• Festival Gig 20:30 11th Mar / Suzhou

    Come and unwind with friends and enjoy some classic rock and blues and review the feast of events coming over the next two weeks.

    The Wingmen | Free Event || Come and unwind with friends and enjoy some classic rock and blues and review the feast of events coming over the next two weeks.

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  • Festival Improv 20:30 12th Mar

    Meet a variety of characters being given improbable things to do in this great icebreaker to get the intellect stimulated for the forthcoming festival. Channel 21 is a group of improvisers who are experts at creating scenes and characters on the spot. A bit like writers.

    Channel 21 | Fundraiser for Shelterbox || Meet a variety of characters being given improbable things to do in this great icebreaker to get the intellect stimulated for the forthcoming festival. Channel 21 is a group of improvisers who are experts at creating scenes and characters on the spot. A bit like writers. The session is a fund-raiser for a refugee support group so laugh generously and give generously.

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  • 2015 BLF Launch Party 老书虫国际文学节(BLF)派对空降苏州 (Free Event / 免费入场) 19:00 13th Mar
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    The 2015 Suzhou BLF will kick off in style with a special launch party at the Bookworm. (Free event, including buffet - limited tickets available at the Bookworm)

    The 2015 Suzhou BLF will kick off in style with a special launch party at the Bookworm. (Free event, including buffet - limited tickets available at the Bookworm)    

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  • Book Launch: Sweet Osmanthus 庆祝会- 苏州外国作家协会创作集出版 (English- Free Event / 英文- 免费活动) 20:30 13th Mar
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    / / Book Launch, Suzhou Writers' Group, Sweet Osmanthus

    This special event celebrates the publication of Sweet Osmanthus, a collection of original writing from the Suzhou Writers' Group. Come and join us for an evening of art, spoken word performances and live music that showcases the wealth of creative talent in Suzhou.

    This special event celebrates the publication of Sweet Osmanthus, a collection of original writing from the Suzhou Writers' Group. Come and join us for an evening of art, spoken word performances and live music that showcases the wealth of creative talent in Suzhou.

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  • One Today: Live Reading by Obama’s Inauguration Poet 19:30 13th Mar / Suzhou

    President Barack Obama selected Richard Blanco in 2012 to serve as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, putting him in the elite company of Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams, and Elizabeth Alexander. Born in Madrid to Cuban parents, Blanco grew up in Miami and has used his work to probe questions of identity and place. He is the youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to read at a presidential inauguration. Come listen to one of the finest poets in the U.S. share his journey of discovery and belonging.

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  • Wena Poon – Dramatic Reading of Café Jause: A Story of Viennese Shanghai 方慧娜- 上海的“小维也纳” (Chinese- Free Event / 中文- 免费入场) 13:30 14th Mar
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    / / Wena Poon

    In this event, American novelist Wena Poon will perform scenes from her satirical novel, Cafe Jause, which is set in Shanghai in World War II. She will also share her research about China's lively expatriate community, then and now.

    American novelist Wena Poon's latest book, Cafe Jause, is set in Shanghai on the eve of World War II. In 1936, the Jewish, Chinese and Japanese customers of a famous Viennese café on Zhoushan Road get together for an international project: to bake the ‘king of the cakes’, the legendary German baumkuchen. Is such international cooperation even possible? Wena has translated her own novel into Mandarin Chinese and will perform scenes for the local audience. Wena will also share her historical research about China's lively expatriate community, then and now.

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  • The Magic of Kun Opera- Lv Cheng Fang and Wena Poon 中国昆曲艺术-艺术名家吕成芳, 方慧娜 (Bilingual- Free Event / 中英文- 免费入场) 16:00 14th Mar
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    / / Lv Chengfang, Wena Poon

    Opera master singer Ms. Lv Chengfang and American novelist Wena Poon introduce the intricate world of Kunqu opera, which has been recognized by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Lu is a well-known opera teacher in Suzhou. Poon's family originally came from southern China and ran an opera troupe. In English and Chinese, with live performance by Ms. Lv.

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  • Genre-hopping and Globetrotting 方慧娜带你在书中穿梭旅行 (English / 英文) 17:30 14th Mar
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    / / Wena Poon

    Wide-ranging in subject and setting, Wena Poon's fiction explores cultural identity from many angles. Tonight she discusses Genre-hopping and Globetrotting as well as her latest book, Cafe Jause, and its Shanghai setting.

    Wide-ranging in subject and setting, Wena Poon's fiction explores cultural identity from many angles. Tonight she discusses Genre-hopping and Globetrotting as well as her latest book, Cafe Jause, and its Shanghai setting. 

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  • Film Screening: Shu Haolun’s “No. 89 Shimen Road” (followed by a Q&A with the director) 舒浩仑电影《黑白照片》放映会 (Bilingual / 中英文) 20:00 14th Mar
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    / / Shu Haolun

    Shu Haolun has produced, written, and directed award-winning documentaries and shorts, including Struggle (2002), Nostalgia (2006), and Young Blood (2008). No.89 Shimen Road (2010), which tells the story of a young boy’s coming of age in late 1980s China, is his debut fictional feature.

    Shu Haolun has produced, written, and directed award-winning documentaries and shorts, including Struggle (2002), Nostalgia (2006), and Young Blood (2008). No.89 Shimen Road (2010), which tells the story of a young boy’s coming of age in late 1980s China, is his debut fictional feature.

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  • Xu Yun Peng 19:30 14th Mar / Suzhou

    Xu Yun Peng was born and raised on the Loess Plateau, home to the “naughty” kids. He is a column writer, photographer, musician and most important of all, traveler.

    来自“野孩子”的故乡中国甘肃陇西黄土高原。专栏作家、、摄影家、音乐人、旅者。曾多次参加西北地区摄影作品艺术节,并在2008年成功举办个人影展。2013年骑小摩托车走完渭河全境,行程2000多公里,出版《渭河千里走单骑》系列。2014年,骑摩托行走渭河及黄河中下游,行程3000多公里,在报纸开设个人专栏刊发《穿越华夏文明中轴线》系列。2015年开始启动“陇中村庄影像档案”创作项目,同时创办民刊《天缘》,现任主编 Xu Yun Peng was born and raised on the Loess Plateau, home to the “naughty” kids. He is a column writer, photographer, musician and most important of all, traveler. He participated in the Photography Festival in Northwest China, and held his own photo exhibition in 2008. He talks of his travels in the Wei-River and Yellow River regions by motorbike, which inspired his column Traveling across the lifeline of the Chinese Civilization. Chinese event

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  • East of England: Communism in the UK 英国的“东方红” (English- Free Event / 英文- 免费入场) 16:00 15th Mar
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    / / David Goodman, Paul Anderson

    Journalist and lecturer Paul Anderson, author of Moscow Gold? The Soviet Union and the British Left, traces the history of Communism in the UK through its relationship with and perspective on the Soviet Union. In this talk, Anderson explores both the British Communists for whom Moscow could do no wrong as well as those who distanced themselves from or actively rejected the Soviet style. He will also look at the varying attitudes of British communists towards China over the years.

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  • Chinese Lives, Global stories 中式生活,全球故事 (Bilingual / 中英文) 18:00 15th Mar
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    / / Anna Chen, Paul Anderson, Wena Poon

    Writers Anna Chen, who is British-Chinese, and Wena Poon, who is Singaporean-American, reflect on the Chinese experience of transnationalism. British journalist Paul Anderson will moderate the discussion.

    Writers Anna Chen, who is British-Chinese, and Wena Poon, who is Singaporean-American, reflect on the Chinese experience of transnationalism. British journalist Paul Anderson will moderate the discussion. 

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  • The Life and Crimes of Anna May Wong 好莱坞第一位华裔女星-黄柳霜之死 (English / 英文) 20:00 15th Mar
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    / / Anna Chen

    British performer and broadcaster Anna Chen brings some Hollywood style glamour to Suzhou with the story of a Chinese screen legend. Don't miss Anna May Wong is Dead!

    British performer and broadcaster Anna Chen brings some Hollywood style glamour to Suzhou with the story of a Chinese screen legend. Don't miss Anna May Wong must die! 

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  • Spoken-Word Performance 18:30 15th Mar / Suzhou

    Philip Wilcox is the current Australian Poetry Slam National Champion, a competition that more than 1,000 Australian poets entered.

    Philip Wilcox is the current Australian Poetry Slam National Champion, a competition that more than 1,000 Australian poets entered. He is also the two-time NSW Poetry Slam Champion. He hosts and co-organizes Three Poets Speak, a Sydney showcase of the finest spoken word artists from around Australia. He has featured in major events such as the Sydney Writers Festival, Wollongong Writers Festival, and Newtown Festival, where he performed for a crowd of more than 8,000. He recently headlined the Melbourne event Voices in the Attic. He is also a playwright, having co-written and directed Thursday, one of the most successful productions of the 2013 Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival.  Location: XJTLU Museum, Central Building Room number 123W

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  • Life Goes On 盛可以:从荒诞的偏门进入小说 (Bilingual /中英文) 19:30 16th Mar
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    Experimental novelist Sheng Keyi discusses her hard-hitting novels Northern Girls and Death Fugue and her absurdist approach to fiction.

    Experimental novelist Sheng Keyi discusses her hard-hitting novels Northern Girls and Death Fugue and her absurdist approach to fiction.

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  • “Shanghai Redemption”: Investigating Murder, Sex, and Corruption 19:30 16th Mar / Suzhou

    Qiu Xiaolong’s latest novel, Shanghai Redemption, takes the protagonist Inspector Chen Cao on new adventures deep inside the Chinese Communist Party. Qiu, who lives in St. Louis but writes trenchantly about contemporary Chinese issues, took inspiration for his latest – the ninth Inspector Chen novel in the series – from the case of Bo Xilai.

    Qiu Xiaolong’s latest novel, Shanghai Redemption, takes the protagonist Inspector Chen Cao on new adventures deep inside the Chinese Communist Party. Qiu, who lives in St. Louis but writes trenchantly about contemporary Chinese issues, took inspiration for his latest – the ninth Inspector Chen novel in the series – from the case of Bo Xilai. There’s sex, murder, and a power struggle, all of which illuminate just a little of the opaque world of China’s political elite. Qiu “is neither a police officer nor a Communist Party official,” writes Edward Wong for the New York Times’s China blog, Sinosphere, “but his novels about Inspector Chen Cao… convey such a sense of realism that many people have come to regard him as an expert on the more sordid aspects of the Chinese political and legal systems.”

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  • Qiu Xiaolong 09:00 16th Mar / Suzhou

    Qiu Xiaolong's books have sold over a million copies and have been published in twenty languages.

    Qiu Xiaolong's books have sold over a million copies and have been published in twenty languages. He is the author of the award-winning Inspector Chen series of mystery novels, Death of a Red Heroine (2000), A Loyal Character Dancer (2002), When Red is Black (2004), A Case of Two Cities (2006), Red Mandarin Dress (2007), and The Mao Case (2009). He is also the author of two books of poetry translations, Treasury of Chinese Love Poems (2003) and Evoking T'ang (2007), and his own poetry collection, Lines Around China (2003). BBC4 is currently presenting a radio dramatization of his first three Inspector Chen books. His latest book Shanghai Redemption – which was hailed by Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2015 – is partly set in Suzhou and refers to the Bookworm Literary Festival. Born in Shanghai, he currently lives in St. Louis with his wife and daughter. Location: Foundation Building Lecture Theatre 1E

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  • Cherry Denman’s Diplomatic Incidents 外交奇遇记 (English / 英文) 19:30 17th Mar
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    Cherry Denman describes her hilarious adventures trailing husband Charlie round some of the most godforsaken outposts of the world. Drawing on her popular book, Cherry shares a collection of clever and very funny anecdotes of global misunderstanding.

    Cherry Denman describes her hilarious adventures trailing husband Charlie round some of the most godforsaken outposts of the world. Drawing on her popular book, Cherry shares a collection of clever and very funny anecdotes of global misunderstanding.

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  • Agree to be Different! 19:30 17th Mar / Suzhou

    Two writers from different backgrounds and continents come together for readings and discussion.

    Jon Bilbao, Tammy Ho Lai-Ming | Two writers from different backgrounds and continents come together for readings and discussion. Tammy Ho Lai-Ming is the poetry editor of the literary journal Asian Cha in Hong Kong, and whose poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times. Jon Bilbao, from Spain, has published three short story collections and the form is also universal, as this master of the short story can attest.

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  • Horatio Clare – Travels with Swallows and Ships 燕子和轮船的漂流之旅 (English / 英文) 19:00 18th Mar
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    British author and journalist Horatio Clare takes us on a voyage of discovery with migrating swallows and container ships.

    British author and journalist Horatio Clare takes us on a voyage of discovery with migrating swallows and container ships. 

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  • Introducing… Dennis Bock 从《纽约时报》热荐的《The Ash Garden》走近作家 Dennis Bock (English / 英文) 20:30 18th Mar
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    Award winning author Dennis Bock has been hailed by The Globe and Mail as "Canada's next great novelist". His debut book 《The Ash Garden》 won the 2002 Canada-Japan Literary Award and was published in translation in eight countries, while his short stories, travel writing, and book reviews have appeared in multiple literary journals and magazines. In tonight event he discusses the inspiration for his work and read some extracts from his latest novel.

    Award winning author Dennis Bock has been hailed by The Globe and Mail as "Canada's next great novelist". His debut book 《The Ash Garden》 won the 2002 Canada-Japan Literary Award and was published in translation in eight countries, while his short stories, travel writing, and book reviews have appeared in multiple literary journals and magazines. In tonight event he discusses the inspiration for his work and read some extracts from his latest novel.

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  • European Literature Live Event 16:00 18th Mar / Suzhou

    A discussion with two European writers and translators on contemporary literature and the writing life. Featuring Jordi Punti (Catalan/Spain) and Owen Martell (Wales/UK).

    A discussion with two European writers and translators on contemporary literature and the writing life. Featuring Jordi Punti (Catalan/Spain) and Owen Martell (Wales/UK). Jordi Puntí was born in 1967 and lives in Barcelona. He writes in Catalan and has published two books of short stories: Pell d'armadillo (Armadillo Skin) (1998) and Animals tristos (Sad Animals) (2002). In 2010 he published his first novel, Maletes perdudes (Lost Luggage), which received the National Critics' Award, El Llibreter Award (booksellers prize), and the prestigious Lletra d'Or, and has been translated into 16 languages. His most recent book is Els castellans (2011), a memoir about the daily life in a Catalan industrial town in the 1970s, focusing on the relationship between Catalan kids and the immigrants arrived from Spain.  Owen Martell was born in 1976 and grew up in Pontneddfechan, South Wales. After studying at Aberystwyth and Oxford universities, he spent a number of years working as a reporter with the BBC. His first Welsh-language novel, Cadw dy ffydd, brawd (Strong and Prophetic), won the Arts Council of Wales' Welsh Book of the Year award in 2001. His second novel, Dyn yr Eiliad (The Other Man), was shortlisted for the same prize in 2004. Dolenni Hud (Welsh Knot) is a collection of short stories in collaboration with photographer Simon Proffitt. His most recent novel, Intermission, is his first book originally written in English; it has been translated into French and German. Location: Foundation Building Lecture Room 2E

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  • Do Not Marry Before Age 30: Empowering Women 18:30 18th Mar / Suzhou

    Joy Chen, the former deputy mayor of Los Angeles, is the author of Do Not Marry Before Age 30 – part memoir and part self-help guide – which debunks conventional wisdom that single women are “leftover” by their late 20s, and helps them unlock their potential and realize their dreams. (In English)

    Joy Chen IN ENGLISH | Joy Chen, the former deputy mayor of Los Angeles, is the author of Do Not Marry Before Age 30 – part memoir and part self-help guide – which debunks conventional wisdom that single women are “leftover” by their late 20s, and helps them unlock their potential and realize their dreams. The book is a bestseller in China, where it has won Chen a massive following. In 2012, the All-China Women’s Federation named Chen “Woman of the Year.” She currently has a movie in development with Wanda Media, and one with Alibaba Pictures.

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  • Literature Across Frontiers, Part 1 20:00 18th Mar / Suzhou

    Three international authors discuss the similarities and differences of their backgrounds and chosen literary forms. This event is chaired by Wendy Zhu, Director of the Suzhou Writer's Association with her own interest in the relationship between local and global culture.

    Owen Martell, Tammy Ho, Nico Helminger | Three international authors discuss the similarities and differences of their backgrounds and chosen literary forms. This event is chaired by Wendy Zhu, Director of the Suzhou Writer's Association with her own interest in the relationship between local and global culture. Panelists include Welsh writer Owen Martell (winner of the Arts Council of Wales’ Welsh Book of the Year award in 2001) author of a novel set against the real life death of a young bassist in Intermissions, Tammy Ho, a Poet and editor of the Hong Kong literary journal Asian Cha and Nico Helminger, a novelist, playwright and poet from Luxembourg winner of the prestigious Prix Batty Weber in 2008.

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  • Jemimah Steinfeld – Little Emperors and Material Girls 中国当代的青年与性 – 分享会 (Bilingual / 中英文) 19:30 19th Mar
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    Little Emperors and Material Girls is billed as a book that will change the way you see Chinese society. Come and hear journalist Jemimah Steinfeld’s take on sex and youth in modern China.

    Little Emperors and Material Girls is billed as a book that will change the way you see Chinese society. Come and hear journalist Jemimah Steinfeld’s take on sex and youth in modern China.

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  • Do Not Marry Before Age 30: Empowering Women 10:00 19th Mar / Suzhou

    Joy Chen, the former deputy mayor of Los Angeles, is the author of Do Not Marry Before Age 30 – part memoir and part self-help guide – which debunks conventional wisdom that single women are “leftover” by their late 20s, and helps them unlock their potential and realize their dreams. (Chinese event)

    Joy Chen IN CHINESE | Joy Chen, the former deputy mayor of Los Angeles, is the author of Do Not Marry Before Age 30 – part memoir and part self-help guide – which debunks conventional wisdom that single women are “leftover” by their late 20s, and helps them unlock their potential and realize their dreams. The book is a bestseller in China, where it has won Chen a massive following. In 2012, the All-China Women’s Federation named Chen “Woman of the Year.” She currently has a movie in development with Wanda Media, and one with Alibaba Pictures.

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  • Maori Legends of New Zealand [Ages 9-14] 12:00 19th Mar / Suzhou

    Writer David Hill will tell the Maori legend of how the hero Maui fished part of New Zealand up from the sea – which explains the country’s present shape – and read some of his stories. Combining mythology and geography, this session will introduce listeners to a part of the world full of magic and wonder.

    Writer David Hill will tell the Maori legend of how the hero Maui fished part of New Zealand up from the sea – which explains the country’s present shape – and read some of his stories. Combining mythology and geography, this session will introduce listeners to a part of the world full of magic and wonder. Over his long career, Hillhas received multiple awards for his children’s and young adult writing, for books such as See Ya, Simon, Coming Back, and My Brother’s War. Hill has been writing full time since 1983, and his books have been translated into French, German, Danish, Dutch, Chinese, Slovenian, Japanese, and Korean.

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  • Literature Across Frontiers, Part 2 16:00 19th Mar / Suzhou

    In our second foray this weekend into how and what makes literature work Wendy Zhu, Director of the Suzhou Writer’s Association will be discussing universal and local themes with two writers from Luxembourg.

    Nora Wagener, Lambert Schlechter, Hashy Lee | In our second foray this weekend into how and what makes literature work Wendy Zhu, Director of the Suzhou Writer’s Association will be discussing universal and local themes with two writers from Luxembourg: Nora Wagener, a novelist and playwright and winner of the Prix Arts et Lettres, and Lambert Schlechter, with 25 books to his name and impressive record of teaching and memberships of writer’s and human rights advocacy groups. Hashy Lee, a Nanjing-based writer, completes the panel. His early works were published in the Taiwanese Olive Tree and he now publishes various works online.

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  • Catalonia Meets Shanghai 20:00 19th Mar / Suzhou

    Jordi Punti a writer from a small province in Europe meets Wendy Zhu from a larger province in China. How have their birthplaces shaped their writing?

    Jordi Punti, Wendy Zhu | Jordi Punti a writer from a small province in Europe meets Wendy Zhu from a larger province in China. How have their birthplaces shaped their writing? Wendy’s stories have been published in many journals and anthologies and her work acclaimed as a “renewal of a refined sensibility characteristic of Southern China.” Jordi, also a writer of short stories has won several awards for his novels. His latest book, highly relevant today, focuses on the relationship between Catalans and “immigrants” from Spain. Both writers have been widely translated.

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  • A Chinese Scholar in his Studio 晚明家居艺术 (English / 英文) 18:30 20th Mar
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    / / Sarah Handler

    The studio was a Chinese scholar’s retreat, a perfect private space for reading, writing, painting, and entertaining friends. The fine furniture and treasured desk utensils were functional and often superb works of art, as historian Sarah Handler will show. She is the author of Austere Luminosity of Chinese Classical Furniture and Ming Furniture in the Light of Chinese Architecture, currently being considered for publication in Chinese. She also edited and translated from the Chinese Wang Shixiang’s Classic Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties.

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  • In Conversation with Willis and Tony Barnstone 走入诗人学者Barnstone 父子 –Willis Barnstone四次普利策奖提名 (English / 英文) 20:00 20th Mar
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    / / Tony Barnstone, Willis Barnstone

    Join us for an unforgettable night with one of the world’s most illustrious scholars, Willis Barnstone: poet, translator, editor, New Testament and Gnostic scholar, four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, and namesake of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize.

    Join us for an unforgettable night with one of the world’s most illustrious scholars, Willis Barnstone. Poet, translator, editor, New Testament and Gnostic scholar, four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, and namesake of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, Barnstone, 87, has an intimate China connection: he first visited the country in 1972 during the Cultural Revolution before returning as a Fulbright professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University (1984-1985). He has also spent significant time in Mexico, Spain, France, England, and Greece. Willis will be joined in conversation by his son Tony Barnstone, also a renowned poet, for an evening of reminiscence, readings and discussion. This is a can’t-miss event!

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  • The Violet Hour 18:30 20th Mar / Suzhou

    Sergio Del Molino BILINGUAL EVENT | The Violet Hour is a poignant account of the death of the author’s son from a rare and aggressive form of infant leukemia. But it’s also a celebration of life, in which Sergio Del Molino shows us the deepest parts of an inner life confronted with its limitations. Children who lose their parents are orphans, and those who have to close their spouse's dead eyes are widows and widowers. But we, the parents who sign the documents authorizing our children's funerals, we have no name, no civil status. We remain parents forever.

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  • A Girl is a Half-formed Thing 20:00 20th Mar / Suzhou

    Irish author Eimear McBride shot to fame with her debut novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, which tells the intimate, powerful story of a young girl’s relationship to her cancer-stricken brother as they each navigate devastating childhoods.

    Eimear McBride | Irish author Eimear McBride shot to fame with her debut novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, which tells the intimate, powerful story of a young girl’s relationship to her cancer-stricken brother as they each navigate devastating childhoods. Described by Herald Scotland as “a novel that redefines the novel” and by The New Yorker as a “blazingly original novel... fueled by fractured, adventurous language and raw emotion,” it was named Best Book of the Year by a host of publications, and won the Goldsmiths Prize in 2013 and Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2014. Don’t miss this chance to hear McBride talk about her ground-breaking work of fiction and why it took 9 years to get published.

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  • Storytelling by Stephen Mooser 听Stephen Mooser讲奇幻故事 (5 – 12岁儿童活动)(Bilingual / 中英文) 10:00 21st Mar
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    A bilingual event for children aged 5 to 12 with prolific children's author Stephen Mooser and his weird, true stories. 童书作家与插画家协会创始人之一 Stephen Mooser 在他几十年的之夜生涯中创作了60多本儿童书籍。无论是儿童还是童心未泯的读者们都会被她充满冒险的神秘故事所吸引。今天上午 Stephen 将为 5- 12岁儿童举办一场中英双语故事会。

    A bilingual event for children aged 5 to 12 with prolific children's author Stephen Mooser and his weird, true stories. 童书作家与插画家协会创始人之一 Stephen Mooser 在他几十年的之夜生涯中创作了60多本儿童书籍。无论是儿童还是童心未泯的读者们都会被她充满冒险的神秘故事所吸引。今天上午 Stephen 将为 5- 12岁儿童举办一场中英双语故事会。

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  • History at its most Salacious 最食色的历史主题 (Chinese / 中文) 14:00 21st Mar
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    Oxford University academic Faramerz Dahboiwala delves into history at its most salacious as he discusses his book The Origins of Sex.

    Oxford University academic Faramerz Dahboiwala delves into history at its most salacious as he discusses his book The Origins of Sex

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  • Global perspectives: identity and writing 全球视角:身份与写作 (English / 英文) 16:00 21st Mar
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    / / Stephen Mooser, Xi Ni Er, Zohab Zee Kahn

    Zohab Zee Kahn, XI Ni Er and Stephen Mooser discuss the search for identity through writing.

    Zohab Zee Kahn, XI Ni Er and Stephen Mooser discuss the search for identity through writing.

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  • History at its most Salacious 最食色的历史主题 (English / 英文) 18:00 21st Mar
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    Oxford University academic Faramerz Dahboiwala delves into history at its most salacious as he discusses his book The Origins of Sex.

    Oxford University academic Faramerz Dahboiwala delves into history at its most salacious as he discusses his book The Origins of Sex

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  • Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles 《千里走单骑》放映会 (English / 英文 -中文字幕) 20:00 21st Mar
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    / / Tim Cope

    Filmmaker, adventurer and author Tim Cope will discuss his incredible adventures by horse and bike and screen an exclusive abridged version of his film The Final Frontier.

    Filmmaker, adventurer and author Tim Cope will discuss his incredible adventures by horse and bike and screen an exclusive abridged version of his film The Final Frontier.

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  • What Makes You Write? 18:30 21st Mar / Suzhou

    Two Spanish writers and one Chinese writer explore the motivation to communicate in words. Diego, a former bookseller turned writer won the National Children’s and Young People’s Literature award for the improbably titled It is Forbidden to read Lewis Carroll.

    Diego Arboleda, Sergio del Molino, Lao Jian | Two Spanish writers and one Chinese writer explore the motivation to communicate in words. Diego, a former bookseller turned writer won the National Children’s and Young People’s Literature award for the improbably titled It is Forbidden to read Lewis Carroll. Sergio has won prizes for his fiction, some based on haunting personal experiences, but also writes short stories, non-fiction and a newspaper column. Lao Jian, is a Suzhou native, novelist and media worker who is passionate about reading and the future of Chinese culture. Wendy Zhu, Director of the Suzhou Writer’s Association and a fully published and translated author in her own right will facilitate this session.

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  • Dystopia 20:00 21st Mar / Suzhou

    Anna Smaill introduces her Man Booker longlisted The Chimes, a novel set in a London bereft of the written word where memory is lost daily and music is the principal form of communication.

    Anna Smaill introduces her Man Booker longlisted The Chimes, a novel set in a London bereft of the written word where memory is lost daily and music is the principal form of communication.

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  • Art – the Mirror of the life 艺术即生活,生活即艺术- 与Lin探讨艺术人生,遇见真实自己 (Chinese – Free Event/ 中文 – 免费入场) 10:00 22nd Mar
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    / / Lin, Hu da lin

    Lin (胡大琳), 艺术家,诗人。2003年编写出版了六套儿童美术教科书。2005年,应美国Gospellight 之约,创作出版了 《大卫王的故事》和 《爱的教育》 等世界著名绘本。2014年,出版绘本 《Once Upon a Time》深受小读者们的喜爱。

    诗人自幼学习中国传统水墨,之后跟随杨飞云先生研习古典油画。在她的作品中,处处体现诗人赋予的爱。Lin 带你走进她的诗,画和她的艺术世界,用自己的艺术经历与大家探讨:面对犹如丛林的生活,寻找生命中的本真与美好,活出艺术人生,遇见真实自己... ...

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  • Unique Voices – Kim Thuy 的多元背景和多维声音 (English / 英文) 14:00 22nd Mar
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    Quebecois-Vietnamese author Kim Thuy in conversation, on memory, sustenance and the immigrant experience.

    Quebecois-Vietnamese author Kim Thuy in conversation, on memory, sustenance and the immigrant experience.

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  • Kids’ Slam 苏州国际学校诗歌朗诵比赛 -Registration Opening for Elementary Group 少年组-报名开始啦 (English – Free Event / 英文 – 免费入场) 17:00 22nd Mar
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    / / Zohab Zee Kahn

    Young poets from Suzhou's international schools compete in a high-energy Kids' Slam poetry competition. Judged by Aussie national slam poetry champion Zohab Zee Kahn. Elementary age 5 -12.

    Young poets from Suzhou's international schools compete in a high-energy Kids' Slam poetry competition. Judged by Aussie national slam poetry champion Zohab Zee Kahn. Elementary age 5 -12. 

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  • Kids’ Slam 苏州国际学校诗歌朗诵比赛 -Registration Opening for Secondary Group 青少年组-报名开始啦 (English – Free Event / 英文 – 免费入场) 18:00 22nd Mar
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    / / Zohab Zee Kahn

    Young poets from Suzhou's international schools compete in a high-energy Kids' Slam poetry competition. Judged by Aussie national slam poetry champion Zohab Zee Kahn. Secondary age 13 -16.

    Young poets from Suzhou's international schools compete in a high-energy Kids' Slam poetry competition. Judged by Aussie national slam poetry champion Zohab Zee Kahn. Secondary age 13 -16. 

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  • Poetry Performance 带你走进诗歌现场 (English / 英文) 20:00 22nd Mar
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    / / Zohab Zee Kahn

    Don't miss this lively performance by spoken word artist and Australian Slam Poetry Champion of 2014, Zohab Zee Khan.

    Don't miss this lively performance by spoken word artist and Australian Slam Poetry Champion of 2014, Zohab Zee Khan. 

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  • 今天我们可能的写作与生活 The Possibilities in a Writing Life Today 19:30 22nd Mar / Suzhou

    Wen’s talk centres around the cultural, technical and educational issues facing anyone contemplating a career in writing today and her fears that there now is a decline in the influence of Literature in China.

    Wendy Zhu | 朱文颖将会和观众们探讨当今每个作家所面临的文化,科技和教育问题,以及她对中国文学式微的担忧。她生于上海,现任苏州作协副主席,她的作品被同辈作家们称赞是”中国南方精致感性的重生”。她的多篇小说已用多种语言出版。 Wen’s talk centres around the cultural, technical and educational issues facing anyone contemplating a career in writing today and her fears that there now is a decline in the influence of Literature in China. Wen, born in Shanghai, has herself been much appreciated by her peers for her "renewal of a refined sensibility characteristic of Southern China." She has had many stories published and translated into several languages. She is currently serving as the vice chairperson for the Suzhou Writer’s Association.

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  • Victoria Hislop – From ‘Island’ to ‘Sunrise’ 从“泰晤士报”推荐的《岛》到《日出》- 走入英国重磅作家Victoria Hislop 的写作生涯 (English / 英文) 19:30 23rd Mar
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    / / Victoria Hislop

    Bestselling author of The Island, which was adapted for Greek television and translated into Chinese, Victoria Hislop will talk about her career in writing and introduce her fourth and most recent novel, The Sunrise.

    Bestselling author of The Island, which was adapted for Greek television and translated into Chinese, Victoria Hislop will talk about her career in writing and introduce her fourth and most recent novel, The Sunrise. In it, readers are introduced to a fascinating slice of Mediterranean history: the Greek Coup and Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1972 that caused 40,000 people to flee the town of Famagusta, never to return.  

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  • Spotlight on Canada: Introducing Madeleine Thien, Douglas Gibson, Vincent Lam and Rawi Hage 加拿大文学四杰 (English / 英文) 19:00 24th Mar
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    / / Douglas Gibson, Madeleine Thien, Rawi Hage, Vincent Lam

    Four of Canada’s best writers discuss their works and the booming times in Canadian writing.

    Four of Canada’s best writers discuss their works and the booming times in Canadian writing.

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  • Sixty-Four Chance Pieces 哲学与故事的互动 (Bilingual – Free Event / 中英文- 免费入场) 20:30 24th Mar
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    Will Buckingham looks at the interaction of stories and philosophical ideas, focusing on his I Ching-inspired novel, Sixty-Four Chance Pieces.

    Will Buckingham looks at the interaction of stories and philosophical ideas, focusing on his I Ching-inspired novel, Sixty-Four Chance Pieces.  英国作家,哲学家和写作讲师 Will Buckingham 对中国和中国的哲学家有着特别的兴趣。 在今晚的活动中他将谈谈故事与哲学理论的互动,并更深入的讲解他在以《易经》为灵感创作的小说《Sixty-Four Chance Pieces》背后的想法。

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  • Buy Me the Sky: The Remarkable Truth of China’s One-Child Generations 19:30 24th Mar / Suzhou

    China’s One-Child Policy – recently abolished – has shaped an entire generation of men and women. Those born after 1979 are defined by the policy, and their stories are both remarkable and commonplace in this country of 1.4 billion. Xinran’s Buy Me the Sky is an intimate snapshot of this generation.

    Xinran | China’s One-Child Policy – recently abolished – has shaped an entire generation of men and women. Those born after 1979 are defined by the policy, and their stories are both remarkable and commonplace in this country of 1.4 billion. Xinran’s Buy Me the Sky is an intimate snapshot of this generation. The author made her name in China through talk radio as host of the call-in program “Words on Night Breeze” from 1989 to 1997. She has since gone on to become an international bestselling author with books that promote women’s issues and cultural understanding, such The Good Women of China, Sky Burial, and Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love.

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  • The Writer’s Life 作家的文学生活 (English / 英文) 19:00 25th Mar
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    / / AJ Betts, Brooke Davis, Will Buckingham

    Brooke Davis, AJ Betts and Vincent Lam discuss the ups and downs of the literary life – moderated by Will Buckingham.

    Brooke Davis, AJ Betts and Vincent Lam discuss the ups and downs of the literary life – moderated by Will Buckingham.

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  • From Hospital to Bookshelf 从医生到作家的转身-Vincent Lam (English / 英文) 20:30 25th Mar
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    From Hospital to Bookshelf: Canadian author Vincent Lam on his journey from medical school to a life in fiction, via medical writing and all points in between.

    Canadian author Vincent Lam on his journey from medical school to a life in fiction, via medical writing and all points in between. 

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  • By Way of Illustration 18:30 25th Mar / Suzhou

    Frane Lessac, who has published more than 40 children’s books throughout the world, many of them inspired by her love of travel, and the famed children’s writer Mark Greenwood talk about their graphic work, its importance in their children’s stories, and their influences.

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  • An Interview with Nury Vittachi 20:00 25th Mar / Suzhou

    Nury Vittachi’s The Feng Shui Detective – which has been translated into multiple languages and published worldwide – is a “comedy-crime” series of novels that explore ideological and cultural differences between East and West.

    Nury Vittachi’s The Feng Shui Detective – which has been translated into multiple languages and published worldwide – is a “comedy-crime” series of novels that explore ideological and cultural differences between East and West. Nury Vittachi is a journalist and author based in Hong Kong. His columns are published daily, weekly in a variety of newspapers in Asia as well as on his website. He is also noted for his role in founding the Asia Literary Review, the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, the Man Asian Literary Prize, and was the chairman of the judges of the inaugural Australia-Asia Literary Award in 2008.

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  • The ‘Taste’ of Art 与Lao Jian一起,品鉴文学之美 (Chinese -Free Event / 中文 -免费入场) 19:30 26th Mar
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    / / Lao Jian

    老鉴,作家、食家、书虫。书斋之外,酷爱行走美食之旅。为《大苏州》撰写美食札记,既为烹制文字的香气,
    也为刺激百态人生的味蕾,给光阴留下袅袅余香......
    
    本次讲坛,老鉴将为我们解读文坛大家的著名作品以及给现当代文学带来的重大影响同时,让大家挖掘并体会
    品鉴文学作品的乐趣。

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  • [Ages 8+] Around the World in 70 Minutes 10:30 26th Mar / Suzhou

    Go on a book safari and travel to the islands of the Caribbean, the deserts of the Sahara, and the jungles of the Amazon with author and illustrator Frané Lessac, who will give you ideas to help develop, plan, and design your own book inspired by the wonders of the world.

    Go on a book safari and travel to the islands of the Caribbean, the deserts of the Sahara, and the jungles of the Amazon with author and illustrator Frané Lessac, who will give you ideas to help develop, plan, and design your own book inspired by the wonders of the world. Children will commence on working on individual books. Lessac has published more than 40 children’s books throughout the world, many of them inspired by her love of travel. In 2010 she was presented the Muriel Barwell Award for Distinguished Service to Children’s Literature.

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  • [Ages 6-12] Writing Workshop: Strange Objects 14:00 26th Mar / Suzhou

    Become excited and intrigued by objects and curiosities. Make your own strange-objects book. Discover how they connect us with history and how strange objects can inspire creative writing. Led by illustrious children's writer Mark Greenwood.

    Become excited and intrigued by objects and curiosities. Make your own strange-objects book. Discover how they connect us with history and how strange objects can inspire creative writing. The famed children’s writer Mark Greenwood, who has twice received the West Australian Premier’s Award and the West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award, will lead this workshop, which also includes an illustration component. Greenwood’s books have been published internationally, examining myths and legends and promoting multiculturalism.

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  • [Ages 12-20] Who is Mr. Jam? 15:00 26th Mar / Suzhou

    Come and discover the curious world of Mr. Jam. Nury Vittachi is passionate about writing and is a prolific producer of blogs, websites and novels that encourage, entertain and delight his readers.

    Come and discover the curious world of Mr. Jam. Nury Vittachi is passionate about writing and is a prolific producer of blogs, websites and novels that encourage, entertain and delight his readers. This is a chance to meet an inspirational and amusing writer and pick up some tips for your own writing and learn also about his Feng-Shui Detective.

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  • On the Wings of the Dragon 18:30 26th Mar / Suzhou

    In 1985 Belgian writer Lieve Joris set sail to the former Belgian colony of Congo, where her great-uncle had been a missionary.

    In 1985 Belgian writer Lieve Joris set sail to the former Belgian colony of Congo, where her great-uncle had been a missionary. Congo became a recurring theme in her work, but her latest book, On the Wings of the Dragon, is about her journeys between Africa and China, written after she submerged herself in the world of Africans and Chinese who ventured into each other’s territory. Don’t miss this chance to hear one of Europe’s leading non-fiction writers share her thoughts and observations on a rapidly-expanding area of cultural exchange.

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  • The Art of the Short Story 短篇创作的艺术 (English / 英文) 18:15 27th Mar
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    / / Rachel Trezise

    Rachel Trezise is a Welsh author of novels, nonfiction and plays. Her first novel, In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl, was published in 2001 and won a place on the Orange Futures List. Her second book, Fresh Apples, a short story collection, won the Dylan Thomas Prize. In this event Rachel Trezise offers her ideas on how to develop a good idea into a compelling short story.

    Rachel Trezise is a Welsh author of novels, nonfiction and plays. Her first novel, In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl, was published in 2001 and won a place on the Orange Futures List. Her second book, Fresh Apples, a short story collection, won the Dylan Thomas Prize. In this event Rachel Trezise offers her ideas on how to develop a good idea into a compelling short story.

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  • Literature Across Frontiers 文学前沿:文化的桥梁与壁垒 (English / 英文) 19:45 27th Mar
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    / / Guadalupe Nettel

    Guadalupe Nettel from Mexico and Clare Azzopardi from Malta discuss cultural bridges and barriers with Alexandra Büchler.

    Guadalupe Nettel from Mexico and Clare Azzopardi from Malta discuss cultural bridges and barriers with Alexandra Büchler.

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  • My Little Island 快乐儿童双语活动(Kids 5- 12岁儿童活动) (Bilingual / 中英文) 10:00 28th Mar
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    A bilingual event for children aged 5 to 12 with children's author and illustrator Frané Lessac.

    A bilingual event for children aged 5 to 12 with children's author and illustrator Frané Lessac. 

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  • WORKSHOP: Writing Short Stories 短篇作品创作室 (English / 英文)(100RMB) 12:00 28th Mar
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    / / Rachel Trezise, Short stories, Workshop

    In this workshop Rachel Trezise will guide participants through the art and science of crafting an effective and intriguing short story.

    Short fiction is perhaps more relevant now than ever, with modern e-reader devices allowing for hundreds of commute-sized tales to be consumed at any time. Rachel Trezise is an award-winning young author and playwright. Her book of short stories, Fresh Apples, won the Dylan Thomas Prize. In this workshop she will guide participants through the art and science of crafting an effective and intriguing short story. What you will learn: •  The practical side of writing: planning, structuring, and using language to your purpose. •  The art of guiding, subverting, and generally playing with audience expectations. •  How to find inspiration in both the everyday and in your imagination, and how to shape that into content.

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  • Film screening: Yangtze Drift (1pm, English, Free Entry) 13:00 28th Mar
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    / / John Rash, Yangtze Drift

    yangtze_drift Join documentary filmaker, artist and photographer John Rash on a graceful and looping path along the Yangtze River with this special screening of his short film Yangtze Drift. Shot in beautiful black and white, this quiet and meditative river tour often confounds preconceptions and disputes the authenticity of the journey on which we have embarked. 

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  • Introducing … Jakob Vedelsby 虚构小说家的文学创作之路 (English / 英文) 15:00 28th Mar
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    Jackob Vedelsby, currently the fiction chairman of the Danish Writers Asso- ciation, is the author of five novels. He writes about the big issues that confront the modern world and the visions that will shape its future. He broke into the literary scene in 1990 with poetry before publishing his first novel in 2002, and has also worked in documentary film and journalism. His 2011 hit The Law of Humanity will shortly be published in Chinese by New Star Press.

    Jackob Vedelsby, currently the fiction chairman of the Danish Writers Asso- ciation, is the author of five novels. He writes about the big issues that confront the modern world and the visions that will shape its future. He broke into the literary scene in 1990 with poetry before publishing his first novel in 2002, and has also worked in documentary film and journalism. His 2011 hit The Law of Humanity will shortly be published in Chinese by New Star Press.

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  • A City Outside Time – J G Ballard’s Shanghai 跟随摄影师追寻永恒的城市-上海 (English – 英文) 19:30 28th Mar
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    / / Duncan Hewitt, James H Bollen

    Photographer James H Bollen will discuss his book Jim's Terrible City, in which he follows in the footsteps of J G Ballard around the boulevards and back streets of Shanghai. James will be joined by renowned Shanghai-based journalist Duncan Hewitt.

    Photographer James H Bollen will discuss his book Jim's Terrible City, in which he follows in the footsteps of J G Ballard around the boulevards and back streets of Shanghai. James will be joined by renowned Shanghai-based journalist Duncan Hewitt.

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  • Best of Suzhou Comedy 苏州喜剧之夜 (English / 英文) 21:00 28th Mar
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    / / comedy, Kaylen Moore, Mikey Renne, Misha Kalhin, Sarah Peng

    International touring comedian (and Suzhou resident) Turner Sparks hosts his annual festival comedy show featuring the best and brightest stand up comedy talent out of Suzhou. Sparks headlines regularly throughout Asia, was a finalist in the 2012 Hong Kong Comedy Competition and voted "Best of the Fest" at the 2014 Akumal (Mexico) Comedy Festival. The show will feature Misha Kalhin, Kaylen Moore, Mikey Renne and Sarah Peng.

    International touring comedian (and Suzhou resident) Turner Sparks hosts his annual festival comedy show featuring the best and brightest stand up comedy talent out of Suzhou.  Sparks headlines regularly throughout Asia, was a finalist in the 2012 Hong Kong Comedy Competition and voted "Best of the Fest" at the 2014 Akumal (Mexico) Comedy Festival.  The show will feature Misha Kalhin, Kaylen Moore, Mikey Renne and Sarah Peng.

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  • Bridget Strevens-Marzo and Frane Lessac: Encouraging Little Readers 讲堂:鼓励孩子阅读(Bilingual – Free Event / 中英文 – 免费活动) 10:00 29th Mar / Bridget Strevens-Marzo, Frané Lessac

    Children's authors and illustrators Bridget Strevens - Marzo and Frane Lessac show how to inspire a life-long love of reading in children.

    Children's authors and illustrators Bridget Strevens - Marzo and Frane Lessac show how to inspire a life-long love of reading in children.

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  • Chomping at the Bitcoin 细谈比特币 (English / 英文) 14:00 29th Mar
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    / / Zennon Kapron

    Finance industry expert Zennon Kapron discusses the mysterious digital currency and the far-reaching implications of its use in China and around the world.

    Finance industry expert Zennon Kapron discusses the mysterious digital currency and the far-reaching implications of its use in China and around the world.

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  • Hometowns and Ghost Cities 家园和鬼城-城市变迁的病斑 (English / 英文) 16:00 29th Mar
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    / / Wade Shepard

    Hometowns and Ghost Cities: Perspectives on urbanization and changing concepts of home in China, from non-fiction writer Wade Shepherd and a panel of leading thinkers.

    Over the next couple of decades, an estimated 250 million Chinese citizens will move from rural areas into cities, pushing the country’s urban population over one billion. In Ghost Cities of China, Wade Shepard examines this phenomenon up close, and posits that the shedding of traditional social structures is at an advanced stage, and a rootless, consumption-centric globalized culture is rapidly taking its place. Wade will be joined by Austin Williams, an Associate Professor of Architecture at Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou and Director of the Future Cities Project. Austin has written for a wide range of magazines and newspapers and is the author of The Enemies of Progress.

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  • The Final Word: BLF Closing Party 结束: 文学节闭幕派对 (Free Event / 免费入场) 19:00 29th Mar
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    / / Bridget Strevens-Marzo, Frané Lessac, Wade Shepard, Zennon Kapron

    Authors Wade Shepard, Zennon Kapron, Frane Lessac and Bridget Strevens-Marzo will be on hand to bring the BLF to a rousing conclusion!

    Authors Wade Shepard, Zennon Kapron, Frane Lessac and Bridget Strevens-Marzo will be on hand to bring the BLF to a rousing conclusion!

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