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Second Century Lecture by Sarah Howe
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Event Details

Second Century Lecture Series
Lecture by Sarah Howe

Identity and Displacement: My Journey as a Poet

Date: November 8, 2016, Tuesday
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong
Free admission

In January of this year Hong Kong-born British poet Sarah Howe followed in the footsteps of literary greats, including Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes, by winning the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. Her winning debut collection, Loop of Jade, is an ambitious exploration of her dual Anglo-Chinese heritage, drawing on themes of identity and displacement.

About Sarah Howe :
Sarah Howe is a British poet, academic and editor. Born in Hong Kong to an English father and Chinese mother, she moved to England as a child. Her first book, Loop of Jade, won the T.S. Eliot Prize and The Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Having previously held fellowships at Cambridge University and Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute, she is currently a Leverhulme Fellow at University College London.

About the Second Century Lecture Series:
The Second Century Lecture Series aims to maintain the momentum of the University's Centenary celebrations by bringing distinguished scholars in their field to share their experience and world-class expertise with the University and the public.

This Second Century Lecture is jointly organised by the Faculty of Arts and the Hong Kong International Literary Festival.

Date/Time08/11/2016 18:30-20:00
VenueRayson Huang Theatre, HKU

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 27/09/2016 11:00(HKT) to 08/11/2016 19:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 300. Registrants will be placed on a waiting list if the registration quota is reached.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

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