On September 6th (Wednesday), PEN Hong Kong will be hosting an informal bilingual reading (Cantonese and English) as part of the International Literature Festival Berlin (ILB). The speakers will be introducing and reading something of their own choosing on the subject of human rights. This event especially welcomes writers interested in joining PEN Hong Kong to attend.
Lian-Hee Wee, Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, will be reading his poem “Duckgate 傳說的海角殘碉” in Cantonese.
-Date: 6 September (Wednesday)
-Time: 7:30 p.m. onwards
-Venue sponsor: Art and Culture Outreach｜艺鵠
Address: 14/F, Foo Tak Building, 365-367 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong (Exit B of Causeway Bay MTR station, opposite to Tin Lok Lane)
-Contact: Tammy Ho Lai-Ming (firstname.lastname@example.org)
‘Human rights: Human rights are not bestowed by a state; they are inherent rights enjoyed by every person. Guaranteeing human rights is both the most important objective of a government and the foundation of the legitimacy of its public authority; it is also the intrinsic requirement of the policy of “putting people first.” China’s successive political disasters have all been closely related to the disregard for human rights by the ruling establishment. People are the mainstay of a nation; a nation serves its people; government exists for the people.’ (Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08)