Join us for a night of live music, DIY zines, penpal exchanges, and a panel conversation bringing together three Hong Kong–based writers, to celebrate the launch of AAA’s newly revamped publishing platform, LIKE A FEVER.

Last November, we said goodbye to IDEAS JOURNAL and welcomed LIKE A FEVER, AAA’s newly revamped online publishing platform. LIKE A FEVER’s new editorial direction—obsessive, moody, and oriented towards cure—welcomes an expanded scope of art and cultural criticism with several new pieces on offer, including essays, conversations, fiction, poetry, translations, artist interventions, and more.

LIKE A PARTY is a casual gathering to celebrate LIKE A FEVER’s launch, with live music, “fabulous” activities, and refreshments, centring on a panel conversation about the stakes of writing. Managing Editor Paul C. Fermin moderates, with three Hong Kong–based writers sharing what is obsessive, moody, and cure-oriented about their varied practices. Michael Leung elaborates on the writing that emerges from his work with collectives and local communities, Eva Wong Yi shares her experiences as a prolific writer and an editor, and Emily Wong Chun Ying discusses the ways different media and genres inform her fiction and creative nonfiction writing. Together they’ll explore their personal attachments to writing and publishing as method.

Stay after the panel for a DJ set by Ani Phoebe of Bad Times Disco. There will also be places to assemble your own DIY zine, featuring excerpts from LIKE A FEVER’s greatest hits, or meet new friends through our penpal exchange, where you can jot down topics of interest, and go home with a postcard to kickstart a generative and meaningful connection with a fellow writer.

Events of the Night

6:30–7pm Reception
7–8:30pm Panel Conversation and Q&A with Michael Leung, Eva Wong Yi, and Emily Wong Chun Ying, moderated by Paul C. Fermin
8:30–10:30pm DJ set by Ani Phoebe, and “fabulous” activities

Limited public registration available. Please register here to reserve your spot.

The panel conversation will be conducted in English.


Michael Leung is an artist, designer, and visiting lecturer. His work is situated in everyday life, affected by convivial encounters, and inspired by different autonomous spaces—some of which he shares in his writing, zines, and fictional stories. Michael received his PhD at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, where he researched colonial and “post-colonial” entanglements that have led to the dispossession of villagers’ homes and significant biodiversity loss in Wang Chau, Hong Kong.

Eva Wong Yi is a fiction writer, essayist, librettist, and editor from Hong Kong. She is the author of the short story collections Ways To Love in a Crowded City, The Four Seasons of Lam Yip, Patched Up, and News Stories, as well as the libretti for Cantonese-language chamber opera Women Like Us, and multimedia concert The Happy Family. She was the 2018 recipient of the Hong Kong Arts Development Award for Young Artists in Literary Arts, and was among the “20 Most Anticipated Young Sinophone Novelists” (2020) selected by Taiwanese magazine Unitas. She is currently working on stories exploring Hong Kong’s historical monuments, and on texts for performance with music and other art forms.

Emily Wong Chun Ying is a bilingual writer from Hong Kong. Her Chinese writings appear in Hong Kong–based publications such as p-articles, SAMPLE, and fleurs des lettres, while her English writing has been published in Redivider and Cicada. She is a columnist for the Taiwanese cultural magazine Fountain. Her short film, Overflow (2020), won Special Mention at the 15th Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival.

Ani Phoebe is a Hong Kong–based DJ, selector, and Co-founder and Director of Bad Times Disco (HK), an independent platform focused on digging traditions, diverse and eclectic music, community building, and the intersection of mutual aid and music. Ani has performed at Atlas Electronic (MR), Nation of Gondwana (DE), Cosmic Gathering (DE), Good Room (NY), Motel Campo (CH), and contributed guest sets for Gop Tun (BR), Alter Disco (BR), CTW Podcasts (FR), Planet Trip (AU), and more.


Illustration: Jocelin Kee.

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