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Journeys: An evening of Poetry and Music - PAID EVENT



Journeys: An evening of Poetry and Music - PAID EVENT

Date: 29 November 2022

Time: 7:30-8:30 pm

Venue: Chez Trente, Basement 39 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong

Ticket Price: $150 (including one drink and nibbles)

Registration required.


During this event, jointly organised by the Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong and La Biblioteca Italian Library, and supported by The Italian Women’s Association, Paola Caronni will read her poems on the theme of ‘Journeys’ (partly included in her recently published collection ‘Uncharted Waters’).


Along with the poetry reading, there will be musical performance by Tarboosh : Sasha Frolov playing bansuri (Indian flute) and hand-pan; Bruce Hunniset (saxophone); Samer Shenouda (piano); and Maggie Tan (hand-pan).


A journey is not only a shift in physical space but also a mental and spiritual experience.


Why do we travel? What would stay in our memory after visiting a place? How do we transform this experience into words, and how do we turn it into music?


This poetic and musical journey will take you through time and places that fulfil our need to travel, to explore and perceive in new ways.




PAOLA CARONNI was born in Italy and has been living in Asia for over twenty years. Now in Hong Kong, she works as a translator and tutor of the Italian language, and as Director of the English edition of the online lifestyle, travel, and culture magazine, Ciao Magazine, for which she regularly writes articles in English and Italian. Involved in charity and volunteering for a long time, Paola loves to share her passion for poetry with the community of refugees and asylum-seekers.


Paola holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Hong Kong and an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Milan.


Paola’s poems have been published in various printed anthologies and online literary journals. She is also very active in the local Hong Kong poetry scene, and she co-organised various literary events. A main theme in her poetry is the exploration of the struggles she experiences as one coming from the West but belonging to the East.


Paola’s first poetry collection, ‘Uncharted Waters’ received a grant from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and is the winner of the Proverse Prize 2020.


Please contact for registration.


Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Time: From 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Hong Kong, La Biblioteca Italian Library

Entrance : With fee


Chez Trente, Basement 39 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong