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Linda Fang

Just like the stories she tells, Lindas career as a storyteller started with a story. Years ago in Shanghai, China, a teacher who wanted to help a ten-year old girl overcome her shyness handed her a book and said, Go and read the story, my child. Come back tomorrow and see if you can tell it to me. That launched Linda Fangs career as a storyteller. She has since gone on to win storytelling competitions and has become a professional storyteller who delights children and adults every day.

   Lindas inspiration comes from her homeland of China, where she has collected stories from Chinese folktales, historical anecdotes, Chinese opera and oral traditions. She likes to bring the wonder and beauty of China to audiences of all
ages. For this she uses ancient Chinese costumes, props, folk music, as well as immersing audiences with different voices, expressions, gestures, and even bringing kids up to act out a part of the story. Linda is a wonderful presence to have at any venue, and she has visited such reknowned establishments in the past as The Kennedy Center and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Her author visits are incredibly unique because they bring a whole new world to the audience through powerful and immersive storytelling.