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Photo Gallery – Interschool Poetry Extravaganza!

On Friday, YCIS and ISB wordsmiths displayed their poetry chops at The Poetry Project’s Interschool Poetry Slam. They were, in a word, amazing.

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Mo Yan Wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature

And the winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature is… Mo Yan! The BLF 2009 alum Mo Yan, author of Red Sorghum and Big Breasts and Wide Hips, beat out early favorite Haruki Murakami to take home the field’s top honor. Announcing the decision, The Nobel Committee cited Mo’s use of “hallucinatory realism” to merge “folk tales, history and the contemporary.” […]

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BLF & JUE Showcase

BLF and JUE are teaming up for a very riotious and raucous night of spoken word, hip-hop, dance pop and live visual installations. Luka Lesson, Omar Musa and Bohdan Piasecki join forces with Beijing’s own cool kids, Residence A. Plus, Electric Shadows provide a visual installation evoking different poetic personalities. Join us for this genre […]

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The Poetry Project

The Bookworm’s Poetry Project is a celebration of the art of contemporary spoken word. From school workshops and an inter-school battle, to public performances at The Bookworm and genre-defying showcases at venues around Beijing, The Poetry Project is a two-week immersion into performance poetry for all ages. EVENTS The following events are at The Bookworm. Tickets are […]

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Beijing Postcards: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Tiananmen

On October 9, Beijing Postcards will be hosting “The Story of Tiananmen, Gate of Heavenly Peace,” at The Bookworm. Drawing on historical photographs and extensive research, the Beijing Postcards team will peel back the surface of one of the world’s most recognizable public spaces. Check here for more information about the event, including ticketing. Here, Beijing Postcards’ […]

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Whiskey Tasting: Glenfiddich Edition

F&B Manager Luis guides budding whiskey enthusiasts through four different whiskies from the Glenfiddich distillery: aged 12 years, 15 years, 18 years and 21 years.  

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Ian Johnson on Yu Hua and Chinese Literaure

In the October issue of the New York Review of Books, Ian Johnson (Wild Grass, Chinese Characters) profiles fellow Bookworm Literary Festival participant Yu Hua (Brothers, To Live, China in Ten Words). After spending some time with the author in Yu’s hometown Hangzhou, Johnson muses that “[Yu’s] bawdy books might not be purely fictional; their […]

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Julia Boyd on the Lost World of Beijing’s Earliest Expats

Julia Boyd’s latest book, A Dance with the Dragon, is a fascinating glimpse into the lost world of Beijing’s first expats. Drawing on previously unpublished historical sources, Boyd paints a colorful world populated by diplomats, adventurers, scientists, missionaries and Russian refugees. Set against the backdrop of some of the most dramatic decades of the 20th […]

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New to Beijing? Check out Beijing Basics

Are you new to Beijing? Join YCIS at The Bookworm. on Monday, September 3 from 9:30am-11am for two informative presentations including ‘Cultural Adjustment for Kids’ and ‘Fun Activities for Parents and Children in Beijing’! This is a fantastic opportunity if you are new to Beijing to find out more about your new home! For more […]

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Art, Design and Culture: the History of Penguin by Design

The Bookworm is thrilled to be co-hosting two author talks with Penguin as part of a landmark travelling exhibition. First displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the history of paperback design is in Asia for the first time, visiting Beijing, Hangzhou, and Seoul, South Korea. Featuring hundreds of original and rare book jackets […]

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