Jonathan Geldart, Notes from a Beijing Coffeeshop, 4 June
Coming up in June as part of The Leeds Big Bookend, Jonathan Geldart Notes from a Beijing Coffesshop:
China Comes to the Leeds Big Bookend Festival 2016. We
Are Crossing City Limits! www.bigbookend.co.uk
Meet Author, Jonathan Geldert
on Saturday 4th June, 12.30pm at Central Library, Leeds as he
shares his Notes from a Beijing Coffeeshop
he transports us to a Beijing coffeeshop where we learn about
the country today through the stories of its people – in
particular, some of the extraordinary women he met, many of whom
struggle for independence and recognition.
Women’s rights and empowerment is a recurring theme in his latest
book. Through sharing interviewees experiences of marriage (both
women’s role within a marriage and the pressure on single women to
marry), being gay in China, and women’s attitude towards work,
Jonathan gives the reader poignant insights into what life is like
for the Chinese women he met, many of whom are going against what
society expects from them.
Get Creative at Belong/ 归属感，Gui Shu Gan.
A Free Bilingual Creative Writing Workshop, Sunday 5th June,
11.30am at Central Library, Leeds
to be suitable, appropriate, 1b : to be in a
proper situation or place.
What does it mean to belong? How do we find our own proper
situation or place? Cantonese and Mandarin speaking writer,
M.W. Sun 孙培德 will work
with Leeds writer, Mary Cooper, to lead a workshop exploring ideas
of belonging, identity and home.