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.
From acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser, the brilliant life of Napoleon’s favorite sister. Celebrated for her looks, notorious for her passions, immortalized by Antonio Canova’s statue, and always deeply loyal to her brother, Pauline Bonaparte Borghese is a fascinating figure in her own right.
At the turn of the nineteenth century, she was considered by many to be the most beautiful woman in Europe. She shocked the continent with the boldness of her love affairs, her opulent wardrobe and jewels, and, most famously, her decision to pose nearly nude for Canova’s sculpture, which has been replicated in countless ways through the years. But just as remarkable as Pauline’s private life was her fidelity to the emperor (if not to her husbands). She was present for Napoleon’s great victories in Italy, and she was often at Malmaison with her brother and her rival for his loyalty, the empress Josephine. When he was exiled to Elba, Pauline was the only sibling to follow him there, and after the final defeat at Waterloo she begged to be allowed to join him at Saint Helena.
No biographer has gone so deeply into the sources or so closely examined one of the seminal relationships of the man who shaped modern Europe. InPauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire, Flora Fraser has cast new light on the Napoleonic era while crafting a dynamic, vivid portrait of a mesmerizing woman. In Venus of Empire, Flora Fraser casts new light on the Napoleonic era while crafting a dynamic, vivid portrait of mesmerising woman.
Come see the legend that mandarin speakers of all levels have all been compared to by taxi cab drivers.
Beloved Chinese media icon Dashan (Mark Rowswell) will be performing at The Bookworm with Chinese Stan- Up Comedy. Mark Roswell is one of the oldest of all foreign entertainers in China. He is best known for performing hugely popular Xiangsheng (cross talk) acts as well as being formally appointed "Canada’s Goodwill Ambassador to China" by the Canadian prime minister in 2012. Hosted by Des Bishop.
9月20日（周六）19：30––预售50 RMB/人，现场80 RMB/人
50 RMB (Advance), 80 RMB (At Door)
Get your tickets in advance: http://e.mosh.cn/25028
(Chinese Language event)
Sunday Salon is an interactive lecture series in partnership with Time Out magazine that takes you behind China's music. It provides a rare opportunity to hear symphony performers in an intimate setting and to learn more about their art.This month Sunday Salon welcomes The China Cello Philharmonic. Beijing native Chu Yibing began playing at seven, studied in Paris at seventeen and later became the principal cellist of the Basel Symphony Orchestra, Europe’s second highest-paid cello position. Today, as the Central Conservatory of Music’s Cello Department head, he leads China’s first and only permanent chamber ensemble, the China Cello Philharmonic. An audience favorite.
50 RMB (40 RMB with a Time Out magazine issue)
Sheng Wang is a Taiwanese Texan who developed and honed his comedy in the thriving standup community of the San Francisco Bay Area. He performs jokes based on personal experiences and observations and addresses common non-sense with honesty and ill logic. His refreshingly affable stage presence combined with a healthy penchant for absurdity and self-deprecation make his act hilarious and universally accessible. He has toured with the Comedians of Comedy and American Eagle’s ‘Campus Comedy Challenge.’ He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s ‘Live at Gotham' and attended the 'Just for Laughs’ comedy festival in Montreal. Wang's set on the John Oliver NY Stand Up Show aired in August of 2012. More recent TV appearances include Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
150 RMB (Advance), 180 RMB (At Door)
Get your tickets in advance: https://yoopay.cn/event/47222873
Writing is a solitary endeavor, but it need not be a lonely one. We meet every other week to read, think about, and discuss what we’re working on. Members may share short stories or novel chapters for in-depth feedback, and we also give writing prompts as optional homework between sessions. When time allows, we sometimes pick apart a short story from a well-known writer for inspiration.