About Literary Shanghai

Who We Are

Literary Shanghai is a community of Chinese & international writers, translators, and readers who gather monthly for literary talks, readings, workshops, and outings. The group aims for a local and regional focus, and seeks to bring writers and readers from various backgrounds and languages together into a more active community that accurately represents the arts in our region.

What We Do

Literary Shanghai organises literary and cultural events on a regular basis in Shanghai. Future events include weekends dedicated to specific publishers, agents, regions, or themes that will allow readers and writers to have a better idea of what is going on in the publishing and literary worlds in Shanghai and neighbouring cities. We also host regular readings, salons, and workshops.

We seek to cooperate with other literary and cultural event organisers in the region to help our writers and members get the best exposure to the varied arts scene in the region. If you’re interested in working with Literary Shanghai, email us at literaryshanghai@gmail.com

Our events are hosted in Chinese and English, and take place around the city.