Last Sunday was definitely the day for literature. After leaving the Bloomsday celebrations at the Irish Embassy I headed over to the hutongs near the Drum and Bell tower . On my electric bike with the big long yellow skirt flapping in the wind I reached the Ball House in Gulou .
Spittoon is a collaborative literary publication showcasing English and Chinese, fictional and non-fictional creative writing inspired by Beijing.
The afternoon was filled with readings, music, live painting and plenty of chat. It was great to meet up with other visual artists such as Una Yan and Iman Jabrah. The poetry project experimented with various approaches to translation of poetry .
A huge thank you to Jennifer Fossenbell for bringing me into this project , to all the other hard workers on this collective publication, including director Matthew Byrne, editor in chief Simon Shieh, managing editor Xiao Yue Shan.