exegesis of what it means to be a creative maker in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Delere Press at Cha: Joint Book Launch & Reading
Date: Monday 26 November 2018
Speakers: Tammy Ho Lai-Ming and Eddie Tay
Time: 7:30-8:45
Venue: Pop Up by Social Club (G/F, China Hong Kong Tower, Wanchai, Hong Kong)

FREE ENTRY | ALL ARE WELCOME

❦ TAMMY ❦
Tammy Ho Lai-Ming is the founding co-editor of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, the English Editor of 聲韻詩刊 Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine, and an editor of the academic journals Victorian Network and Hong Kong Studies. She co-edited the anthologies Desde Hong Kong: Poets in Conversation with Octavio Paz (2014), Quixotica: Poems East of La Mancha (2016) and Twin Cities: An Anthology of Twin Cinema from Singapore and Hong Kong (2017). Her literary translations have appeared in World Literature Today, Chinese Literature Today, and Pathlight, among other places. She is an Associate Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University 香港浸會大學, where she teaches poetics, fiction, and modern drama. Her first poetry collection is Hula Hooping and she has books forthcoming from Math Paper Press, Palgrave and Springer. Tammy is the recipient of a Young Artist Award in Literary Arts (Hong Kong) and she is the Vice President of PEN Hong Kong and a Junior Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities.

❦ EDDIE ❦
Eddie Tay is a poet, street photographer and literature professor at the Department of English, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學 - CUHK, where he teaches courses on reading and writing poetry, children's literature, autoethnography, photography and social media. He is the author of four volumes of poetry. His first, remnants (2001), consists of renditions of mythic and colonial history of Malaya as well as an homage to the Tang Dynasty poets Li Bai, Du Fu and Li He. His second volume, A Lover’s Soliloquy (2005), extends his interests in Tang Dynasty poetry through renditions of the poetry of Li Shang-yin. The volume is also about the modern cities of Hong Kong and Singapore. His third, The Mental Life of Cities, is a winner of the 2012 Singapore Literature Prize. In it, he experiments with bilingual (English-Chinese) poetry. His most recent collection is Dreaming Cities (2016), featuring his street photography and poetry. He is the Reviews Editor of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and an editor of Hong Kong Studies.

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Cha Reading Series { http://bit.ly/2fnE9EE} takes the online journal out into the physical world. It brings together poets, writers, translators and artists who are in some way or other affiliated with Cha. Readings will take place in various impromptu locations across the city, in public and private rooms, lecture halls, on park benches, in front of billboards, next to a window scratched by tree branches. They will read their work informally or seriously. They will discuss issues, argue, debate and exchange. We also hope to form dialogue and explore specific pertinent topics that inspire or beset the contemporary world. Suggestions for future events can be sent to dCB8IGFzaWFuY2hhICEgY29t.
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