Hong Kong Baptist University: International Writers’ Workshop 2025 (Hong Kong)

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Founded in 2004, the International Writers’ Workshop (IWW) at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has hosted over 140 writers from more than 55 countries. They are now inviting applications from interested writers to join the 2025 Writers-in-Residence Programme from 17 February to 16 March 2025. The programme will culminate in the IWW Literary Festival with the theme of ‘Crossroads’. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to address how their work connects to the theme.


  • Writers must have at least one published book;
  • Currently reside outside of Hong Kong;
  • Have a functional command of English or Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese).

Residency Programme Requirements:

  • Attend the entire residency;
  • Attend the Welcome Ceremony during the first week;
  • Participate in the Literary Festival during the final week. Writers are encouraged to share a piece of writing in conversation with the Literary Festival’s theme.

What IWW Provides:

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare;
  • Accommodation on HKBU’s campus for 4 weeks;
  • A per diem.

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