Re-launched in September 2016, PEN Hong Kong brings together writers and other professionals to celebrate and promote creative and free expression.
The mission of PEN Hong Kong is to bring together writers, editors, publishers, booksellers, translators, journalists, academics and others working in the field of the written word to celebrate and promote literature and creative expression. We are focused on defending freedom of expression in Hong Kong and the rest of China and shall join our counterparts in PEN International as advocates for freedom of expression worldwide.
Who We Are:
PEN Hong Kong is the local Hong Kong chapter of PEN International, and as such, adheres to the PEN Charter. Three Hong Kong delegates represented us at the conference of PEN International in Ourense in September 2016. We were officially launched on 13 November 2016 as a bilingual centre, a revival and transformation of the former “Hong Kong (English-speaking) PEN Centre”.
Jason Ng – President
Timothy O’Leary – Secretary
Tammy Ho – Vice President
Nicholas Wong – Vice President
Ilaria Maria Sala – Membership Subcommittee Chair & Advocacy Subcommittee Chair
Stephen Vines – Publicity Subcommittee Chair
Simon Westcott – Budget Subcommittee Chair