We made it! After a whirlwind two weeks, we have just wrapped up our 15th annual Shanghai Litfest and with over 3,000 ticket sales, we could not have been happier with the turnout!
We’re already busily planning the next Litfest…dates are March 8-21, 2018…so stay tuned for any updates!
A big thank you to all of our sponsors who made it all possible, to all of our authors who made us think, ask and discuss, to all of our fantastically enthusiastic audience members and, of course, to everyone at M on the Bund & Glam who worked tirelessly to bring a literary and cultural feast to Shanghai.
Here’s a short clip from weekend one… And a quick review of weekend two!
The brilliant and gorgeous Amy Tan discussed her life as a writer as well as her new memoir, Where the Past Begins, which is still COMPLETELY UNDER WRAPS…what a lucky audience we were!
The quietly powerful Claire Keegan showed us what it means to be a true master of your craft with a reading of her short story, Foster, followed by a Q&A.
The Great FT Debate was truly great…a fun, passionate and fast-paced debate (following strict guidelines, of course) divided the audience on whether western democracy has been discredited.
Anne Sebba illustrated the undercover lives of the many women living in Paris under the Nazi occupation. The famous women who fought against them…and those who collaborated…will surprise you!
Witi Ihimaera, Lee Tamahori and Anne O’Brien brought a piece of New Zealand to Shanghai and shared with us Maori culture, their journeys to fame and their experiences of bringing their visions to the big screen.