Rebecca Cairns is a Hong Kong-based writer, editor and content creator. Currently the editor for Compare Retreats digital magazine and booking portal, Rebecca additionally freelances for publications like Travel+Leisure, Matador Network and Fodor’s Travel Guide, as well as pursuing her own interests in creative writing. 

Read on for examples of Rebecca’s creative work including poetry publications and short stories, spoken word performances and interviews.

Creative Work

Liars’ League 2018: “Giraffe Things”

This story was written on the theme of ‘Amateurs & Experts’, and read at Liars’ League Hong Kong by Mushtaq Kapasi in December 2018, and again for the Hong Kong Spoken Word Festival’s Liars’ League ‘Best of the Best’ event in May 2019. Available on YouTube.

2018: We Will Not Be Silenced

Poem: Manguage

Anthology | Blu(e) Indie Publishing | ISBN: 978-1732800007 | Buy now

2014: Love is in the Air 

Poem: I’ve Loved You For The Longest Time 

Anthology | Forward Poetry | ISBN: 978-1-84418-709-6 (NB: No longer in print)

2011: Words Everlasting

Poem: The Plunderer

Anthology | Poetry Rivals | ISBN: 978-1844185900 | Buy now


2016-Present: Peel Street Poetry

Open mic, twice-monthly spoken-word poetry event at The Social Room Hong Kong

2019: Sofar Sounds

Secret living room gigs around Hong Kong, where I performed spoken word poetry


Compare Retreats: 15 Questions With Rebecca Cairns, Compare Retreats Chief Content Officer

Compare Retreats’ Founder Dervla Louli quizzes Rebecca on her favourite retreats, top running routes, and why writing is important for wellness. 

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The Writing Cooperative: Write Now with Rebecca Cairns

How a wellness travel writer made a career in digital publishing.

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