Book Review Network Residential Weekend

  • Date: Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 November, 2017
  • Venue: Weetwood Hall, Leeds
  • Times: Sat 10.30am - Sun 4.30pm

This residential weekend at Weetwood Hall in Leeds will be an opportunity for members of our Writing Chinese Book Review Network to meet featured authors and translators and discuss their work.

Over the course of the two days there will be informal sessions devoted to discussion of featured books, as well as to different aspects of fiction and translation, and the craft of reviewing.

On the Saturday evening there will be a special screening of the film Meishi Street by Ou Ning, followed by a Q&A with the director. (This event will be held at the Everyman Cinema in Leeds).

Our invited guests:

Sheng Keyi 盛可以, author of Northern Girls and other work.

Ou Ning 欧宁editor, artist and film-maker.

Andrea Lingenfelter, translator of Hon Lai-chu’s The Kite Family, Mian Mian’s Candy, and Jimmy Liao’s The Rainbow of Time, among others.

Nicky Harman, translator of Xu Xiaobin’s Crystal Wedding, Dorothy Tse’s Snow and Shadow, and many more.

Helen Wang, translator of Cao Wenxuan’s Bronze and Sunflower, Lin Man-chiu’s The Ventriloquist’s Daughter, and many more.

Please note that this residential is now fully booked, although there will be some extra places released for the documentary screening on Saturday 11th November at the Everyman (link for purchasing tickets for this will follow shortly).

If you’d like to join our book review network, and have the chance of attending the next residential weekend, you can find more details here.