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Gabrielle Wang: A Ghost in My Suitcase


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Ghosts, secrets, travel and adventure – Gabrielle Wang’s spooky, page-turning young adult novel A Ghost in My Suitcase is now a thrilling theatre production.

It’s the story of 13-year-old Celeste, who travels to China to visit her grandmother and uncovers a family secret there. Ultimately, Celeste must learn to make use of her strange, powerful gift as a ghost-hunter.

Alongside the show’s run at Melbourne International Arts Festival, the book’s author Gabrielle Wang will appear at the Wheeler Centre to talk about the story’s journey from page to stage. She’ll also discuss the story’s themes of culture, identity and the paranormal, followed by an interactive writing workshop. Suitable for ages 8+ yrs.

Our bookseller at this event will be Sun Bookshop.

Presented in partnership with Melbourne International Arts Festival.


Gabrielle Wang

Gabrielle Wang is an author and illustrator born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage and the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2022 and 2023. Her maternal great grandfather came to Victoria during the Gold Rush and her father from Shanghai. Her stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with... Read more


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