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Academic Nook presents Mitch Ong’s Haunting Truths (or Love, Life and Light From Stories of Demons, Decay and Darkness)

Mitch with future swordsman and wordsmith Rio

I am very excited and proud to share with everyone the lovely essay written by our Featured Academic this month: Michelle Ong, PhD Cand. entitled:

Haunting Truths (or Love, Life and Light From Stories of Demons, Decay and Darkness)

It is indeed a perfect piece for our bimonthly theme on Circus, Carnivale, and Parnormal Twists.

Poster courtesy of our treasured Iphigene

The essay can be found in Behind the Books where we feature our interviews with storytellers, illustrators, and the musings of academics, educators, poets, artists about books, life, love, literature, and so much more.

Michelle G. Ong is currently doing her Ph.D at the University of Auckland. She has been teaching at the University of the Philippines for over 10 years, and has worked together with many organizations within and outside of the Philippines for children. Mitch is mother to Rio, who, to her delight, loves books. One of the first books Rio was ever read is Olivia Saves the Circus, by Ian Falconer, and it remains a favorite to this day. Someday, she’d like to open a library for children.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

1 comment on “Academic Nook presents Mitch Ong’s Haunting Truths (or Love, Life and Light From Stories of Demons, Decay and Darkness)

  1. I wish her luck in opening a library for kids! That’s an awesome dream.


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