“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Beijing International Literary Festival 2019 – 17/3/19 – WRITING WORKSHOP: “BASED ON A TRUE STORY”

Posted: March 11th, 2019 | No Comments »

I don’t do them very often but if anyone in Beijing is interested I’m doing a workshop on 17/3/19 as part of the Beijing International Literary Festival 2019….


Paul French

Sunday, March 17, 2 pm – 4 pm

200 rmb | Opposite House – ticket

How do writers bring the past alive? Is it OK to guess at a historical character’s motivations or put words into her mouth? When does creative non-fiction turn into historical fiction? In this workshop, participants will learn how to investigate and tell true stories in entertaining ways under the guidance of Paul French, author of a number of acclaimed books about China, including Midnight in Peking and City of Devils. French will also talk about researching family histories in China and using unexpected sources to get at the essence of an era.

Please Note: This event will take place in MESH in the Opposite House

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