TWG Interviewed by Local News

During the Taipei International Book Expo back in February, our booth was visited by Christie Chen, a staff reporter with CNA, a state-owned news network here in Taiwan. She was interested in our books and Taipei Writers’ Group in general, and took away a couple of our books.

She also also kind enough to attend our book launch at Yue Yue & Co. on February 22nd, where she spoke to several other writers and set up some interviews.

Some of the details of these interviews (with Pat Woods, J.J. Goodwin, and C.K. Hugo Chung), as well as a few live recordings of our readings that night, can be found on CNA’s website here:

http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aedu/201803160013.aspx

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TIBE 2018 & Yue Yue Launch Party

It’s been a busy February for the Taipei Writers’ Group!

From February 6 to February 11, the group manned a booth at the Taipei International Book Expo (TIBE), selling anthology works and works by individual TIBE members. On Feb 24, we had an official launch party for Taiwan Tales Vol. 2, as well as Forms of Formosa, the group’s first poetry collection. Continue reading

Taipei Writers’ Group: TIBE 2017

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This year at the Taipei International Book Exhibition, TWG Press can be found at booth A721 in the international section of the exhibition. Come meet some of the authors of TWG Press’s four anthologies and learn more about TWG Press, Taipei Writers’ Group, and the publications of half a dozen independent authors. Doors will be open to the public from 3pm on February 8th, and the exhibition will last through February 13th. This year the cost is only NT$100/$50 concession/free for under-18 Taiwanese students for one day, or NT$200/$150 for multiple days.

台北國際書展將從下周開始起跑,這是我們 TWG Press 首度參展,將在A721展位。從下周三2月8日下午3點起,一般大眾就可以購票入場,單日門票只有100元 (18歲以下半價50元),多日通行證只有200元 (18歲以下150元),本次書展將至2月13日星期一為止。

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TWG Press will be hosting two events during the exhibition / 我們在展期有2場活動: 

02/08, Wednesday/星期三, 17:15-18:15
Topic: English Literature in Taiwan: TWG Experience / 英文文學在台灣: TWG的經驗分享
Location: Literature Salon (文學沙龍)
Content: Join TWG Press and its writers for an in-depth discussion on their literary journey in Taiwan. 歡迎來聽我們 TWG 作家們在台灣發展寫作生涯的經驗談,以及台灣發展英文文學的潛力。

02/12, Sunday, 19:45-20:45
Topic: TWG Anthology Reading Party / 從台灣傳奇到變調成人童話,TWG 朗讀會
Location: Yellow Salon (黃沙龍)
Content: Join TWG Press and its writers for a fun reading party about their anthology series: Taiwan Tales, Night Market, Peak Heat, and Twisted Fairy Tales for Adults / 來聽我們的作家們,盡情朗讀這4本書。

All four of TWG Press’ anthologies will be available for purchase:

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Taiwan Tales: NT$300 台灣傳奇只要新台幣 300元
Night Market / Peak Heat / Twisted Fairy Tales for Adults: NT$400 each
夜市人生 / 亂世榮景 / 變調成人童話 每本400元

Pick any 2 and get NT$100 off 任選2本折價100元!
Any 3 for NT $200 off  任選3本折價200元!
Or buy all 4 for only NT$1200! 全套4本總價1200元!

Also available will be books by Taipei Writers’ Group authors Emily Brooks, J.J. Green, L.L. Phelps, Bradley Verdell, Brian Q. Webb, and Mark Will

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We hope to see you soon! 我們希望有機會跟大家交流喔! 

-TWG Press and Taipei Writers’ Group
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What’s New at the TWG

So many exciting things are coming up for the Taipei Writers Group, it’s time to spill the beans.

Events

The TWG will be at Daniel Pearl Day at the Hakka Cultural Park, Taipei, on September 10th. Come along and meet the writers, pick up some free bookmarks, enter the raffle or buy a book. Taiwan Tales, Night Market and Peak Heat will be on sale (cheaper than print copies on Amazon), as well as writers’ individual works.

In February 2017, for the very first time, the TWG will be at the Taipei International Book Exhibition. TWG members are very excited to be participating in this 25th anniversary of the event. Come and find us in the International Section.

Anthologies

Since launching Peak Heat in the depths of a clammy, humid Taiwanese winter, the writers have been working hard on a follow up. TWG Anthology IV, Twisted Fairy Tales, goes live on Amazon this month. New writers and old favourites have contributed to this latest anthology, and you can meet them at the launch event on October 1st at Voodoo Doughnut.

Also in the pipeline are simplified Chinese translations of Taiwan Tales and Night Market. The TWG has been working with the translation company Fiberead to prepare these anthologies for sale on Amazon in China.

New Publications

Patrick Wayland, author of The Jade Lady and Deadman Bay, has published a new thriller, Nialhaus Proxy.

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Bradley Verdell has published the first five books in his steampunk fantasy, Chadwick Yates.

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Colin Norman recounts his hilarious (for readers) experience of Taiwanese healthcare in Gut Feeling: An Adventures in Asia Short.

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Jenny Green has published four books in her light-hearted scifi series, Carrie Hatchett, Space Adventurer.

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Pat Woods’ Sherlock Holmes story, The Adventure of the Etheric Projection, appeared in Jersey Devil Press in January, and Pat and Ellyna Ford Phelps each had stories accepted for the mystery thriller anthology, 559 Ways to Die.

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Several writers in the TWG have novels nearing completion, and stories and poems submitted to magazines and other publishing markets. It’s a busy time for the writers, and things promise to get busier. Thanks to all our readers for their wonderful support.