The Hong Kong Writers Circle is a member organisation for writers of all levels and genres. Founded in 1991, the HKWC is committed to creating an environment in which writers develop their writing skills and knowledge of the publishing industry with the support of their peers. The HKWC provides its members with opportunities to further their craft, meet and network with industry professionals, receive critical feedback on their work, take part in workshops and socials and see their work published in our annual anthology.

Founded by Lawrence Gray in 1991, the HKWC has since become a stalwart of Hong Kong’s literary scene. We encourage writers across all genres to join our community, including short fiction writers and novelists, non-fiction writers and journalists, playwrights, screenwriters, filmmakers and poets. Our members come from all corners of the globe and range from the published professional to the aspiring amateur.

Our regular activities include member critique groups, our annual anthology, which usually launches at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, workshops, monthly reading groups and socials, including our Christmas party and anthology launch party, as well as exciting opportunities to take part in other literary events around Hong Kong and the region.

In April 2023 we will launch a quarterly magazine, Apostrophe, publishing short stories and poetry of up to 10,000 words, photography and artwork by local and international writers and artists with a connection to Hong Kong.

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