Join the PolyU Community Reading Project 2019


We’re proud to present the 8th year of READ@PolyU, the PolyU community reading project. Every year, we choose a common book and read it together – and keep the conversation going through reading groups, guest talks, book exhibitions, writing workshops and more.

This is the first year ever that we feature a graphic novel as the common book. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood is the graphic memoir by Marjane Satrapi detailing her experience growing up in Tehran from the ages of four to sixteen, years that saw the incredible societal change. The novel paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life.

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JOIN a Book Chat Group
The Book Chat Groups have met for the first time! Last week, a mix of freshmen, senior year undergraduates, and postgraduate students came out to one of over two dozen Book Chat Groups. Students shared their responses to reading, and to the common book, under the guidance of a Staff Facilitator in a relaxed setting at the Library.

If you wanted to join, but haven’t yet registered, you can do so via the online form and join your chosen group in the upcoming two weeks. Registrations will be accepted until Friday, 20 September 2019.

If you’ve already registered, but missed the first meeting, you are welcome to join your group this week and next.

Monday to Friday, 2:30/3:30/4:30 pm, from now until September 2019
Register online: Sign up via the online form
Eligibility: All PolyU students (Except HKCC, SPEED or non-PolyU degree students)

Students who attend 3 sessions will have their accomplishment recognized in the Co-curricular Achievement Transcript (CAT), which gives a snapshot of your all-round development in PolyU.
BROWSE our Graphic Novel Exhibition

The selection of the 2019 common book coincides with the Library’s graphic novel education initiative. READ@PolyU supported the development of a graphic novel collection for leisure reading in English. This collection will be on display at the Graphic Novel Exhibition in mid-September. All books in the exhibition are for loan. Be sure to stop by and browse for an interesting read! Also browse the graphic novel collection online.
Date:  16 September – 12 October 2019
Venue: Podium Level, PolyU Library
Eligibility: All PolyU staff and students

MEET a Graphic Novelist

We’re delighted to welcome Hong Kong-based graphic novelist, cartoonist, and designer Jason Li for a visit and a talk. He will share his experience with writing his graphic novel, The House on Horse Mountain, and with storytelling in the digital age. Don’t miss this amazing encounter!
Date:  Thursday, 10 October 2019
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Venue: PolyU Library
Registration: To be announced

Stay tuned for more events – including the Memoir Writing Workshop and Writing Contest with amazing prizes—throughout October and November 2019:

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