Reminder about Book Talk by Chine-based Journalist Rob Schmitz

Dear CAFAM members,

CAFAM is proud to join Longfellow Books in presenting an evening with Rob Schmitz, acclaimed China reporter with NPR’s Marketplace.

Where: Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland

When: Wednesday, July 20th, 7-8 pm

Free admission

Schmitz will talk about modern China as described in his new book, Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road. It’s an “unforgettable portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China’s most exhilarating metropolis, from one of the most acclaimed broadcast journalists reporting on China today.”

We are hoping for a good turnout of CAFAM members at the talk. We are planning a CAFAM lecture series in the near future, so this is a good start!

*Also: Tune in to Maine Public Radio’s call-in show “Maine Calling” on the same day to hear Rob Schmitz discuss his book. Joining him on the panel will be CAFAM newsletter co-editor Connie Zhu and Bowdoin professor Christopher Heurlin.

What: MPBN radio, “Maine Calling”

When: Wednesday, July 20th, 1-2 pm

Book Talk Date Correction

Dear CAFAM members,

Correction: The earlier notice about Rob Schmitz’s talk had an error: The date of the MPBN “Maine Calling” radio show is Wed, July 20th, 1-2 pm.

Thank you!

Book Talk by China-based Journalist Rob Schmitz

Dear CAFAM members,

CAFAM is proud to join Longfellow Books in presenting an evening with Rob Schmitz, acclaimed China reporter with NPR’s Marketplace.

Where: Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland

When: Wednesday, July 20th, 7-8 pm

Free admission

Schmitz will talk about modern China as described in his new book, Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road. It’s an “unforgettable portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China’s most exhilarating metropolis, from one of the most acclaimed broadcast journalists reporting on China today.”

We are hoping for a good turnout of CAFAM members at the talk. We are planning a CAFAM lecture series in the near future, so this is a good start!

*Also: Tune in to Maine Public Radio’s call-in show “Maine Calling” on the same day to hear Rob Schmitz discuss his book. Joining him on the panel will be CAFAM newsletter co-editor Connie Zhu and Bowdoin professor Christopher Heurlin.

What: MPBN radio, “Maine Calling”

When: Wednesday, July 10th, 1-2 pm

Volunteer Calligraphers Needed

Dear CAFAM members,

We recently heard from the organizer of a calligraphy event for the public in Portland, and they’re looking for volunteers to demonstrate Chinese calligraphy. It sounds fun, and it would be a big omission if Chinese calligraphy were not represented at the event. If you are able to help out, please contact Cindy Han cindyhan09@gmail.com.

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, Sept 10, 2016; 9:30 am – 1 pm
Where: Congress Square Park, Portland
What: Volunteer calligraphers demonstrating and allowing participants to try their hand

About 50-100 visitors are expected to drop by the event, and other cultures & languages, from Arabic to Hebrew, will be represented. The organizers will provide supplies. Ideas include teaching participants how to write their name or a phrase or proverb.

Best,
Alex

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