The Bookworm’s library makes the perfect informal setting for our inspiring programme packed with readings, talks, discussions, debates, book launches and music gigs. Audiences are enlightened by well respected novelists, journalists and travel writers; enraptured by impromptu homespun musical soirees hatched round the piano; and transported to lands far away by lilting lines of live poetry. Whether your penchant is for the hottest new Chinese Writers, Asia’s most illustrious entrepreneurs, or the most risque documentaries, you’ll be able to indulge it at The Bookworm.
We hold several regular events like: Quiz Night, Creative Writing Group Meeting, Cocktail Nights and many other to come!
Don’t forget we also have live music almost every night: piano, jazz and classical music.
For more information please click on the events below.
Booktalk In The Bookworm
Geraldine Brooks grew up in Sydney, obtained her BA from the University of Sydney and worked as a reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald. After winning a scholarship to complete a masters in journalism at Columbia University, she worked for a decade as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans.
After two works of non-fiction, she turned to historical fiction – to dazzling success. Covering time periods from 1666 England to the American Civil War, and themes as diverse as book conservation and slavery, her richly layered, deeply researched novels have won readers and accolades across the globe, including the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for March.
Two of Brooks’ novels, Caleb’s Crossing and People of the Book, were both New York Times best sellers. Year of Wonders is an international bestseller, translated into more than 25 languages, including in Chinese.
In 2010 she received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for lifetime achievement, and in 2016 she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia. She has been a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University.
Brooks lives with her family and various animals by an old mill pond on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts and spends as much time as possible in Australia.
Sunday, May 14 | 6pm | The Bookworm | 50 rmb (includes a Drink)
Geraldine Brooks' visit is part of Australian Writers Week in China (8-18 May 2017); presented by the Australian Embassy in Beijing, Consulates-General in Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shanghai, and supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
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Pianist Mark Guttenplan appears at the Bookworm tonight. Mark is a pianist of remarkable talent and versatility, who played for many years on cruise ships. Like in the movie The Legend of 1900, his talent has been honed by the sea breezes. For a breath of fresh air in Chengdu, come along and hear him for yourself!
The Bookworm Writing Group is for native English speakers and those who write English with a high level of fluency, who wish to improve their creative writing with a view to publishing their work. The group meets every Wednesday at 7.30 pm except holidays. Anyone interested in joining should email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
The Bookworm also runs a writing group for those who wish to improve their written English. Email Daniel Hickey at email@example.com for details.
Every Saturday, starts from 8:30pm.
Nick has been singing and playing guitar both with bands and as a solo artist for over twenty years. Find yourself a comfortable chair, sip on a delicious drink and relax while Nick wisps you off to a place of nostalgia, of enjoyment, of emotion, and of just plain old good music!