Writing for Readers
Writing Roundtable 2017 - 19 May, 2017
The Writing Roundtable 2017: Writing for Readers on 19 May 2017, hosted by The English Language Centre, Faculty of Humanities of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, brings the reader into the limelight. Writing is to be read, first and foremost. Today, whether our readers are enthused or alienated, becomes evident immediately. So, in this age of ubiquitous social media, multimodal texts and big data, how can we create content that connects with our readers? What makes them turn those pages? Or click "Like"? Or post a positive comment?
Enhancing students' writing ability as part of their intellectual growth is crucial to the design of university curricula. This means that tertiary institutions need to cultivate writers who are able to engage modern readers who read and write multimodal texts as part of social and professional lives. How can we engage with writers as their teachers, their publishers and their readers? How can we write for our teachers, publishers and readers? How do we give and receive feedback as writers and ensure that it prompts meaningful action?
This Writing Roundtable 2017 welcomes you, once again, to join a gathering of academic and creative writers and educators to discuss innovative ways of writing for readers.
Our Keynote and Invited Speakers are:
|Prof. Ken Hyland||Professor of Applied Linguistics, Author, Director of the Centre for Applied English Studies, The University of Hong Kong|
|Mr. Jason Ng||Author & Columnist: South China Morning Post, EJIsight, Hong Kong Free Press, Author of No City for Slow Men|
|Dr. Page Richards||Associate Professor in the School of English, The University of Hong Kong|
|Dr. Grant Hamilton||Associate Professor of English Literature, Author, The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
|Mr. James Shea||Poet & Assistant Professor in Liberal and Cultural Studies, The Hong Kong Baptist University|
|Ms. Sarah Brennan||Author of children's fiction & Poet|
|Ms. Elizabeth Solomon||Short Story Writer|
PolyU At A Glance
The story of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University can be traced back to the founding of the Government Trade School in 1937. Situated in Wood Road, Wanchai, the School was the first publicly funded, post-secondary technical institution in Hong Kong. Under Mr G. White, the then principal, it ran classes in marine wireless operating, mechanical engineering and building construction... [more]