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Read@PolyU 2021

 Meet the Author - Ken Liu 

Calling all PolyU readers! Come join us for a conversation with the internationally renowned writer, Mr. Ken Liu, to learn from his intriguing insights behind the making of the READ@PolyU Common Book 2021, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories.

Date: 19 October 2021
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Online via Zoom. Moderated by Mr. Dean A.F. Gui (English Language Centre)
Quota: 200. Register to reserve your seat NOW.


 Have a Question for Ken Liu? Post it to Win a Prize! 

Do you want to get another bestseller written by Mr. Liu? Let's participate in the Instagram campaign for a chance to win The Grace of KingsThe Hidden Girl and Other Stories, or Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker.  

Complete Step 1 & 2 below by the deadline of 11 October 2021.

Step 1: Post your thought-provoking question related to the Common Book on your own Instagram (IG) account, with the hashtag #PolyUReads_Ken_Liu

Step 2: To complete your submission, you must also email the screen capture of your IG post to lbueo@polyu.edu.hk

After the deadline, the IG questions will be compiled and sent to Mr. Liu for selection. During the Q&A session of the talk, Mr. Liu will first answer 5-7 most interesting IG questions before responding to others in the audience. If your submitted IG question is selected, you will receive his bestselling book as a prize.


 About the Author 

Ken Liu is an American author of speculative fiction. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, he wrote the Dandelion Dynasty, a silkpunk epic fantasy series (starting with The Grace of Kings), as well as short story collections The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories. He also authored the Star Wars novel The Legends of Luke Skywalker.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Liu worked as a software engineer, corporate lawyer, and litigation consultant. Liu frequently speaks at conferences and universities on a variety of topics, including futurism, cryptocurrency, history of technology, bookmaking, narrative futures, and the mathematics of origami.


Read@PolyU 2021

-Book Chat Group: Registration-

Why read alone? Share your reading experience in an online Book Chat Group! Membership is open to all PolyU students.

  • Meet up with a small group of students from different backgrounds
  • Share your responses to reading in a relaxed, informal setting under the guidance of a Staff Facilitator
  • Get a free copy of the common book. (All print copies were distributed in Week 2. Read the e-book version here).

Registration opens in August 2021 until all groups are full. All PolyU students (except HKCC, SPEED or non-PolyU degree students) are welcome.

The Book Chat Groups will meet 3 times throughout Weeks 3 to 6 (13 September to 8 October 2021). You can choose to meet either face-to-face or online this year.


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