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Bookworm Festival Pulse: A Conversation with Enoch Li

当我们在谈论抑郁症的时候,我们在谈些什么?
“我很痛,同情令我更加痛,然后你要我保重,怎保重,你怎么会懂?”
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Bookworm Festival Pulse: Grief Works: a Conversation with Julia Samuel

Julia Samuel is a psychotherapist from the UK who sits before an image of her book, titled “Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving.” The title, which someone in the crowd draws attention to later, symbolizes a central tenant of Samuel’s philosophy, which is that grief is a natural process. If we allow it […]

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Bookworm Festival Pulse:The Transformative Power of Poetry&Music

The cool air from the fans overhead does little to cool our anticipation; every seat is taken, and the crowd is restless from the wait, watching as wires are connected and musical instruments are squeezed into the little space that is left in the Bookworm. Sensing the mood, Matthew Byrne, the British poet and charismatic […]

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Bookworm Festival Pulse: A Conversation with Karoline Kan

About 3 Generations of Life, Loss and Hope inChina Karoline Kan is a soft-spoken, petite young woman with long black hair that she keeps swept across her right shoulder. She has a palpable sweetness to her disposition that emanates from the stage and into the room, and she sits beside Riley Brett-Roche, a PhD candidate […]

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Bookworm Festival Pulse: Myths and Dreams in Paris by the Book

“Once a week I chase men who are not my husband,” is the first line Liam Callanan reads from his new novel, Paris by the Book, while standing behind a substantial glass of redwine and a microphone. “Once a week I chase men who are not my husband . . . I walk my daughters […]

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Bookworm Festival Pulse: Short and to be Continued

Authors Colin Barrett and Shi Yifeng discuss their inspiration to keep writing By Hatty Liu “I think novels are less demanding of the reader than a short story,” said Irish author Colin Barrett, stunning the 50-something attendees of “Short and Complete: Stories Behind the Stories,” a short-story writing panel that convened at The 12th Bookwork […]

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Bookworm Festival Pulse: Huawei Panel Q&A

with Joe Kelly, Vice President for Corporate Communications at Huawei, and Elliot Zaagman, technology columnist and consultant. Edited for length and clarity. BLF: At least one audience question referred to ethno-nationalism. What place do you think Huawei holds in Chinese culture and the Chinese psyche, especially after the latest crisis, but even before? EZ: They’re […]

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Bookworm Festival Pulse: advice from Paul French to writers

Paul French Workshop  Writers trickle quietly into Mesh, a low-lit, boxy lounge-bar with black and green leather sofas and walls of windows that look out onto the mid-afternoon in Sanlitun’s shopping district. They have come for a writing workshop with acclaimed, true-crime writer Paul French, a lanky British man with thick-framed black glasses and neatly […]

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Watch: US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at The Bookworm

In case you missed our poetry event last month headlined by the current U.S. poet laureate, Tracy K. Smith, here’s a video from that night’s proceedings. (Excuse us for the camera placement at the start, we got it fixed very quickly!) Here’s a rundown of the poems that were read, with timestamps corresponding to the above […]

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Notification: Tracy K. Smith Reading This Thursday at Beijing Union University, with Xi Chuan and Ouyang Jianghe

If you missed Monday night’s event at The Bookworm — it was a good one, with a packed house; we’ll post pictures and videos shortly (UPDATE: here) — there’s another chance to catch US poet laureate Tracy K. Smith in Beijing. She’s reading with nine others this Thursday at 9:40 am at Beijing Union University […]

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