Academic Nook Dusty Bookshelves and Library Loot Meet the Storyteller Reading Themes

Featured Guest for “Dusty Bookshelves and Library Loot” Theme

We are very excited to once again share with you our featured guests for our current bimonthly theme Dusty Bookshelves and Library Loot until the middle of September.

Meet the Storyteller

It is with great pride that we share with you Cyan Abad-Jugo‘s latest works for our current theme. Cyan is no stranger in GatheringBooks as we have done a feature of her work here for Poetry Friday, entitled No Longer There from her book of poetry Father and Daughter. We have likewise shared most of her father’s writings and poetic musings, Professor Gemino Abad, who was our Featured Poet in our Poet’s Sanctum several months back. Here is Cyan’s lovely photo and bio:

Cyan Abad-Jugo is the author of Father and Daughter (with Gemino H Abad), Leaf And Shadow: Stories About Some Friendly Creatures, and the young adult novel Salingkit:A 1986 Diary all published by Anvil Publishing. Her other fiction anthology, Sweet Summer and Other Stories, was published by UP Press. She teaches Literature and Creative Writing at the Ateneo de Manila University. She graduated from Simmons College in Boston with an MA degree in Children’s Literature, and from the University of the Philippines with a PhD in English Studies: Anglo-American Literature and Creative Writing.

How about you, dear friends, what’s your August and September like?

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 “Featured Guest for “Dusty Bookshelves and Library Loot” Theme

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