New Writing from East Asia – Public event

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:00 - 14:30
  • Location: Northern Ballet (Board suite), Leeds City Centre

As part of the Writing Chinese symposium, and in conjunction with the Leeds Writers Circle, we held a day of some of the most exciting new writing from East Asia. The day began with readings and Q&As by Murong Xuecun, Jeremy Tiang, and poet James Shea.
You can watch a full video recording of the morning event here (although we have had conflicts reported with viewing our a/v files on tablets or iphones…)

Following a dim sum lunch, our afternoon event was the official UK launch of Read Paper Republic. This new initiative from Paper Republic is for readers who wonder what new Chinese fiction in English translation has to offer and would like to dip a toe in the water. There will be a story a week published on the Paper Republic website, from 18 June 2015 to 16 July 2016.

To celebrate this fantastic new project, we discussed ‘The Story of a Story’ – a conversation between with Dorothy Tse, her translator Nicky Harman, and editor of Pathlight magazine Dave Haysom, in association with the Free Word Centre and Paper Republic.

Read a blog summary of this process by Nicky, or view the full event below.