International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong – 10th Anniversary Celebration

International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong – 10th Anniversary Celebration
香港國際詩歌之夜 – 十週年

Speech and Silence

19-24 November 2019
Hong Kong

25-30 November 2019
Chengdu, Haikou, Hangzhou, Macao, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Xiamen, Yangzhou

International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong (IPNHK) is an award-winning biennial poetry festival established by renowned contemporary Chinese poet Bei Dao. Since its debut in 2009 in Hong Kong, IPNHK has become the most influential series of international poetry events in the sinophone area, delivering internationally acclaimed poets’ thoughts and ideas about poetry to the Chinese-speaking worlds. Following its enormous success in the last decade, IPNHK celebrates its 10th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of Noise Asia in 2019. Gathering more than 50 world-renowned poets, musicians, translators and scholars, IPNHK 2019 presents an extravaganza of poetry and music events with the theme “Speech and Silence” in Hong Kong as well as in 10 different cities in China. Most IPNHK activities are free and open to the public. Please follow our WebsiteFacebookInstagram, WeChat: IPN-HK, and Twitter!

Press Release | 新聞稿

Organizer 主辦

  • Hong Kong Poetry Festival Foundation 香港詩歌節基金會

Co-organizers – Hong Kong 協辦 – 香港

  • Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學文學院
  • Division of Humanities, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 香港科技大學人文學部
  • HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study 香港科技大學賽馬會高等研究院
  • Noise Asia 亞洲傳聲
  • School of Translation, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong 香港恆生大學翻譯學院
  • The Chinese University Press 香港中文大學出版社
  • University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong 香港大學美術博物館


Co-organizers – Macao and Mainland China 協辦 – 澳門及中國大陸

  • Associação de Poetas de Macau Outro Céu 澳門別有天詩社
  • Hangzhou Shuyu Café 杭州舒羽咖啡
  • Huang Bingyu Art Studio 黃炳餘藝創中心
  • Hong Fan Poets Society 紅帆詩社
  • Librairie Avant-Garde 南京先鋒書店
  • A Space for Art and Creativity 飛地人文美學生活空間
  • Shanghai 21 Culture Promotion Co. Ltd (CULTURE 21) 上海廿一文化發展有限公司
  • Xiamen Paper Times Bookstore 廈門紙的時代書店
  • Zall Bookstore 卓爾書店 

Huang-Bingyu-Art-Studio     Shanghai-21-Culture-Promotion-Co.-Ltd-CULTURE-21        

Partners – 合作夥伴

  • Cha: An Asian Literary Journal《茶:亞洲文學期刊》
  • Ifengculture 鳳凰網文化
  • internationales literaturfestival berlin 柏林國際文學節
  • Poetry Island 詩歌島
  • Today Literary Magazine《今天》文學雜誌
  • Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine 《聲韻詩刊》

internationales literaturfestival berlin              

Supported by – 資助

  • Hong Kong Arts Development Council 香港藝術發展局 
  • Ms. Li Wei 李威女士 

Acknowledgements – 特別鳴謝

  • Mr. Ji Qi 季琦先生
  • Mr. Cao Xingcheng 曹興誠先生
  • Ms. Tracy Li 李卓霏女士
  • Mr. Fu Jun 傳骏先生
  • Mr. He Qun 何群先生
  • Cognitio College (Kowloon) 文理書院(九龍)
  • SKH St. Mary’s Church Mok Hing Yiu College 聖公會聖馬利亞堂莫慶堯中學
  • S.W.C.S. Chan Pak Sha School 新會商會陳白沙紀念中學
  • Tin Ka Ping Foundation 田家炳基金會
  • Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College 荃灣公立何傳耀紀念中學


Organizing Committee 籌備委員會

  • Prof. Bei Dao 北島教授
  • Dr. Wang Ling 王淩博士
  • Prof. Gilbert C. F. Fong 方梓勳教授
  • Dr. Lucas Klein 柯夏智博士
  • Dr. Shelby K. Y. Chan 陳嘉恩博士
  • Ms. Ann Mak 麥安女士
  • Mr. Dickson Dee 李勁松先生
  • Mr. Christopher Mattison 馬德松先生
  • Dr. Chris Song 宋子江博士