Lo Mei Wa | a.k.a. Wawa
b. 1987, Hong Kong

Education
Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands, February 2011 – Master of Arts in Philosophy
Chinese University of Hong Kong, July 2009 – B.A. in Philosophy, Minor in French Studies

Art and Poetry 
“Homeland for Other Diasporas”, Wish Fulfilment, Sine Projects, Brooklyn, New York
Poet (April-May 2018)

“Homeland for Other Diasporas”, Alice R. Rogers Gallery & Tarfet Gallery, St John’s Art Centre, Minnesota
Poet (March-June 2018)

“WE LIVE FOR POETRY”: A reading jointly organized by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and 《聲韻詩刊》Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine, Hong Kong
Participating Poet (March 2018)

“Tinfish 22”, Commons Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu
Participating Poet (October 2017)

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Hong Kong
Guest Prose Editor (September 2017)

“Sojourn with Stranger”, Mur Nomade, Hong Kong; Art Basel Hong Kong
Poet (2016-17)

“Homeland for Other Diasporas”, Misinterpretations, Tontine Building, Glasgow
Poet (2016)

Tinfish Poetry Reading, Nā Mea Hawai‘i (Native Books), Honolulu
Participating Poet (September 2016)

Hong Kong Budding Poets Award 2015/2016
Preliminary Judge

Tradition (Un)Realized, Arko Art Centre, Seoul
Poetry Translator (October – December 2014)

Eunice Cheung’s Solo Exhibition: The Bird Catcher, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
Poet (December 2014 – January 2015)

Book Fairs and Poetry Festivals
New Orleans Poetry Festival, New Orleans (2017)
Honolulu Print Book Fair (2017)
Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival (2017)
Nexus Book Fair, Honolulu (2016)

Writers’ Residency
Vermont Studio Centre, June 2018, on 2018 Henry Luce Chinese Poetry and Translation Fellowship
Vermont Studio Centre, March 2017, on Vermont Studio Centre Fellowship

Talks, Lectures, Conferences
Punahou School, Hawai‘i (2019)
“Reclaiming Hong Kong”, Center for Political Education, San Francisco (2019)
“Tears and Smoke: Voices from Hong Kong to America”, Moe’s Books, Berkeley (2019)
“Spring Comes Around Again: Social Movements in Postcolonial East Asia”, University of California, Santa Barbara (2018)
NYU Shanghai (2017)
Hawai‘i Pacific University, Hawai‘i (2016)
Island Pacific Academy, Hawai‘i (2016)