READ@PolyU X Cultural July: Get FREE Book Fair ticket and meet renowned authors

A total of 50 complimentary tickets to the Hong Kong Book Fair, sponsored by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, will be given to PolyU students who attend a seminar in the “English and International Reading Series” at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) onsite. Let’s meet internationally renowned authors and delve into the world of literary pleasure together.

Seats are limited. Follow the steps below to redeem your FREE ticket.

  1. Sign up here. If successful, the Library will email you an information package with the ticket redemption slip.
  2. Follow the instruction in the information package and pre-register for an English Seminar at the Hong Kong Book Fair website. After which, you will receive a confirmation email.
  3. Prior to attending the English Seminar, show the softcopy of your (1) pre-registered seminar confirmation email and (2) the information package, as well as your (3) student ID card onsite.
  4. After attending the English seminar, you can redeem a complimentary Book Fair ticket, while stocks last.

You are required to join one of the seminars of “English and International Reading Series” below.

International Speakers (based in HK)

Painter and Patron: Illustrations of the Maritime Silk Road in 16th century Códice Casanatense

by Peter Gordon (USA) and Juan José Morales (Spain)

Time: 6pm-7:30pm, 15 July (Thu)

“Keeping the Record”: Journeys with a Mission and Over the Years

by Dr. Gillian Bickley (UK)

Time: 3pm-4:30pm, 17 July (Sat)

China’s Russian Princess: The Silent Wife of Chiang Ching-kuo

by Mark O’Neill (UK)

Time: 3pm-4:30pm, 19 July (Mon)

International Authors

Writing & The Power of Listening

by Heather Morris (New Zealand)

Time: 1pm-2:30pm, 16 July (Fri)

Monkey King: A Hero for the Ages with Neil Gaiman and Julia Lovell

by Neil Gaiman (UK) and Julia Lovell (UK)

Time: 6pm-7:30pm, 16 July (Fri)

The Painting That Changed My Life

by Jeremy Vine (UK)

Time: 6pm-7:30pm, 17 July (Sat)

Writing Outside Your Experience – from contemporary to fantasy and beyond

by Brigid Kemmerer (USA)

Time: 3pm-4:30pm, 18 July (Sun)

Should you have further enquiries, please contact us by email at

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