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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. 


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