Keeping Our Voices Free GERMANY READS FOR HONG KONG

We are delighted that the 19th international literature festival berlin and the German PEN Center are calling for a Germany-wide reading on 21 September 2019 for Hong Kong. The reading is intended to express solidarity with the democracy movement in Hong Kong, which among other things is directed against the extradition of regime critics to mainland China, police and military force and for the release of political prisoners.

At PEN Hong Kong, we are organising a reading on the same day to reaffirm our commitment to free expression and literature, and against attempts to silence voices advocating for freedom and democracy. We also encourage other groups in the city to do the same, or to join us.

MC:
Tammy Lai-Ming Ho (PEN Hong Kong President)

Speakers:
Elizabeth Briel (Artist)
❦ Jennifer Anne Eagleton (PEN Hong Kong member)
Brian Fong (Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Academy of Hong Kong Studies at EdUHK)
Sonia FL Leung (PEN Hong Kong member)
Mischa Moselle (Writer)
William Nee (PEN Hong Kong Vice President)
Jason Y. Ng (PEN Hong Kong ExCo member and former President)
Jim Pollard (Teacher)
Kate Rogers (PEN Hong Kong member)
Ilaria Maria Sala (PEN Hong Kong Vice President)
Jessica Valdez (Assistant Professor at HKU)
❦ Alvin Wong (Assistant Professor at HKU)

Special voice performer (voice recording):
❦ Elaine W. Ho 何穎雅 (Artist)

KEEPING OUR VOICES FREE
Presented by PEN Hong Kong & Germany Reads for Hong Kong
Date: Saturday 21 September 2019
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Venue Sponsor: Kafnu Hong Kong (2F, Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom)
Organiser and moderator: Tammy Ho ([email protected])