Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Open Mic @My Place Ruin Bar

TSLR's Open Mic night is back! Bring your best stories, essays, poetry to read to a supportive crowd on Wednesday evening. We will provide some writing prompts at the start of the night to help you generate material, which you are welcome to share if the spirit so moves you! 

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Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Issue Three Shanghai Launch

We are excited to announce the launch of Issue 3. 

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To celebrate, we invite you to join our party at Lychee (floors 2&3), with an hour of literary themed mixer activities from 7-8pm, where you’ll be able to meet your next BFF, BF, GF, BFFAF, frenemy. Come armed with your favorite book (but don’t be alarmed: the literary element is minimal). There will be live music to kick off the evening.

Party and mingle from 8-10pm or get a Numerology and/or Card Reading, available from Gregory and Samantha (see below for details). They’re generously offering readings for the first half hour for free. 

Lychee’s Happy hour deal is 88rmb on a drink and snack from 7-9pm and 68rmb for two glasses of rose prosecco for ladies all night (no limit).

The event is free. There’ll be copes of TSLR 3 for purchase for 100rmb, as well as the suite of past issues. Issue 3 includes translation of fiction by Xu Xiaobin, review of Eileen Chang’s Little Reunions, interview with poetry translator Eleanor Goodman, and more.

The third time’s a charm. TSLR3 is our heftiest issue yet. Come help us celebrate it’s launch into the world as we celebrate an evening of unknown possibilities filled with new friends and new fortunes.   

《上海文艺评论》(The Shanghai Literary Review)是一份专注于发表小说,诗歌,非虚构类作品,书评,艺术创作,翻译,以及独家采访的半年刊杂志,而我们即将推出全新的Issue 3!为了庆祝,我们将在Lychee举行一场聚会。当晚7至8点间,我们邀请你来参与各种充满“文艺范儿”的派对,所以可别忘记带上你最喜欢的书!

8至10点间,你可以与志同道合的朋友自由交流,或者让我们的占卜师帮你算算命(前30分钟内免费)。 当然,你也可以享受到我们的“Happy Hour”优惠服务:晚上7至9点间任意一杯饮品加零食只需88 RMB,而在场女士们仅需66 RMB就可购买2杯rose proseco(无限续杯)。

该活动是免费的。现场同时会限量出售价值100 RMB的《上海文艺评论 Issue 3》,其中包括徐小斌小说的翻译,Eileen Chang著作《Little Reunions》的书评,诗歌翻译家Eleanor Goodman的采访,以及更多精彩内容!

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Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

TSLR Presents Spit-Tunes in Collaboration with Spittoon Literary Magazine

TSLR Presents Spit-Tunes in Collaboration with Spittoon Literary Magazine. 

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A Poetry and Music Collaboration Performance, Brought to you by Spittoon Collective & The Shanghai Literary Review

Spit-Tunes, first launched by Spittoon Collective in February 2017 in Beijing, is an event where artists and bands from different genres are paired together to collaborate with writers and poets. For our April 19th rendition, the first in Shanghai, musicians and bands have selected the poets and writers they wanted to work with after an open call sent forth by The Shanghai Literary Review. After the partnerships were made, the musicians and writers worked together for a month to create a special collaboration song based on the musicians' and writer's individual styles.

The result will be a night of poetry and music performances (each poet will read separately read works, and each musician/band will perform their music), as well as the debut performances of the original songs composed by each poet-musician pair. 

We look forward to seeing you there for a great night of hybrid artistic celebration.

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Apr
7
6:00 PM18:00

Xu Xi Reading & Discussion about MFA Writing Programs in US & Asia

The Shanghai Literary Review is pleased to host a reading and discussion by Hong Kong writer Xu Xi, on her recent books Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy For A City (2017) and That Man In Our Lives (2016), and her latest role - Faculty Co-Director of the Vermont College of Fine Arts low residency International Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing & Literary Translation. 

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The event will kick off with a reading by Xu Xi, continuing with a discussion about her work and writing life, and finally a discussion on writing programs at large and the VCFA writing program in particular.  

Writers and translators are highly encouraged to join and learn more about the international MFA, which accepts applications throughout the year. 

6pm. Saturday, April 7, 2018.
Brut Cake Cafe
238 Zhaojiaobang Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
肇嘉浜路238号, 近陕西南路 
Admission is a one drink minimum, eligible for happy hour (buy one get one free).
Food and snacks are available to order. 
Wine will be provided during the post-talk reception. 

XU XI 許素細 is author of five novels, six collections of short fiction & essays and one memoir and has edited four anthologies of Hong Kong writing in English.  Recent titles are Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy For A City (2017) and the novel That Man In Our Lives (2016); forthcoming are Insignificance: Hong Kong Stories (June 15, 2018) and This Fish Is Fowl: Essays of Being (Feb/Mar 2019).  She is an Indonesian-Chinese-American being from Hong Kong, a diehard transnational who formerly inhabited the flight path connecting New York, Hong Kong and the South Island of New Zealand.  She co-founded  Authors At Large to offer writing retreats and workshops internationally and is also fiction editor at  Tupelo Press in Massachusetts.  In 2017, she was named Faculty Co-Director of the low-residency International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation  at Vermont College of Fine Arts.  These days, she splits her life between New York and the world.  Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn @xuxiwriter and visit her Authors Guild website at xuxiwriter.com 

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Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

Issue 2 Launch Party & Reading @ My Place Ruin Bar

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The Shanghai Literary Review will be launching 💣💣 ISSUE TWO 💣💣 Saturday December 16 at My Place Ruin Bar, 7:30pm. 

Mags on sale, combo deals for issues one and two, readings from contributors, drinks all night, as well as editors on a panel talking about our favorite pieces, the process of publishing an indie zine, TSLR future plans and goals, and answering all your burning questions. 💝

See you there! If you can’t make it but want a read, let us know and we’ll ship you your copy 🚀🚀.

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Aug
5
7:30 PM19:30

Open Mic Night @Kartel

Our August Open Mic will be August 5, this Saturday, 7:30pm, at Kartel. 

 

Also, Kartel has a nice happy hour deal every day until 8pm, so please arrive before then if you want to take advantage ^^. 

If you're interested in reading, please email shanghailiterary@gmail.com to reserve your spot. As always, entrance is free. We please just ask that everyone has one drink 🍸:)  

We'll have our magazines for sale on Saturday in case you missed our launch in July. 

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May
6
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic & Reading at My Place

TSLR will be changing locations for our third open mic & reading, Saturday, May 6, 7:00pm. We're excited to be hosting the event at My Place Ruin Bar, located at 1788 Xinzha Lu, 3F. 

This month, we're featuring several of the local authors who will be published in the forthcoming TSLR Issue 1.

Bring your best poetry, translations, stories, and essays, and sign up to read to a supportive crowd of fellow writers and art lovers. Or just come to listen and relax with new friends. The rooftop bar serves drinks and food.

Come at 7:00pm to sign up for a reading slot, or email shanghailiterary@gmail.com to pre-reserve a slot. Please limit readings to 5 minutes, including introductory remarks. Original work only please.

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Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

Open Mic & Reading at 8 Art Hotel on the Bund

TSLR will be changing locations for our second open mic & reading, Friday, March 24, 7:30pm. We're excited to be hosting the event on the beautiful (and covered) rooftop of 8 Art Hotel on the Bund, located at 7 Yan'an E Rd, WaiTan, Huangpu, Shanghai. 

Bring your best poetry, translations, stories, and essays, and sign up to read to a supportive crowd of fellow writers and art lovers. Or just come to listen and relax with new friends. The rooftop bar serves drinks and food.

Come at 7:30pm to sign up for a reading slot, or email shanghailiterary@gmail.com to pre-reserve a slot. Please limit readings to 5 minutes, including introductory remarks. Original work only please.

8 Art Hotel on the Bund, 7 Yan'an E Rd, WaiTan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China

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Feb
24
7:30 PM19:30

Open Mic & Reading at Yuncai Cafe

TSLR is excited to launch its monthly open-mic series with its first reading on Friday, February 24, 7:30pm at Yuncai Café. Bring your best poetry, translations, stories, and essays, and sign up to read to a supportive crowd of fellow writers and art lovers. Or just come to listen and relax with new friends. Three of the editors of TSLR will be reading their work that night, and the bar will be serving drinks and snacks.

Come at 7:30pm to sign up for a reading slot. Please limit readings to 5 minutes, including introductory remarks. 

Yuncai Cafe - 260 Changshou Road, NE corner of Changshou and Xikang, inside the park

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