• About us

    Celebrating the Spoken Word community in HK

    About the festival

    The Hong Kong Spoken Word Festival was founded in 2018 and is an annual event designed to celebrate and promote Hong Kong community based groups that feature an element of spoken word.


    We aim to foster an appreciation for a variety of artistic practices and performers, celebrating diverse and creative communities in this fast-paced city.


    Organisations who joined the Spoken Word Festival in past years include: Hong Kong Stories, Aurora Theatre, Hong Kong Writers Circle, Hong Komedy Guerrilla, HK Improv, Comedy HK, #Impact, Better in Bed, Women in Publishing, Liars' League HK, HK Confidential, Peel Street Poetry, Spill Stories, Talking Mental and Sassy Speaks


    HKSWF is a performance-based community arts organisation.


    Ticketing is available through Ticketflap.

  • 2020 Festival Shows

    HK Podcasters LIVE!

    July 25, Saturday CANCELLED

    We had to cancel this show for the usual 2020 reason but we will have podcasters from:

    Hong Kong Stories 


    Talking Mental

    Ho Ho Hong Kong


    Belinda Esterhammer 

    on stage as soon as our venues open up and it is safe to do so.


    In the meantime if you are looking for more Hong Kong based English podcasts to listen to here are a few more to fill your ears!


    Talking Mental 

    Sassy Speaks

    Better in Bed

    HK Confidential

    Fool Me Twice

    Over 40 Wellness

    Asia Society Podcast

    This Hong Kong Life


    Mom Body Soul

    Roadside Rumours

    In the Changing Room

    Across the Pond

  • Contact Us

    Any questions? Ask away!

    8/F, 400 Portland Street, Prince Edward
  • Get Involved

    Corporates, Schools, individuals - find out how you can get involved today!


    Are you a student with a wish to see more spoken word events happening in your school? Do you want to learn how to perform poetry, or storytelling, podcasting or even comedy?

    Get in touch with the HKSWF team to make connections and learn how you can get involved!

    Corporate Sponsorship

    Support your community.

    Contact us to discover the benefits of sponsoring the festival! Connect with your local community and take advantage of the resources available to improve and connect with your team.


    HKSWF can team you up with local Spoken Word groups who can help make your teams more efficacious communicators!


    Engage with your fellow Hong Kongers

    Have some spare times and want to help out? We are always looking for volunteers to help with festival events! Get in touch and get involved.

  • Social

    More ways to follow the festival!

  • News and Other Things

    Things you may have missed.

    November 30, 2020 · Past Years
    Hong Kong has an incredible podcast scene. These are mostly English based podcasts but Cantonese podcasts will be added soon! Hong Kong Stories  - true stories told live in Hong Kong. #Impact Podcast Host Regina brings us a podcasting community built for and by visionaries making positive...
    February 14, 2019
    A two-week celebration of spoken word performances in Hong Kong, presented and organised by Hong Kong Stories. Hong Kong Stories, a non-profit society dedicated to the art of storytelling, is hosting a two-week spoken word festival in Hong Kong. The festival brings together various groups who...
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