University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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Sixty-Four Chance Pieces

26 March 2015 (19:30-20:30)

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Will Buckingham is a novelist, lecturer, and philosopher. His latest book, Sixty-Four Chance Pieces, published by Earnshaw Books, is a novel of sorts that puts the I Ching, or Chinese Book of Changes, to work as a literature machine to generate new stories and new possibilities. The book comprises 64 short stories, each one drawing on a chapter of the Chinese text, and combines storytelling, travel writing, and often-wayward philosophical reflections.

Will is a writer and philosopher based in the UK, and with strong interests in China. His other books include Complete Write a Novel Course, The Descent of the Lyre, Happiness: A Practical Guide, a number of philosophy books, and the children’s book, The Snorgh and the Sailor (Scholastic). He is currently Reader in Writing and Creativity at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Bookworm International Literary Festival 2015

The Bookworm International Literary Festival at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, coordinated by the School of English, promises to be a celebration of the power of literature and ideas.

This year Bookworm 2015 will see a number of internationally-renowned and award-winning novelists from a variety of backgrounds deliver talks, seminars and workshops on a wide range of interesting  subjects, from gender and sexuality in China to the political relationship between Russia and the UK. The events will also allow the audience to engage and share ideas with the speakers, and there will be opportunities for those interested to receive professional advice on how to develop as a writer or pursue a career in the literary world.