Writers Unlimited 2014: “Like Me”
Exchange your thoughts and idea’s with more than 80 (inter)national writers, journalists and poets during the annual international literature festival in The Hague. This years theme will focus on a highly discussed subject that keeps society busy on a daily basis: Social Media. From Thursday 16 January until Sunday 19 January 2014 visitors can enjoy interviews, films, music, readings and debates in English and Dutch.
The highlight of the program will be the Chinese writer Geling Yan. The contemporary novelist and screenwriter will be present on Friday 17 January and Saturday 18 January, to exchange her thoughts on social media and to recite parts of her written work.
Geling Yan was born in Shanghai and published her first novel in 1985, after being discharged from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) during the Cultural Revolution. After writing many short stories, essays, scripts and novels, several of her works have been adapted to screen (The Flowers of War, Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl). She also added screenwriter to her list, when she wrote the script for the movie Mei Lanfang. A biographical story about China’s greatest opera star.