The Bookworm’s library makes the perfect informal setting for our inspiring programme packed with readings, talks, discussions, debates, book launches and music gigs. Audiences are enlightened by well respected novelists, journalists and travel writers; enraptured by impromptu homespun musical soirees hatched round the piano; and transported to lands far away by lilting lines of live poetry. Whether your penchant is for the hottest new Chinese Writers, Asia’s most illustrious entrepreneurs, or the most risque documentaries, you’ll be able to indulge it at The Bookworm.
Tickets for all events are 40rmb for members of The Bookworm and 50 rmb for non-members unless otherwise specified. TICKETS ARE ON SALE AT THE BOOKWORM, TWO WEEKS AHEAD OF THE EVENT. TO BOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE, PLEASE EMAIL ORDER@BEIJINGBOOKWORM.COM. ADVANCE TICKETS MUST BE PICKED UP 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE EVENT.
Public interest is the theme, but everyone is welcome.
Whether you work for or volunteer with an NGO, embassy, newspaper, school, hospital, or just generally like being around public-interest minded folk, this is the happy hour for you. There are no speeches and no distributions. It’s just a chance to kick back in the middle of our busy weeks and get to know some of the other people in Beijing. That said, lots of fruitful projects and connections have resulted from past events.
Beijing Improv is China’s oldest and largest Improvised Theater organization. Its members come from around the world and have been trained in the best improv schools from New York, Chicago, California, the UK, France, New Zealand and more. Script-less, long-form is a popular type of improv that uses audience suggestions to create an extended scene. Attendees never know what is in store but there is always the guarantee of a laugh and a good time. Don’t miss this hilarious event!
Beijing Improv is a non-profit organization, so they donate all of their proceeds to a local charity Hua Dan which benefits migrant workers and children through the performance arts.
Tickets: 75RMB (65 RMB for members)
Order your tickets at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bookworm hosts Beijing's only classical music open-mic night. Have you been itching to play your French horn, violin, clarinet or flute? Perhaps you’d like to show your stuff on The Bookworm’s piano? Get involved or simply bask in the glory of some of Beijing's best international classical musicians. All are welcome!
Award-winning author, Dana Walrath, will be speaking about her latest book, Like Water on Stone , a novel in verse about the Armenian genocide of 1915. Named a 2015 Notable Book for a Global Society by the International Literacy Association, this haunting yet hopeful novel tells the story of fourteen year old twins, Shahen and Sosi, who flee into the mountains when Ottoman pashas implement their plans to eliminate Armenians from their crumbling empire. The orphaned twins and their younger sister hide by day and run at night, crossing mountain ridges and rivers red with blood. Lyrical language wraps the description of the Armenian genocide in a note of magical realism with Ardziv, an eagle, describing the young ones’ escape. An artist, writer, and anthropologist, Dr. Walrath will speak about the writing of Like Water on Stone, including her experiences in Armenia as a Fulbright Scholar, her travels to Western Armenia in 1984, and how these journeys continue to impact her life. As a granddaughter of survivors of the Armenian genocide, Dr. Walrath is committed to the healing power of stories at this 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
50RMB, 40RMB (Members)