One of the privileges of being a writer is joining, and supporting, a local community of children’s book creators and readers.
In addition to volunteering with a wonderful literacy charity, Bring Me A Book Hong Kong, I volunteer with and regularly host free storytelling sessions at reBooked, a Hong Kong-based, non-profit social enterprise founded by an inspiring teen, Bailey Cherry, and managed by students and volunteers. reBooked’s secondhand bookshop for children in Central Hong Kong is the perfect venue for local authors, illustrators, educators, librarians and teachers who are passionate about children’s literature to share their passion with young readers.
So far, we have hosted:
- award-wining authors such as Rachel Ip and Dora Tsang
- amazing artists such as Kris Tsang and Libby Lam
- energetic educators such as Resham Premchand
- lovely librarians such as Julia Besnard and Beth McNeilly
- youthful yogis such as Amber Le Scelle
and so many more committed and passionate volunteer storytellers, without whom none of this would be possible.
As I am a member of, and a critique coordinator for, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) (HK chapter) and because of my work with reBooked, I have independently compiled of a list of Hong Kong-based authors and illustrators who are available for school visits and workshops. You can access the list below.
Please note that while I have taken all reasonable care to ensure that the details are all correct as of the date of the document, it is not updated regularly. Please contact the individual authors and illustrators to discuss your needs with them directly.
reBooked provides a safe, cosy, book-lined environment within which to engage with children of all ages from our local communities and I am grateful for the reBooked team’s generosity of spirit. Interested in getting involved? Get in touch!