british council: meet with t.s. eliot prize-winning poet sarah howe

Wednesday, July 20th 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

British Council: Meet with T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet SARAH HOWE

Co-presented with Asia Society Hong Kong, the British Council is delighted to bring Sarah Howe to an evening discussion with the Hong Kong Writer, Melanie Ho. Details as follows:

Imagined Places

Date & Time

18.30-20.00 | Wednesday, 20 July 2016

18.30 - 19.00 Drink reception
19.00 - 20.00 Discussion


Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty


Melanie Ho




$300 Standard 
$200 British Council staff & supporters*

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In her poem ‘Questions of Travel’, the American poet Elizabeth Bishop asked, ‘Is it lack of imagination that makes us come / to imagined places, not just stay at home?’ At this moment in time, when exile, migration and where we belong are urgent political questions, how might poetry open our eyes to other ways of seeing the world? The poet is ‘always in a foreign country’, the French-Jewish-Egyptian poet Edmond Jabès once said he ‘uses poetry as an interpreter.’ In this reading and conversation, Hong Kong-born British poet Sarah Howe will talk about poetry as a potential interpreter of migrant experience, when writing in the space between countries, cultures and races.


For more information about Sarah Howe’s events in Hong Kong, please visit:


HK$200 (Lifetime/Patron)

HK$200 (Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member)

HK$300 (Prospect/Guest)

Sign Up Deadline

Monday, July 18th 2016

Time & Location

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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