Sonia is an artist and writer currently working on two books featuring Palestinian folktales, disability, and diaspora poetry. Her work has appeared in Lackington's Magazine, and also in Whisky Sour City, and Uppercuts by Black Moss Press, in Write Magazine, at OurWindsor and WindsoriteDOTca.
She is a recipient of an Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant for Writers for A Personal Paradise, a collection of poetry about the wounds of colonialism and the Palestinian diaspora. She is currently working on a collection of short speculative fiction inspired by Palestinian folklore. In her spare time, Sonia volunteers as a first reader for Hugo-nominated magazine Strange Horizons.
She was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, and has an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Windsor where she taught workshops in instructional skills for professors. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher, and holds a University Teaching Certificate.
Age appropriate, time-honoured tales from Palestinian folklore told with engagement, humor and authenticity. This presentation can be adjusted to align with curriculum outcomes upon request.