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Literary lecture

Updated: 2012-06-29 13:18
( China Daily)

Literary lecture

Wang Wen-hsin, a renowned Taiwan writer who's described as "a literary ascetic", will discuss his controversial insights about writing with the audience at his lecture in Guangdong's provincial capital Guangzhou on July 1.

While some writers work out a thousand words in a day, Wang insists on writing only 35 every day. He spent 25 years writing his famous book, The Man Against the Sea.

The writer will tell the attendees at his lecture why he thinks it necessary to slow down writing and reading.

He locks himself in his house, reading and thinking, for 22 hours in a day and then uses two hours polishing the 35 words to perfection, he says.

Wang became a co-founder of Modern Literature magazine in 1960.

3 pm-5 pm, July 1. Fangsuo Commune, TaiKoo Hui shopping mall, 383 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe district, Guangzhou (Exit D of Shipaiqiao Station of subway line 3). 020-3868-2327.

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