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Speaker's Bio:

PROF. KATHLEEN AHRENS

Prof. Kathleen Ahrens is a Professor in the Department of English at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University where she teaches courses in creative writing and linguistics. She has previously served as the Director of the International Writers' Workshop and as the Head of the Language Centre at Hong Kong Baptist University. She has also served as the Programme Director for International Poetry Nights Hong Kong. She is Vice-President and Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities, a member of the Board of Advisors for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and a member of the International Advisory Board for the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam. She has published extensively on issues relating to lexical semantics, language processing, conceptual metaphors, and creative writing. For more information, please see: www.researchgate.net/profile/Kathleen_Ahrens.

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