April 26: Hong Kong Writers Circle Panel on the MFA at WYND
May 4 to 6: Jakarta Post Writer’s Series - Reading & Memoir Workshop
May 20: Pre-release book party in Hong Kong for INSIGNIFICANCE Hong Kong Stories (Signal 8 Press)
May 31 to June 6 : Authors at Large international retreat in Hua Hin - Fiction Workshop
June 27 to 30: 15th International Conference on the Short Story in English in Lisbon, Portugal - Reading & Panel


March 7 to 10 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) 2018 annual conference in Tampa, Florida - EVENTS:
Friday Mar 9 @​ 3pm: The Role of the Expatriate Writer in Times of Political Upheaval - chair: Connie May Fowler with Robin Hemley and Donald Quist
Saturday Mar 10 @​ 10:30 am: Tearing Down Family & Societal Myths in Creative Writing - chair: Kaylie Jones with Laurie Jean Cannady, Sue William Silverman and J. Patrick Redmond

Beijing Bookworm Festival March 21 to 24 & workshop

Shanghai Literary Review Event April 7 at Brut Cake Café

public eye: featured in the media

Dec 28 to Jan 8, 2018 - Visiting faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing - lecture, reading & workshop


Nov 3 to 5: Irrawady Literary Festival, Mandalay, Myannmar - Featured author (due to death in the family Xu was unable to attend)

Nov 7: Hong Kong Literary Festival - “From Fiction to Nonfiction”

Nov 9 to 12: Singapore Writers Festival - featured on “The Responsibility of Origins & Identities” • “The Individual’s Story in a World of Flux” • “Emotional Truths: Memoirs vs. Fiction”

Nov 24 to 26: Cliftons, Central, Hong Kong - first Urban Weekend Retreat for Authors at Large includes workshop in writing craft, conversations about writing life & publishing and creating a literary community for fiction & nonfiction writers - apply at link above.

October 21 to 25: Asia Pacific Writers & Translators annual conference, Bali, Indonesia - (due to volcanic activity, Xu decided not to attend)

Jul 13 at 6:30 pm: Asia Society, Hong Kong - The Writer's Life in Fiction & Nonfiction
Jul 27 at 6 pm: Alvy’s, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong - Penguin Hong Kong Series Book Party - Book signing & reading.

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

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)

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

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

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