The Writing Life

Over the next few days BLF will explore the creative life with a series of events featuring celebrated writers talking about their craft.

At 6.30 on Monday 10th, Anjum Hasan and Zac O├Łeah discuss the ins and outs of creativity and collaboration in their life as a writing couple. Don’t miss this if you are interested in bicultural relationships or the delicate balance of work and family life.

This is followed by best-selling American author David Vann at 8 pm. An engaging and entertaining speaker, David will talk about his struggle to get published and coming to terms with his own life experiences through writing.

David Vann makes a second appearance on Tuesday night, also at 8 pm, this time taking the stage with two well-known Canadian writers – Musharaff Ali-Farooqi, who is originally from Pakistan and Dany Laferriere, originally from Haiti, to share thoughts about the purpose and motivation of their writing. All three writers have gone down a storm with audiences in Beijing and the event promises to be full of humour and insight.

David Vann
David Vann.