As Inkwell continues to grow, we have decided to launch Inkwell Shenzhen. As a partner organization, they will be able to better serve the literary community of Shenzhen and continue Inkwell’s mission of creating better writers, developing a literary community, and offering educational opportunities to both writers and the general public.
Vivian Zhu will be organizing the Inkwell Shenzhen. A rebellious Shanghainese, Vivian resides in Shenzhen as an English teacher. She is a proud alumna of the University of Edinburgh in Comparative Literature, and she also studied at the University of Iowa’s Writer’s Workshop Summer Program with Professor Tom Drury in 2019.
Vivian’s current interest lies in the inner lives of Chinese millennials in a globalized world, and in particular how overseas experiences shape their values, identities and everyday lives. She is working on her novella, The Boyfriend I Talk with on the Phone.
Inkwell Shenzhen meets monthly at Decameron Coffee, 88 Fuhua 1st Road, Room 111. Participants can bring in fiction and nonfiction that they are working on and get it read by other members for the workshop. Please try to keep submissions to around 2000 words. To join the WeChat, add Ry at texaswriter, and he will get you added to the group.
If you’re interested in starting an affiliate Inkwell in your city, please contact Ry (Texaswriter) for more details. Prompts, lesson plans, and publicity materials can be provided to help you start your Inkwell successfully.
The Inkwell is a non-profit literary organization dedicated to hosting educational and literary events and developing the talents of writers. Inkwell是一家致力于举办教育和文学活动、培养作家人才的非营利性文学组织。