• 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 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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    / / Jakob Vedelsby

    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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