Good literature deepens our understanding of others and of ourselves. At a time when many world leaders are playing on racial and sectarian fears and extolling authoritarianism, PEN Hong Kong joined CUHK to host two events to promote literature. Participants read passages from their favorite books to share love and understanding. The readings were held to remind us of why literature is so important, not only to expand our world view, but to enrich our hearts and ease the pain of a confusing world. Thanks to all for coming!