Thursday, March 03, 2011

Beijing Literary Festival Gets Underway

The fifth annual Bookworm International Literary Festival gets underway in Beijing, China, tomorrow, running until March 18th. From the website:
Now in its fifth year, The Bookworm International Literary Festival is hosted across three of China’s most vibrant locales: the political heart of China and its erstwhile imperial seat, Beijing, the romantic canal-driven and one hundred-gardened Suzhou, and the cultural hub of Sichuan’s sultry capital Chengdu.

With China at a historic crossroads, experiencing unparalleled sustained change – looking to the future whilst keeping adrift of the present and without forgetting the past – the Festival provides an open centre for intellectual and creative exchange. We seek to showcase the modern voices of Chinese authors to the world and bring some of the world’s leading literary lights to China.
An impressive array of international authors are on hand for a full slate of panel discussions on literature, publishing and journalism; writing and publishing workshops; film screenings and talks as well as meet-the-author events.

Attending authors include Pallavi Aiyar, Bi Feiyu, Emma Donoghue, Dave Eggers, Michel Faber, Mabel Lee, Guillermo Martínez, David Sedaris, Xiong Liang and many others.

The Bookworm International Literary Festival website is here.


Post a Comment

<< Home