Hong Kong Literature Festival traces use of memories in literary works with variety of programmes


Under the theme “Feeling Nostalgic”, the 10th Hong Kong Literature Festival (HKLF) opened on June 26 with a wide range of activities for the public to appreciate the use of memories and reminiscences in literary works.

Presented by the Hong Kong Public Libraries of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), the festival runs until July 13. Over 30 interactive literary activities are being organised including a thematic exhibition, symposiums, comparative readings of literature and adaptations, guided reading sessions, a good read series, group reading workshops, poetry recitals, dialogues with creators and interflow programmes. All events will be held at the Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL).
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Chairman of the Public Libraries Advisory Committee, Professor Leung Yuen-sang, pointed out that there is a close connection between memories in life and literature, which gave rise to the idea of adopting “Feeling Nostalgic” as the theme for this year’s HKLF.

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