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Both Sides Now – Writing from East and West

  • Yang Sing Chinese Restaurant Manchester 34 Princess St Manchester United Kingdom (map)

Join poets, Jennifer Lee Tsai, Mary Jean Chan and Xi Chuan for practical writing workshops, networking and dinner at one of Manchester's longest-established and best-known Chinese restaurants.

和诗人 Jennifer Lee Tsai, Mary Jean Chan, 西川一起参加写作工作坊,认识更多的朋友,并且一起享受美食吧!

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Jennifer Lee Tsai grew up in Liverpool. She is a fellow of the national poetry mentoring scheme, The Complete Works III. Her poems appear in the Bloodaxe anthology, Ten: Poets of the New Generation (2017) and have been published in Smoke, The Rialto and Oxford Poetry.  She is currently working on a first collection.

Jennifer Lee Tsai 生长于利物浦。 她是全国诗词协会导师项目的一名会员。她的诗收集在 Bloodaxe 选集第十册 Poets of the New Generation (2017), 并在Smoke, The Rialto and Oxford Poetry 多处发表。目前正在准备她的第一部诗集。

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Mary Jean Chan  is Hong Kong born, the author of pamphlet, A Hurry of English (2018). Her debut poetry collection is forthcoming from Faber & Faber (July 2019). She was Second in the 2017 National Poetry Competition, and shortlisted for the 2017 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.

Mary Jean Chan, 香港出生。2018 年出版了小册子A Hurry
of English。她的处女作诗集Faber & Faber 将会在 2019 年出版。 她是 2017 年全国诗词大赛的亚军,并且也是 2017 年最佳单首诗歌前进大奖的候选人之一。


Xi Chuan 西川 (penname of Liu Jun 刘军) was born in Jiangsu in 1963 and grew up in Beijing. One of China’s most celebrated poets, having won the Lu Xun Prize for Literature (2001) and the Zhuang Zhongwen Prize (2003), he is also renowned as a teacher, essayist, translator and editor. He has published nine collections of poetry.

西川,本名刘军, 1963 年出生于江苏,在北京长大。 他是中国最著名的诗人之一。 他在 2001年获得鲁迅文学奖,2003 年获得庄重文文学奖。同时他也是一位著名的教师、随笔作家、翻译家和编辑。 他至今发表了九部诗集。

Sponsored by the Manchester Confucius Institute and Manchester Literature Festival