M International Literary Festival 2017 Schedule Announced

By Bridget O'Donnell, February 16, 2017

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The undisputed literary event champion of Shanghai is back!

The Shanghai International Literary Festival returns to Glam next month for the ultimate homage to the delight of reading from March 10-22.

The full schedule has just been released — take a look at full descriptions of each session here. Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, February 18 at 9am.

Every creed of author is set to appear at this year's fest, including legendary Chinese American writer Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club), Internet entrerepreneurship pundit Duncan Clark (Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built), Game of Thrones expert Carolyne Larrington (Winter is Coming), The Anthill founder Alec Ash (Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China) and much more.

Here's a quick look at the schedule...

Friday, March 10 

Jeff Wasserstrom: The Boxers & Buffalo Bill – Stories of China in 1900
Mar 10, noon, RMB150

Saturday, March 11

Alec Ash: Little Emperors, Rat Tribes
Mar 11, 10am, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Duncan Clark: Pragmatism vs Populism
Mar 11, noon, RMB85 (RM40 for students)

Stan Grant: Talking To My Country
Mar 11, 2pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Amy Tan and Duncan Clark: A Conversation Between Writers
Mar 11, 4pm, RMB85 (RMB45 for students)

That’s Shanghai Erotic Fiction Contest
Mar 11, 6pm, free entry

Sunday, March 12

Jan Latta: Life of a Wildlife Photographer
Mar 12, 10am, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Amy Tan: Where the Past Begins
Mar 12, noon, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Taras Grescoe: Shanghai Grand
Mar 12, 2pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

The Great FT Debate: Has Western Democracy Been Discredited?
Mar 12, 4pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Monday, March 13

Education Panel: Where’s the Chinese Steve Jobs?
Mar 13, noon, RMB150

Rob Schmitz: Street of Eternal Happiness
Mar 13, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Tuesday, March 14

Keiko Itoh & Betty Barr: Shanghai Under Japanese Occupation – Two Mother’s Stories
Mar 14, noon, RMB150

Mihos Kinnas: Haiku Workshop
Mar 14, 3pm, RMB100

Geremie Barmé: China Heritage Annual - Nanking
Mar 14, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Wednesday, March 15

Christine Kelly: There is No Place For Women – An Eyewitness in the Crimea
Mar 15, noon, RMB150

Timothy Garton Ash: Ten Principles For A Connected World
Mar 15, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Thursday, March 16

Sabine Berendse & Paul Clements: Brect, Music and Culture
Mar 16, noon, RMB150

David Perry, Jen Bervin & Jen Hyde: Poetry Panel
Mar 16, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Friday, March 17

James McGregor, Shirley Lin & Harry Harding: The Global New Normal
Mar 17, noon, RMB150

Witi Ihimaera: Writing Workshop
Mar 17, 3pm, RMB100

Saturday, March 18

Rob Oram: Orthodox is Obsolete, Conventional is Kaput
Mar 18, 10am, RMB85

Carolyne Larrington: Winter is Coming
Mar 18, noon, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Lijia Zhang: Lotus
Mar 18, 2pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Madeleine O’Dea: Phoenix Years
Mar 18, 4pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Birgit Glatzel, Yuyang Lu & Matjaz Tancic: Documenting Reality
Mar 18, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Sunday, March 19

Sarah Brennan: Rickshaw the Rooster
Mar 19, 10am, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Anne Sebba: Les Parisiennes – How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s
Mar 19, noon, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Claire Keegan: Reading and Q&A
Mar 19, 2pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Witi Ihimaera, Lee Tamahori & Anne O’Brien: Stories By Book & Screen
Mar 19, 4pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students) 

La Vue Est Breve Et Le Desir Sans Fin

Mar 19, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students) 

Monday, March 20

Philip Marcovici: The Destructive Power of Family Wealth
Mar 20, noon, RMB150

Lee Tamahori & Anne O’Brien: Mahana
Mar 20, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Tuesday, March 21

Mei Zhang: Travels Through Dali With A Leg of Ham
Mar 21, noon, RMB150

The Hero’s Journey: Film Panel
Mar 21, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students)

Wednesday, March 22 

Culinary Memories of Displacement
Mar 22, noon, RMB150

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