Scotch & Stories (audio)


On May 27th at the Beijing Bookworm we held the Anthill's second writers night, Scotch and Stories. It was a sold out house (click the link for pics) and we've been drip-feeding the stories onto the hill (those links below). Now the audio is up on Beijing Cream. Big thanks to Anthony Tao for helping to organise the event, and to Beijing Cream and RFH for spreading the word (plus posting my somewhat controversial review of a sexpat memoir a few days before it). Bigger thanks still to all the readers and drinkers who made the night so special.

Without further ado, here's the audio, best listened to with a dram of whisky in hand:



The stories, with time markers, are:

Classifieds by Daniel Tam-Claiborne (8:40)

Tiger Suit by Tom Pellman (16:25)

The House by the River by Karoline Kan (25:55)

The Hornèd Hand by Kaiser Kuo (40:00)

Conquering China by Kerryn Leitch (47:45) – audio only

Goodbye Joe by Aaron Fox-Lerner (55:10)

There's also a poem about whisky by Anthony at the beginning, and I performed a story in question form at the very end, but the recording cut off so you'll have to ask someone who was there what it was about.

If you're curious about the first Anthill writers night, Writers and Rum at Cuju bar in the hutongs, you can listen to the audio here, along with links to the stories and pictures. Alliterative pun suggestions for future events welcome. Brandy and Books, anyone?

Finally, the Anthill has some exciting news – at the end of the year (all going well) we'll be coming out with an anthology of our best narrative posts over the last years, published by Earnshaw books. We're delighted, and watch this space around November for more news. Until then, we invite you to submit a story and join the colony (if you want it to be considered for the anthology, please send it over in the next two weeks).

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