Thursday 3 March 2011

Mary-Jane Newton's Of Symbols Misused

Cha contributor Mary-Jane Newton's first poetry collection Of Symbols Misused will be launched at the Proverse Hong Kong event on 9 March. Would you like to join?

There are still a few tickets left for the independent Proverse event in the week of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival (8-18 March 2011). Do come along to enjoy a pleasant and interesting evening with varied and stunning new work presented for the first time. Advance booking essential.

Event name: Chocolate's Brown Study in the Bag.
Date: Wednesday 9 March 2011.
Venue: Blue Room, Helena May, 35 Garden Road, Central Hong Kong.
Time: 7.00-9.00pm
Price: HKD300 (includes canapés served from 7.00-7.30pm).
The venue requires that all who attend are at least 18 years old.

Purchase tickets by a) visiting (Click on the Literary Festival logo and then search the event name, "Chocolate's Brown Study in the Bag"),
OR b) at branches of Parsons Music Shop
OR c) call 2111 5333.

There is a small handling fee: Internet and Parsons Music, HKD5.00; Telephone booking hotline, HKD10.00. NB If you book by internet, they can post the tickets to you. (Not sure if there is an extra charge for this.)
Enquiries from Proverse at: Tel: 2259-3456.

More information at Proverse Hong Kong and the Hong Kong International Festival. Limited places. Just a few left.

The evening will begin with book-signing and canapés. Then we will sit to hear Cha Contributor, Mary-Jane Newton (hopefully in person) read a few poems from her extra-ordinary new book, Of Symbols Misused. Then prize-winning dramatist and lyricist Rupert Chan will talk about his toy poodle Chocolate's autobiography and other animals in literature. Moderated by Gillian Bickley. Following this, there will be an exciting announcement. Co-founder of the Proverse Prize for unpublished writing, Verner Bickley will announce the Winner(s) in the 2010 competition for the Proverse Prize. Is anyone you know on that list?

"Chocolate's Brown Study in the Bag", Rupert Chan's story told from his toy poodle, Chocolate's point of view will be launched during the evening. Also launched will be Mary-Jane Newton's remarkable first poetry collection, Of Symbols Misused, Caleb Kavon's moving second novella, The Reluctant Terrorist: In Search of the Jizo, and Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming's distinguished second poetry collection, Immortelle and Bhandaaraa Poems (Proverse Prize Finalist, 2009).

Books will be available for purchase from the Dymocks book table and there will be book-signing by several authors attending. If you cannot attend, please see the advance book purchase forms already available here.

Do get your tickets quickly to avoid disappointment!

Mary-Jane Newton's poetry and reviews were published in Issue 13 of Cha.

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