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  • The Great Flood, Journeys Through a Sodden Landscape 大洪水:人与自然的羁绊 14:00 26th Mar / The Bookworm Chengdu / Edward Platt

    This is the story of a journey through Britain during a series of recent storms & floods that marooned towns & villages and turned farmland into inland seas.

    This is the story of a journey through Britain during a series of recent storms & floods that marooned towns & villages and turned farmland into inland seas. It is about the way we have learnt to live with water - why we are drawn to it, how we accommodate it, and how we react when it threatens to overwhelm us. In his latest book, Edward Platt also recreates the history of flooding both in Britain and abroad, and examines the significance of the subject in art, literature and history. Today’s discussion also touches on China’s historical relationship with flooding, and on the contrasting environmental issue of desertification.  (English英文)   Buy Tickets 买票

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  • Writing ‘Place’ 文学与土地 17:00 26th Mar / The Bookworm Chengdu / Edward Platt, Kai Strittmatter, Yan Ge (颜歌)

    Edward Platt’s non-fiction history of Hebron, City of Abraham, reveals how certain stories become embedded in places and shape them for centuries to come.

      Three writers talk about the particular places their writing emerges from, and how the place and the writing inform and shape each other. Yan Ge’s fiction centres on the fictional Sichuan town of Pingle, using local dialect to depict  squabbling families and small-town life with warmth, humour and razor-sharp insights. Edward Platt’s non-fiction history of Hebron, City of Abraham, reveals how certain stories become embedded in places and shape them for centuries to come, while German journalist Kai Strittmatter has been a correspondent in China and Turkey and written cultural guides to both countries. (English英文) Buy Tickets 买票

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  • Feature Stories from Home and Abroad: A Travel Writing and Reportage Workshop 旅行写作与报道工坊 14:00 27th Mar / The Bookworm Chengdu / Edward Platt

    Edward Platt’s travel-writing ranges from unraveling the history of a distant city to understanding what lies on his doorstep, but it all shares a fascination with the role and meaning of a specific place.

      Edward Platt’s travel-writing ranges from unraveling the history of a distant city to understanding what lies on his doorstep, but it all shares a fascination with the role and meaning of a specific place. In this workshop he shares his thoughts on writing about ‘place’ and talks aspiring writers through the process of writing and pitching feature-length stories to editors.  Platt teaches creative writing in London schools and is the author of Leadville: A Biography of the A40, The City of Abraham, and The Great Flood: Journeys through a Sodden Landscape, (forthcoming in 2017). He is a Contributing Writer at the New Statesman and a regular contributor to other newspapers and magazines. In 2009, he was shortlisted for an Amnesty Media Award for his reporting from the Middle East. (English英文) 100 rmb Buy Tickets 买票

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