Hong Kong Spoken Word Festival
Patiently waiting for a break in the clouds
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.
HKSWF is a performance-based community arts organisation.
2022 Festival News
2022 Festival News
Ladies and gentlemen, with the uncertain times and the difficulty of securing a venue, the festival will stay on break for the spring of 2022. If the situation in Hong Kong stabilises enough for us to book a venue, we will be back!
Looking for local podcasts to listen to? Want to hear news, information, comedy and stories relevant to where YOU are? We have been collating all the local podcasters we can find to give you an easy reference point! Cantonese podcasts coming soon!
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
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!
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 time and want to help out? We are always looking for volunteers to help with festival events! Get in touch and get involved.