Ms. Nicolette WONG

Writer in Residence

Nicolette Wong is an internationally published writer of prose and poetry in English, and the author of Stone Bride Madrigals published by corrupt press (Luxemburg). A recipient of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Project Grant (Literary Arts), she has been a featured author at the Hong Kong Book Fair and Hong Kong International Literary Festival.

An active presence in the independent literary scene in the US, Nicolette has extensive experience in collaborating with artists and writers from different cultures. She is the editor-in-chief of A-Minor Magazine, an online magazine showcasing works of prose, poetry and art by international writers and artists. She is the founder and publisher of A-Minor Press, a HK-US based independent press that publishes full-length poetry collections by international authors.

As an arts writer, editor and translator, she has worked for various arts organisations including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, China Central Academy of Fine Arts. Her major publication projects have included The Unspoken Dance: An Oral History of Hong Kong Dance History 1950s-70s (CCDC) and Encountering Practice (WKCD).

Mr. Ryan Ma


Ryan Ma is a third year undergraduate English major studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His studies focus on English literature and Creative Writing, including poetry as well as prose. He has previously worked at the Oxford University Press (Hong Kong) as an intern editor, and helped proofread multiple publications during his time at the Press.

As an avid reader and writer, Ryan has contributed regularly to his schools’ writing journal from primary school to college, and has received the David Parker Alliance Best Story Award for his short story “01” during his time in CUHK. One of his works “It Waits…” has also been featured in “Imagining and Writing the Gothic”, a short story anthology published by the Hong Kong International Literary Festival.

Ryan aspires to be a writer in the future, and hopes to connect with like-minded individuals to explore and contribute to the literary world.

Ms. Kristen Cheung

Intern (Mar - Sept 2021)

Kristen Cheung is a third-year undergraduate English major at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her studies focus on English Literature, especially Modernist Literature. Last year, she participated in the New Asia College/ Yale University Student Exchange Programme and engaged in a fruitful cultural exchange with the local students.

She was a recipient of the awards of Dean’s List and ‘Sin Wai Kin CUHK Golden Jubilee Scholarships in Arts, History and Philosophy’ in her academic years. She was a poetry editor for CU Writing in English and is currently working as a chief editor at the Chinese University Student Press, where she writes cultural critiques, articles on gender issues and publishes creative works.

Ms. Emily OLSSON

Intern (Aug 2020 - Aug 2021)

Emily Olsson is a third-year undergraduate English major at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her studies revolve around streams in Creative Writing in English and English literature. She has participated in an Oxford Summer Programme where she studied English literature and British current affairs at the University of Oxford.

During her studies, she has received the awards of Dean’s List, Master’s List, and the David Parker Memorial Scholarship for her academic achievement. She is a passionate reader and writer of the literary arts. She was a poetry editor for CU Writing in English and has published poetry and short stories in the English department anthology, as well as in ELTU’s university-wide creative writing competition anthology in which she received first place, second place, and honorary mention for her creative writing submissions.

With a keen heart and a curious mind, she longs to learn more about the literary world with you.