Drinking and Driving in Urumqi: Andrew Demetre

December 17, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Writer-traveler Andrew Demetre reads from his debut non-fiction book Drinking and Driving in Ürümqi (Strangers Gate Books, 2013), which vividly captures its author’s precarious, but illuminating junket alongside Uyghur ethnic minority CCP/PLA members into the complex, obfuscated culture of the riot-scarred capital of Xinjiang, China’s far Northwestern province. A discussion, Q&A, and book signing will follow the reading.

About the author:
Andrew Demetre has lived and worked in cities across the United States and traveled in North America, Europe, the Balkans, China, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. He has contributed to numerous events presenting aspects of the Uyghur culture of Xinjiang, China, at venues such as Barbes, Nuyorican Poets Café, WNYC’s Greene Space, The Half King, Cornelia Street Café, and on WFMU Radio. Drinking and Driving in Ürümqi is his first book. He lives in New York City.