Meet Me in Beijing March 29 at the Bookworm Literary Festival

Jocelyn in Beijing

Exciting news! I’ll be in Beijing on Sunday March 29 at 2pm to discuss How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit as part of the Bookworm Literary Festival, along with my fabulous fellow contributors Ember Swift and Kaitlin Solimine.

I would love more than anything to see you there!

Here are the details from the Bookworm Literary Festival Events Page:

Book Launch: How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit? True Stories of Expat Women in Asia 2 pm

Jocelyn Eikenburg, Kaitlin Solimine, Ember SwiftiQiyi, Sun March 29, 14:00 | IQ29B 60 RMB

How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit?, edited by Shannon Young, is the first collection to explore in depth the varied and unconventional lives of expat women in East Asia. Their stories go far beyond the stereotypical image of a trailing spouse at brunch, and give voice to a population that is often sidelined. They are artists, filmmakers, singers, teachers, professionals, mothers, wives, and diplomats. Their stories explore love, loss, and identity. Bookworm Literary Festival welcomes three of the contributors who, together, will formally launch this unique anthology in Beijing. This event is at iQiyi.

The 60RMB ticket fee includes a free drink. Tickets are now on sale at the Bookworm in Beijing; you can also e-mail the Bookworm at [email protected] to learn more about getting tickets or the event itself.

FYI, the venue address is: 北京市朝阳区三里屯南路 1 号 爱奇艺/iQiyi Cafe 1 Sanlitun South St. (opposite Bookworm) 65008180

Seriously, I would love more than anything to meet any of you out there in person! If you’re attending, please let me know!

I hope to see you in Beijing!

P.S.: To learn more about How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit, you can read this post about my essay Huangshan Honeymoon (which includes actual photos from that trip) and also read about 12 other fantastic essays I highly recommend in this lovely book!

UPDATE: For anyone wondering about the location of the venue (北京市朝阳区三里屯南路 1 号 爱奇艺/iQiyi Cafe 1 Sanlitun South St. (opposite Bookworm) 65008180), here’s a handy map included in this PDF version of the Beijing Bookworm Lit Fest:


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25 Replies to “Meet Me in Beijing March 29 at the Bookworm Literary Festival”

  1. Congratulations! This is such fabulous news! I know you will have the time of your life at the lit fest. I love the photo you posted from Beijing and cannot wait to read all about your next trip there.

  2. I’m planning on coming. For myself and anyone else who is thinking of going, where is iQiyi? I tried to look on the bookworm’s web page but didn’t find any info. To be clear, this isnt actually happening at the bookworm, is it?

  3. Thank you Jocelyn, either me or my friend, will go and see for sure, just wonder besides three of you, how many other expats would attend? cause that bookworm hasn’t much big spaces, maybe its only for 10 more people, but please let me know if I can pay the ticket when i am checking in.

    1. I really hope you guys can come! This event is not at the Bookworm, it’s going to be at the iQiyi Cafe just opposite the Bookworm:

      北京市朝阳区三里屯南路 1 号 爱奇艺/iQiyi Cafe 1 Sanlitun South St. (opposite Bookworm) 65008180

      Tickets are only available for purchase at the Bookworm, but again it’s just right near the iQiyi so you can purchase a ticket and then come to the event.

      Let me check with the organizers on how many people the iQiyi space can accommodate.

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