May 6: Women’s Studies Research Group 2017 Spring Workshop, University of Hong Kong - Workshop leader & keynote speaker

May 12 to 13: Jakarta Post Writing Center, Jakarta, Indonesia - Workshop leader & featured international author

May 17 to 20: Makassar International Literary Festival, Indonesia - Featured writer

May 27 to Jun 1: Authors at Large Writers Retreat, Siglufjörður, Iceland - Organizer & fiction workshop leader (offered in conjunction with the 2017 Iowa Summer Writer's Festival)

Jun 23 at 10:30 am: Pacific University MFA summer residency - Visiting writer. “Between Fiction & Nonfiction”

Jul 13 at 6:30 pm: Asia Society, Hong Kong - the transnational novel - in conversation with Maggie Tiojakin postponed from April

Sep 13 at 6:30 pm: C&R Press Reading at Concrete & Water, Brooklyn, New York

October 26 to 30: Jakarta Post at Ubud Writers Festival, Bali, Indonesia - Featured author

Nov 1 to 4: Irrawady Literary Festival, Mandalay, Myannmar - Featured author
Nov 7: Hong Kong Literary Festival - Featured author
Nov 9 to 12: Singapore Writers Festival - Featured author

authors at large - www.aalauthors.com

This summer, Authors at Large will offer three INTERNATIONAL WRITING RETREATS, at the Siglo Hotel in Siglufjörður, ICELAND; the Baan'thai Villas in Hua Hin, THAILAND; on Telunas Private Island in INDONESIA. There will be workshops in fiction and nonfiction at each retreat, led by internationally acclaimed authors. Spend your mornings writing, afternoons in workshop and evenings in conversations and salons with a group of engaged writers. Our retreats are small and acceptance is by application only. Our rates are reasonable and the experience will be amazing.

FORMER STUDENTS - email Xu Xi at xuxiwriter@gmail.com for a special discount and to waive the application process.

Dates & workshop leaders:
ICELAND May 27 to June 1 (right before the NonfictioNow conference in Reykjavik). Short fiction - Rúnar Vignisson; Nonfiction - Brenda Miller; Novel - Xu Xi
THAILAND July 16 to 22. Fiction - Madeleine Thien; Nonfiction - Robin Hemley; Mixed genre prose - Xu Xi
TELUNAS - July 22 to 28. Fiction - Madeleine Thien; Nonfiction - Robin Hemley.

For more information visit www.aalauthors.com or email aalauthors@gmail.com

public eye: featured in the media


Jan 10 to 24: La Muse Writers Retreat, Labastide-Esparbairenque, France - writer-in-residence

Mar 7: League of Women Voters, Hong Kong
2017 The Script Road Macau Literary Festival
Mar 17 @​ 11 am: The Festival in the School, St. Joseph University - speaker
Mar 19 @​ 4:30 pm: Writers & their books, Old Court Building - panelist
Mar 23: Reading Club at the University of Hong Kong Library - featured author


Dec 31 to Jan 2, 2017: Distinguished Visiting Fiction Writer, Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing, Winter Residency - reading, lecture & workshops in the novel.

Nov 4: SUNY, Plattsburgh, New York - meet the author & reading hosted by English Dept.
Nov 9: New York University - reading & talk
Nov 10: New York Writers Workshop, Red Room (above KGB), New York City - reading with Tina Chang, Luis Francia & Jess Row

Oct 13: Asian American Writers Workshop, New York - reading & conversation with Bino Realuyo

Aug 30 to Sep 1: WrICE, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology - Castlemaine Residency
Melbourne Writers Festival
Sep 2 @​ 5:30 pm ACMI The Cube - Panelist “Writers Across Borders”
Sep 4 @​ 3 pm Beer DeLuxe - Book Launch “The Near & the Far” participating author & reader
Sep 8 @​ 5pm: University of Hong Kong, Dept. of Comparative Literature Seminar speaker “When the Fiction's True”
Sep 12 @​ 12:30 pm: University of Hong Kong, Gender & History class visit KK Leung Bldg. Room 202 (open to visitors)

Sep 13 @​ 6 to 9 pm: Museum & Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong - BOOK LAUNCH & ART INSTALLATION of “INTERRUPTIONS” ekphrastic essays in conversation with photos by David Clarke.

Sep 14 @​ 1:45 pm: Singapore International School visiting students - class visit - “Hong Kong literature”
Sep 14 @​ 5 pm: City University of Hong Kong/​Wasifiri - Writing Hong Kong Post 1997 Roundtable - interview by Florian Stadtler
Sep 18: M on the Bund, Shanghai
Sep 19 to 20: New York University in Shanghai
Sep 23: Open University of Hong Kong - literature class visit “Who is a ‘Hong Kong writer’ and what language should she write?”
Sep 25 to 26: Beijing Bookworm
Sep 28: Women in Publishing, Hong Kong
Sep 29: Tongzhi Literary Group, Hong Kong

Aug 21 to 25: Writer in residence at McCraith House, Melbourne
Aug 24 @​ 3:30 pm: Monash University Center for Writers & Writing, Clayton Campus - Seminar speaker “My Transnational Novel & the English Language”
Aug 28 @​ Noon: Chinese Writers Festival, Richmond Library, Victoria - Keynote speaker “The Global Chinese Writer”

July 24 to 28: Authors at Large writing retreat on Telunas private island, Indonesia
July 30 to 31: Jakarta Post creative writing workshop & "in conversation" with Maggie Tiojakin, Jakarta, Indonesia

June 14 @​ 7 pm: Hong Kong Literary Festival off-festival event at Kee Club, Hong Kong. Moderated by Simon Overton.

Oxford Literary Festival
April 3 @​ 2:15 pm: BBC live broadcast “Leaders & People.” Panelist.
April 3 @​ 4 pm: Writing Without Borders. Featured Novelist.
April 20: Book party hosted by Piper Writers Center, ASU, Tempe.
April 26: Bloom Reading Series new book celebration New York City. Featured Novelist.

February 18 - 20: Desert Nights Writing Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe. Conference Faculty.
Feb 19 @​ 2:45 pm: Writing a Novel for the 21st Century: The Challenge of Form & Content. Panelist.
Feb 20 @​ 8:30 am: Essaying the Memoir. Faculty lecture.
Feb 20 @​ 11 am: Backstory for Fiction Writers. Faculty lecture.

January 16 - 17: Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, MFA in Creative Writing, Whidbey Island, Washington. Visiting Writer.
Lecture: The 21st Century Novel in English (think China).
Session: What We Talk About When We Talk About Talent: A Provocation.

Chateau de Lavigny International Writers Residency Summer 2005 Photo L to R top: Andrew Zawacki, Beate Rygiert, Daniel Bachmann bottom: Mila D Aguilar, Sindiwe Magona, Xu Xi