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Sonia Sulaiman

Sonia Sulaiman

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.

City:
Windsor
Province:
Ontario

Publications

"Muneera and the Moon". 2021, FIYAH Literary Magazine
"From Whole Cloth". 2021, ArabLit Quarterly
"Tatreez". 2020, Lackington's Magazine

Awards

Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant for Writers, 2019
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Once Upon a Time in Palestine:

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.

Presentation Length:
Flexible
Genre:
Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction
Grades:
K-12
Audience Size:
Flexible
Workshop Description:

I provide student-centred, flexible workshops built on the principles of constructive alignment and experiential learning. Please inform me of curriculum objectives in advance.

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