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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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US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is Coming to Beijing Bookworm

UPDATE: We’ve posted the full video from the event here. Attention, poetry lovers: there’s a true can’t-miss event coming up on Monday, October 9 at 7:30 pm, when the current poet laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith, comes to The Bookworm in Beijing to give a reading. This will be the first time a […]

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An Evening with Downton Abbey composer John Lunn

An Evening with Downton Abbey composer John Lunn   John Lunn’s music possesses a wonderfully unique voice that spans a wide spectrum of musical styles. Classically trained, yet contemporary in attitude, he combines a highly intelligent and sensitive approach with a sound that always hits at the emotional heart of a piece. His scores, which […]

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Quilling Cards Valentine’s Day Workshop

Come along to a special Valentine’s Day workshop and learn the art of quilling and create beautiful Valentine’s Day cards! Quilling is the art of rolled, shaped, and glued paper that results in creating a unified, decorative design. The art of quilling has been around for centuries, with a remarkably varied historical background spanning across […]

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