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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 also working on a collection of Palestinian folktales in prose; the first volume are retellings of animal stories and fables from Palestine. In her spare time, Sonia volunteers as a submissions editor for Hugo Award winning Uncanny Magazine.

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.

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c/o Writers' Union of Canada


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


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.

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Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction
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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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  • Living with a disability