Sonia is an artist and writer currently working on two books featuring Palestinian folktales, disability, and diaspora poetry. Her work has appeared 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, and as a first reader for Augur Magazine.
Sonia has a (combined) BA in English Language and Literature and Classical Civilization, B.Ed., and an MA in English, as well as a University Teaching Certificate. She is also a proud member of the Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC).
Sonia is available for readings via the National Public Readings Program with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Writers in the Schools program with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, both through the funding of TWUC. Inquire through the contact page for more information.