The Bookworm’s library provides the perfect setting for readings, talks, discussions and debates, book launches, performances, and music. 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 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 40 RMB for members of The Bookworm (become a member!) and 50 RMB for non-members unless otherwise specified. Tickets go on sale at The Bookworm two weeks before an event. To make an advance booking, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance tickets must be picked up 30 minutes before the start of the event. All seating is first-come, first-served.
There are three artistic young men—poet, writer, and screenwriter, who don't know one another, living a hippie life in modern society. They started literary creation since middle school times and had numerous masterpieces over years. However, they are living a totally different life from the urban professional writer, with difficulty and without plan since they are unknown, eccentric and marginalised. The film based on their daily life, creation and love story and presented the loss of control, the reform of situation and the new balance established in the end. In the social prospect, they are boomerang children, without ambition while considering one’s genuine conscience, they never give up what they aspire after none compromise to the reality.
"US" recorded the first wave of study abroad and the Chinese people's life and story in the United States . Over one and half year, walker studio worked in the United States, across the east to the west coasts. Through their lens, recorded the real Chinese student life in the United States, hoping to encourage young people who dream to fight. If you have a dream, be sure to pursue, no matter how old are you, no matter where you are, no matter how long.
The world-acclaimed China Oriental Song and Dance Troupe was presented by my organization San Marino Lions Club and we were invited backstage where the director filmed a special backstage documentary.
From Beijing to New York
New York is one of the largest and most diverse cultural melting pots in the world and Beijing Opera, a traditional Chinese performing art, has found it's new renascence across the Pacific to the Big Apple. The New York Chinese Opera Society's Beijing Opera Youth Troupe is the sprout of Beijing Opera. Chinese college and graduate students formed this NGO GROUP and they rehearse plays and organize lectures every single week and they preform for free almost every month in various locations like Pace universities and Queens library. This is the story about them and their passion for Beijing Opera.
50RMB, 40RMB (Members)
Join The Bookworm's weekly SciFi Book Club to talk about your favorite science fiction short stories! Each meeting we choose a short story to read and discuss. Authors we've talked about so far include Greg Egan, Iain M. Banks, Cory Doctorow, Andy Weir, Liu Cixin, Peter Watts, Neal Stephenson, Ted Chiang, and many others. The club meets every Thursday at 8pm. Add Olga on WeChat @Merukaba for more information.
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)
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Join us for our monthly Book Club discussion about Things Fall Apart by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. Things Fall Apart is a post-colonial novel in 1958. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world.
The novel follows the life of Okonkwo. He is the greatest warrior alive. His fame has spread like a bushfire in West Africa and he is one of the most powerful men of his clan. But he also has a fiery temper. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show weakness to anyone - even if the only way he can master his feelings is with his fists. When outsiders threaten the traditions of his clan, Okonowo takes violent action. Will the great man's dangerous pride eventually destroy him?
Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance - Book Talk with Chris Kutarna
The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need to recognize the fact―and gain courage and wisdom from the past. Age of Discovery shows how. Now is the best moment in history to be alive, but we have never felt more anxious or divided. Human health, aggregate wealth, and education are flourishing. Scientific discovery is racing forward. But the same global flows of trade, capital, people and ideas that make gains possible for some people deliver big losses to others―and make us all more vulnerable to one another. In the moment when everyone ought to be celebrating giant global gains, many of us are righteously angry at being left out and stressed about where we’re headed. To make sense of present shocks, we need to step back and recognize: we’ve been here before. The first Renaissance, the time of Columbus, Copernicus, Gutenberg and others, likewise redrew all maps of the world, democratized communication and sparked a flourishing of creative achievement. But their world also grappled with the same dark side of rapid change: social division, political extremism, insecurity, pandemics and other unintended consequences of discovery. Now is the second Renaissance. We can still flourish―if we learn from the first.
50RMB, 40RMB (Members)