Friday, May 20, 2011

Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai Here I Come

Photo by Kathryn Huang


I'm very happy to say that I will be in China to promote Big in China very soon. Scroll down the page to read some excerpts from the book.

More dates are being added, but I am already looking like a busy boy. 
Confirmed dates:

June 14, 7:30 PM    Chengdu Bookworm     Reading and Signing
Always happy to have an excuse to go eat Sichuan food in Sichuan.

June 15, 7:30 PM     Beijing Bookworm      
Reading, Signing and Acoustic Performance
Looking forward to appearing at this Beijing landmark, where I have spent many hours buying books, working, eating, drinking, chatting - and listening to others read.  And very pleased that I will be joined by Woodie Alan bandmates Lu Wei and Zhang Yong for a brief acoustic performance.

June 17,  9:00 PM    Jianghu Jiuba                  
Woodie Alan Reunion, Book Release party
A Woodie Alan partial reunion gig at Jianghu Jiuba, my favorite little Beijing hutong bar - often discussed in Big in China. I will be performing with my brothers Lu Wei and Zhang Yong, plus some special guests. CD and Book giveaways all night long.

June 18, 6:00 PM  Garden Books, Shanghai      Reading and Signing
Looking forward to filling up this great little spot in Shanghai's French Concession.

June 19, 4:00 PM   M on the Bund, Shanghai    Reading and Signing
A BIC reading and signing at the home of the Shanghai Literary Festival.

"Alan Paul plunges into Chinese life and takes us along for the ride, through vegetable markets, used-car lots, Taoist temples, divey bars, and a beachside music festival before thousands of cheering fans. He conveys the thrills and challenges of living abroad, the confusions and regrets, and most of all the opportunity to become the person we always hoped to be. “
-Peter Hessler, author, River Town; Country Driving