Beijing in six words! Enter the Beijinger’s Six-Word Writing Competition.

Can you sum up your Beijing story in six words? BLF and The Beijinger present a short (very very short) story competition.

What you can win:

  • First Prize: A ticket to a BLF writing workshop of your choice plus two invites to the BLF VIP cocktail party
  • Second Prize: Two tickets to “SLAM!” featuring Luka Lesson & Tim Clare (9pm on Saturday, March 17 at 2 Kolegas)
  • Third Prize: Two tickets to the Beijinger‘s “Pop-Up Magazine” event (8pm on Friday, March 16 at The Bookworm


To enter the competition, just send six words that describe your Beijing to

Closing date for entries is 9am, Thursday, February 16.

Finalists will be printed in the March issue of the Beijinger and will duke it out for votes and the top honor on The Beijinger’s blog.

Your six-word Beijing story will also be showcased on BLF’s ”Writing On The Wall” display, immortalized for the duration of the festival on The Bookworm’s wall (by the staircase) for all to admire.



  • BLF Pick: Shieldwall

    Watch the Throne: Shieldwall
    Monday, 12 March 8pm
    England, 1016. The kingdom is burning at the hands of marauding Viking hordes. Warring factions fight over the dying king’s crown and chaos is afoot. The king’s son, Edmund and his right-hand man, the boy warrior Godwin, gather armies of monks, ploughmen and shepherds to rally against the invading Danes. Enemies from outside and foes from within threaten Godwin, as the final battle to determine England’s fate looms. Join us as Justin Hill discusses his epic Shieldwall.

  • BLF Pick: Belinda McKeon

    Irish author Belinda McKeon discusses her debut novel, Solace. Friday, 16 March 6pm.

  • BLF Pick: Cabaret

    Tuesday, 20 March 10pm
    Do you enjoy Broadway, Vaudeville, Le Chat Noir and many songs from the years gone by? ..Join Helena, Torbjorn and Alan as they perform some of the great Cabaret songs from the past 100 years. Expect Kurt Weill, George Gershwin, Noel Coward, Geoffrey Wright, Vernon Duke, Loesser, Benjamin Britten, Charles Ives, Menken, Kander and Ebb and much much more... Come laugh, Come cry.. Come sing with us...