Poems of Everyday Life: A Tribute to Yasi at HKU

Poems of Everyday Life: A Tribute to Yasi
Picnic, Music, Poems.

Yasi is one of Hong Kong’s most important literary figures. His prolific output ranges from poetry, essays, novels, plays, literature reviews and cultural studies to photography and video.

Yasi was a member of the University of Hong Kong where he taught in the Departments of English Studies and Comparative Literature. His work is very much connected to his hometown of Hong Kong, through his keen observation of people, objects and everyday life.

According to his friends, Yasi was a great lover of food and good company. Join us to pay tribute to Yasi’s life and work with a feast of food, music, poetry, dance and other activities inspired by his writings.

Date: 30 January 2015 (Friday)
Time: 12-5pm
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Place, The University of Hong Kong

12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Yasi letterpress printing workshop
Make your own chop with lines from Yasi’s poems
Snacks inspired by Yasi’s food poems
By Zi Wut, KongYeah, HKU staff and students

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
Poetry Readings, Music and Dance Performances
By Kung Chi Sing, Jing Wong, Choi Sai Ho, Mui Cheuk Yin and Comparative Literature students

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Poetry Workshop by KongYeah
Yasi guided tour by students from the Department of Comparative Literature

For enquiries, please contact Mr Cyrus Chan (Tel: 3917 4984; Email: cyrusc@hku.hk).

Co-organized by: Read-Cycling, Centre of Development and Resources for Students, General Education Unit, Department of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts, HKU

Supported by:  Zi Wut, KongYeah