Macao Cultural Centre Conference Room
Speakers: Cheuk Wan Chi and Un Sio San
Moderator: Tang Siu-wa
Travel is a liberating adventure. Travellers blur borders between nations while enjoying freedom of mind. In line with the theme “a tribute to the classics” of the 30th Macao Arts Festival, three well-known literati and writers from Hong Kong and Macao are specially invited to share their romantic cultural journeys, and talk about the classics in literature and art. Come and join this gathering that would instantly take your soul globetrotting across times!
Cheuk Wan Chi
Cheuk worked as a DJ for the Hong Kong Commercial Radio (CRHK) since the age of 13 and her radio drama GC Goobi Family received great acclaims. She also works successively as a film director, scriptwriter, actress and TV presenter, and is the first female artist who hold a stand-up solo performance in major venues in Hong Kong.
Cheuk is also a multi-award-winning writer on various themes, having published 27 books, of which The Necessity of Travel won the Hong Kong Golden Book Awards 2016 and the 29th Hong Kong Print Awards 2017.
Un Sio San
Un Sio San is a poet and writer. She has attained dual Bachelor’s degrees in Chinese and Literature and Art from Peking University, as well as dual Master’s degrees in East Asian Studies and Asia-Pacific Studies from the University of Toronto. She has won the Henry Luce Foundation Chinese Poetry Award (U.S.A.), The China Times Literature Awards (Taiwan), Macao Literary Award, to name a few. In 2014, she was the poet-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center (U.S.A.). She has been invited to many international poetry festivals in New York, Lisbon, etc. She was the lyricist of Macao’s first original chamber opera A Fragrant Dream. Her poetry collections include Evolution of Love, Wonderland and A Bustle Island – Article Collections from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao.
A writer, cultural critic and curator from Hong Kong, Tang received her 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. Tang 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.