EWWC

The Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference is a unique series of events that brings writers together around the world to create an historic picture of the role of literature today. The conversation began at the Edinburgh International Book Festival where 50 world renowned writers discussed the five topics that almost brought writers to blows during the infamous Writers’ Conference of 1962. From August 2012, the World Writers’ Conference will visit 15 different cities and give writers in different countries the chance to add their voice to the growing debate about writing and its relationship to contemporary life.

 These events are free and open to the public. Both events will be held at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA). The events will be in Chinese or Chinese-translation.

The Future of the Novel
Sunday, March 10
7pm 

Li Er- Keynote
Panel discussion with AD Miller and Zhu Wen 

Has the dominant literary form of the 19th and 20th centuries grown stale? Is it no longer the best means of delivering stories in the 21st century? Or does the classic literary novel remain the form best placed to deliver innovative, memorable writing? Join us for a keynote address from Li Er, followed by a discussion with A.D. Miller and Zhu Wen.

 

Style v Content
Saturday, March 16
2pm
Sophie Cooke- Keynote
Panel discussion with Keith Gray and Zhang Yueran

What is more important: the content of a novel or the style in which it is written? Sophie Cooke, travel writer, poet and novelist introduces the session with a keynote address, and then joins YA writer Keith Gray and Zhang Yueran to discuss.

 

Both events are free and open to the public. Both events will be held at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA).

 

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