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Remembrance Poppies for the Royal British Legion

Poppies for The Royal British Legion are available at The Bookworm. Donations will go to support the Legion’s mission: providing financial, social and emotional support to the millions of British men and women and their families who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces. The tradition dates back to WWI, when fields of red […]

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Tombstone: Remembering The Great Famine

“It’s not often that a book comes out that rewrites a country’s history.” There are few Chinese families, mine included, who were not touched in some way by The Great Famine. Thirty-six million people died in the aftermath of Mao’s disastrous Great Leap Forward. NPR’s Louisa Lim has just filed an important 2-part report on efforts to record […]

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The Grumpiest Authors in Literary History

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the grumpiest one of all? From the folks at Flavorwire, a great list of literary curmudgeons. Here are some highlights: Literary Grump Exhibit A: Maurice Sendak The writer/illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are had this to say of the novelist Salman Rushdie: “That flaccid fuckhead. He reviewed me on a […]

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EWWC goes to Siberia

The Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference is a unique series of events that will bring writers together around the world to create an historic picture of the role of literature today. The conversation begins at the Edinburgh International Book Festival where 50 world renowned writers will join members of the public every afternoon from 17-21 August […]

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BLF 2013: We’re hiring!

Interested in being a part of one of China’s premier cultural events? Join our team! We are hiring a few positions for BLF 2013. Logistics Coordinator (part time) Touring Program Coordinator (part time) Junior Designer (project-based) Email us to find out more about this positions.

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Julia Leigh Returns to The Bookworm

Julia Leigh is the award-winning author of The Hunter and Disquiet and the director of Sleeping Beauty. Named by The Observer as one of the twenty-one novelists to watch in the 21st century, Leigh writes beautifully sparse books that explore the complexities of human interactions with each other and with nature. Leigh returns to The Bookworm this Sunday […]

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Halloween Part II: Dress Like Your Favorite Author

Tonight, as Beijing’s ghouls hit the town in the standard witch, princess or superhero costume, may we suggest dressing up as an author? A few suggestions below. Oscar Wilde: Velvet cape with fur collar, velvet smoking suit with matching velvet knee breeches (not pictured above), a paisley silk scarf tied in a carelessly floppy bow about the […]

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Halloween: Spooky Reads for All Hallow’s Read

A few years back, Neil Gaiman, author of such spooky reads as Coraline, The Sandman and The Graveyard Book, decided that the world had a problem: “There aren’t enough traditions that involve giving books.” His solution: “I propose that, on Hallowe’en or during the week of Hallowe’en, we give each other scary books. Give children […]

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The Poem That Started It. Omar.

Tonight, Omar Musa takes poetry to a next level. Come experience the former Australia National Slam Champion in person at The Bookworm (8pm). Bring your friends, family, coworkers. Bring complete strangers you see on the street. He’s that good. Have you ever wondered what makes a person love poetry? What makes them decide that instead […]

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Martin Parr

“Magnum photographers were meant to go out as a crusade … to places like famine and war and … I went out and went round the corner to the local supermarket because this to me is the front line.” (Martin Parr) Martin Parr is a photographer, editor, curator and a member of the Magnum co-operative. […]

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