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Chinese Write Now: Sue Cheung in Conversation (virtual)

Sunday 22 May, 3pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

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Admission free
Duration 1 hour
Suitable for ages 6+ and families

Go on an amazing journey with award-winning writer and illustrator Sue Cheung, as she discusses her life growing up in a Nottingham takeaway and how it inspired her books. 

Sit back and be inspired as she takes us through the eyes of Jo Kwan from her young adult book Chinglish. Then head off the summer season on a roller coaster ride with the laugh out loud adventures of her children's book Maddy Yip’s guide to Life and Summer. 

Sue Cheung will be interviewed by members of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature Youth Panel.

This is part of a day of activities which includes Water Calligraphy and Postcards to China, plus the Creative Writing sessions – these are pre-bookable events.


This event is part of the Chinese Write Now Festival taking place between Thursday 5 May – Sunday 31 July 2022 in London and Nottingham. Find out more here

About the authors (click to expand)

A headshot of author Sue Cheung

Sue Cheung, winner of the Diverse Book Award 2020: Young Adult Category, is a multi-award-winning British-Chinese author/illustrator. Born in the Midlands, to parents who ran a restaurant, she spent her early years devouring copies of Beano and Dandy and dreaming of creating her own comics one day. At the age of 16 she seized her chance to become an artist by winning a scholarship to the London College of Fashion through a competition in ‘Mizz’, a magazine for teenage girls. Later she ventured into advertising and worked her way up to Art Director. Sue now freelances as a designer from her home in Bournemouth, where she also writes and illustrates books, which are mostly funny, so in a roundabout way her dream came true!

For even more information about Sue visit

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