Gabrielle Wang

Somerset – one of the best kids’ lit festivals for students

April7

Somerset Celebration of Literature is one of my favorite festivals to attend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Today is Qingming Festival, Grave Sweeping Day or Pure Bright Festival

April5

Qingming is a traditional Chinese festival where families pay their respects to ancestors by tending to the graves. As it is the beginning of spring, Read the rest of this entry »

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China News Plus radio interview

March26

Here’s the link to an interview I did with Zheng Yunfeng for his programme ‘Voices From Other Lands

http://english.cri.cn/7146/2014/03/20/2422s818281.htm

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Australian Writers’ Week Beijing

March24

I recently returned from an exciting week in Beijing as guest of the Australian Writers’ Week. I loved every moment of the tour, meeting children and teachers, librarians and Australian Embassy staff. Read the rest of this entry »

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From my sketchbook

March17

From my sketchbook – My favourite architect is Antonio Gaudi and my favourite building of his is Casa Batllo in Barcelona. The moment I stepped Read the rest of this entry »

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In my sketchbook ~ a quote for life from Vincent

February14

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The moment when imagination and reality collide

February7
I am inside my mind writing a night time ghost scene
A lily petal drops on my table and I jump
I look up, surprised at the bright summer day
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Symbolism in Chinese Flowers

February7

There are flowers and plants in Chinese culture, painting and poetry that represent qualities of the human soul.

Here is an illustration in my sketchbook Read the rest of this entry »

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Customs & superstitions on Chinese New Year’s Day

January29

I’m rather a superstitious person. It goes hand in hand with believing in magical things. So when Chinese New Year comes around or Spring Festival as it is called in China, I follow some of the superstitions but not all. I tend to Read the rest of this entry »

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New York Times Reviews The Race for the Chinese Zodiac

January26

I never thought I’d ever make onto the New York Times. But here is proof.

I was so pleased to see this wonderful review...

“New York City, which has the largest Chinese population of any city outside Asia, will celebrate the Lunar New Year with a bang onJan. 31, heralding the start of the Year of the Horse. According to The Race for the Chinese Zodiac, by Gabrielle Wang, Read the rest of this entry »

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