As part of the upcoming Shanghai International Literary Festival 2015 [ programme writers tickets ] MovingCities will conduct a writing workshop, called “Paper skylines, a Shanghai workshop” on Friday November 6, 2015, from 3-5 pm at M on the Bund in Shanghai 上海.
Other writers, architects and scholars invited for the Shanghai International Literary Festival 2015 include WAI Architecture Think Tank, Michael Meyer, Matjaž Tančič, a North Korea Panel of Specialists: From The Outside Looking In and the outcome of the That’s Shanghai: Erotic Fiction Competition.
Info, flashback and preview after the break.
The literary festival started in 2003 in the original Glamour Room at M on the Bund in Shanghai, and has run every year since. The festivals have attracted many local and regional authors as well as others from well over 20 countries around the world.
The aim is to bring together the best in fiction, literary non-fiction, journalism, the arts, poetry, current affairs, film, erotic fiction, China-focused writing, exploration and travel writing, economics and history, health and philosophy, food, wine and cookery and also children’s writing.
The Festivals feature both acclaimed and emerging writers, many are winners of the world’s leading literary prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Man Booker Prize, the National Book Award for Fiction, the Miles Franklin award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize and many others.
About the MovingCities “Paper skylines, a Shanghai workshop” [Friday, November 6, 2015 – 3-5pm RMB 120]
Oftentimes the metropolis is a background, a setting, a decor for fiction. People disappear, fall in love, drive from A to B. Do skylines have feelings? Why isn’t the Shanghai Tower taller? Like, the double its current height. Imagine, your office on the 347th floor.
The workshop will take Shanghai’s iconic Pudong skyline as a point of departure. What happens when the city becomes a character, when skyscrapers provoke poetry and prose, when they become paranoid and pragmatic protagonists in an urban story?
Reserve your spot and buy tickets at MyPiao or at M´s door [workshops 120RMB, includes coffee/tea].
About M on the Bund
Hong Kong – M at the Fringe, opened 1989, closed 2009.
In 1999 M on the Bund, opened in Shanghai, located at the pinnacle of the historic 1921’s Nissin Shipping building.
Capital M opened in Beijing in 2009, in one of the city’s oldest locations, historic Qianmen Street.
Shanghai – Glam, opened 2015
Glam is a chic dining lounge & bar, bringing renewed life and energy to the heart of The Bund with an intoxicating mix of innovative and contemporary food, fabulous cocktails, a great selection of wines by the glass, and all the other elements needed to create a memorable night out.
The kitchen opens nightly at 6.30 and stays open late, especially on the weekends.