About the Talk
Dr. Susanna Ho of the Center for Language Education at HKUST will discuss and compare her two novels: Mother’s Tongue: A Story of Forgiving and Forgetting and her very recent, Who’s that Ant? Whose Dead End?. She will explore how she sees the world through the eyes of the main characters: a Nameless Woman, addressed as "Mum" in the first and an Ant in the other.
In this book talk, she will share how she makes sense of her world through writing. Upon reading a section from the book, she will illustrate the source of inspiration, be it from a personal or world event, or a book that she was reading at the time of writing. We hope the presentation will illuminate both Dr. Hos work and the writing process itself.
Copies of the books will be available for sale and signing.
About the Author
Dr. Susanna Ho received her B.A. from University of Manitoba (majoring in English literature), her M.A. (Teaching English as a Second Language) from City University of Hong Kong, a PG Certificate of Education from the University of Hong Kong, and her PhD from Macquarie University, Sydney. At HKUST she teaches English for Academic Purposes and English for Specific Purposes at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels.
Through her research in second language writing, interdisciplinary discourse, and autonomy in language learning, she explored her subjects’ writing practices and writing experiences and found each had a story to tell. It was through recounting their stories that her own childhood passion for writing was rekindled. Her first novel, Mothers Tongue: A Story of Forgiving and Forgetting was published in the USA in 2013 and her latest Who’s that Ant? Whose Dead End? is due out in early 2016.
For enquiries, please contact Victoria Caplan at 2358-6756.