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Featured Guest at GatheringBooks for July-August: Ying Chang Compestine!

Myra here.

We have just recently launched our reading theme this July-August: Scarred Souls and Bloodstained Memories: Tales of War & Poetry, Refuge & Peace.

Super special thanks to Iphigene for creating this visually-arresting widget!
Super special thanks to Iphigene for creating this visually-arresting widget!

We are very privileged to welcome Ying Chang Compestine at GatheringBooks as our featured storyteller this July and August.

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Ying Chang Compestine

Ying Chang Compestine grew up in China and now lives in California with her husband and son. She is the author of the young adult novel Revolution is not a Dinner Party and A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts, 

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as well as several picture books for children and cookbooks for adults. Click here to be taken to her official website.

Just last night, I had a chance to meet her personally and ask her a few questions as Session Moderator for the World Lit Event jointly presented by The Arts House and the Asian Festival of Children’s Content.

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Do watch out for a transcript of our conversation last night and pictures too! Soon! 🙂

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 at GatheringBooks for July-August: Ying Chang Compestine!

  1. I read Revolution is not a Dinner Party a few years ago. The harrowing story has stuck with me. How wonderful to meet Compestine and speak with her.

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