Writing Workshop on Street Roaming and Discovery

28, 29/4
Saturday, Sunday
15:00-18:00; 19:30-22:00  (28/4)
10:00-13:00 (29/4)
Venue: Patane Library

Number of Participants: 15
Applicants have to submit a 500-word article (in any topics) each and the instructor will choose applicants with the best-written pieces.


Roaming the city, you take the same path to home every day. How does this experience influence you? Streets are public space where we also leave our own footprints – the interplay between these two parts constitutes our memories. Through words to record, express and visualise our feelings, we can be enlightened by our surroundings and undertake a journey of self-discovery at familiar streets. 

In tandem with the theme of the 29th Macao Arts Festival, “Origin”, and its Asian Focus, the writing workshop is hosted by Hong Kong writer Tang Siu-wa. Through writing theories, writing exercises and on-site writing, the workshop aims to advocate local writing and broaden the imagination of participants. From roaming the city to writing about streets, participants can pay attention to details of the city and write about themselves. With the participations of cross-media artists and art work, the workshop helps us observe the streets from a visual art perspective.

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Tang Siu-Wa

A writer, cultural critic and curator in Hong Kong, Tang has a Bachelor’s degree of Chinese Language and Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Master’s degree from the Division of Humanities at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is the author of poetry collections, A Bottle Unmoved and The Opposite of Sounds, and prose collections, A Motley of Banalities and Just Like Nothing Happens. A founding editor of literature magazine Fleurs des lettres, she is now a part-time lecturer on literature reading and creative writing at tertiary education institutions. Joining a taskforce on The House of Hong Kong Literature in 2009, she advocated alongside with other writers, such as Dung Kai-cheung, Ma Ka-fai and Lawrence Pun for the establishment of the eponymous premises; following the establishment of The House of Hong Kong Literature in 2013, she is now convener of the administrative council of The House of Hong Kong Literature and its chief curator, involving in several editions of Hong Kong Literature Season and various interdisciplinary art projects. She has also been a host of several cultural programmes, including television talk show Literature Night. A 2014 resident at the International Writing Programme of the University of Iowa in the United States, she has also been a resident writer at Vermont Studio Center in the U.S. and participated in various events, such as Taipei Poetry Festival and Asian Poetry Festival.