Two former Beijing parents, Alan Paul and Susan Conley, return to Beijing this week to promote their memoirs
Two former Beijing expat parents who have authored books since returning home are in town beginning this weekend to promote their books.
Former beijingkids columnist Alan Paul returns to promote his memoir Big in China about being a ‘trailing spouse’ as well as blues musician in Beijing.
Susan Conley is in town to promote her book The Foremost Good Fortune, in which she chronicles her battle with breast cancer while juggling the stress of being an expat mom.
(BTW, Beijing readers will be happy to know that both books are available in Kindle digital editions on Amazon (see links in previous paragraph), as well as for local delivery order from the mainland Chinese Amazon.cn — Conley’s is here and Paul’s is here)
Here’s a quick look at their Beijing appearance schedules:
Susan Conley’s appearances in Beijing
Sunday, June 12, 3pm-4:30pm
China Stories Series: A Talk on Memoir and China as a Lead Character
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA). UCCA Loft, 798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.
Free, in English with Chinese Translation.
Tuesday, June 14, 7pm
Reading at The Bookworm
The Bookworm Beijing. Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road, Chao Yang District.
Tickets: RMB 20 (Bookworm members), RMB 30 (non-members) includes a glass of wine, beer or soft drink.
Wednesday, June 15, 6:30pm
An Evening With Susan Conley
Presented by Viva and the American Chamber of Commerce.
Registration: 6:30pm – 7pm; Event: 7:10pm – 8pm, followed by drinks & book signing.
The Westin Beijing Chaoyang Hotel, 7 North Dongsanhuan Rd, Chaoyang District. (86)(10) 5922 8888
Tickets: RMB180 (members), RMB 250 (non-members)
For a list of Conley’s appearances in other cities, visit her site here
Alan Paul’s appearances in Beijing
June 15, 7:30pm
Reading, Signing and Acoustic Performance at the Bookworm
Special appearance from Paul’s Woodie Alan bandmates Lu Wei and Zhang Yong for a brief acoustic performance.
June 16, 7:30pm
Reading, Signing and Acoustic Performance at The Orchard
A return to the lovely restaurant where Woodie Alan began, for a reading and talk. Woodie Alan bandmates Lu Wei and Zhang Yong will also be there for a brief acoustic performance.
June 17, 9:00pm
Woodie Alan Reunion, Book Release party at Jianghu Jiuba
A Woodie Alan partial reunion gig at hutong bar Jianghu Jiuba, often discussed in Big in China. Paul will perform with Woodie Alan bandmates Lu Wei and Zhang Yong, plus some special guests. CD and Book giveaways all night long.
For a list of Alan Paul’s other appearances in China, visit here