Date: 9 July 2018 (Monday)
Venue: Hong Kong Reader Bookstore
(7/F, 68 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok, Hong Kong)
Speaker: Shivaji Das
Shivaji Das is the author of three travel memoirs and photography books. His latest book is ‘Sacred Love: Erotic Arts in the temples of Nepal.’ Shivaji’s work has been featured in TIME, Economist, BBC, Asian Geographic, etc. He is the conceptualizer of Migrant and Refugee Poetry Contests in Singapore and Malaysia and is the head of APAC for Frost & Sullivan, a research and consulting company.
Is travel writing dead in this era of Google Image Search and Instagram? The author proposes that there is yet scope for insightful travel writing by engaging in Non-Required Travel – exploring the lives of locals typically bypassed, thereby encouraging travellers to seek more meaningful experiences while fostering greater mutual understanding. The session will also feature readings from the author's work including stories such as Travelling on-board a container ship from Singapore to Hong Kong.
Our store has very limited space with about 30 seats, which are available on a first come, fist served basis. There are still less standing room. The store will be closed for the event if the site is full. Sorry for the inconvenience.