The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities at The Education University of Hong Kong is proud to announce that Hong Kong’s first ever One City, One Book initiative will be hosted during the 2018/2019 academic year.
One City One Book is a community reading programme which aims to get as many people as possible in a city, to read and discuss a single book. A series of activities related to the chosen book, are held around the city over a concentrated period of time. These activities may include talks and panel discussions on the book and its themes, exhibitions, film screenings, school events, book discussions, author visit, cultural performances, library events, etc. The goals of the initiative are often to build a sense of community and promote literacy. The book chosen for the first ever One City One Book initiative in Hong Kong is The Arrival (2006), a wordless graphic novel by the Chinese Australian graphic novelist Shaun Tan.
More information will be announced soon at the One City One Book homepage: onecityonebook.hk. Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned!