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A Valentine's Day Interview with Anita Kushwaha

Posted on 11 February, 2020 at 17:40 Comments comments (1)

On this Valentine’s Day, I think it is appropriate to share my love of books and, in particular, to share my admiration for the novel Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters by the talented Anita Kushwaha. Anita is a brilliant author whose prose is lyrical and moving. I was fortunate that our paths crossed years ago and it is an honour to host Anita on my blog today. She was gracious and generous and I thank her for her time and support. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Enjo...

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Afternoon Baklava

Posted on 1 February, 2020 at 9:15 Comments comments (1)

Many thanks to the wonderful Amanda Earl and her colleagues for including my poem “Afternoon Baklava” in the latest issue of Bywords. Check it out:

http://www.bywords.ca/

So honoured to have my poem in such great company. If you are an Ottawa writer, please consider submitting your work to this fine publication. Thanks so much!

New Year, New Decade

Posted on 1 January, 2020 at 13:45 Comments comments (1)

New Year’s Eve 2018, I was in the ER with one of my sisters who had become very ill and it would take her several months to recover and, fortunately, she did. I remember the snow/freezing rain that came through that evening as 2018 was ending. I also left a position I had been at for five years and was trying to balance being a caregiver to my sister, elderly mother and beginning a new job and, of course, squeezing in some writing time. As this year comes to an end and although 2019 did...

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Carving Images

Posted on 25 December, 2019 at 8:30 Comments comments (1)

Many thanks to the wonderful rob mclennan for giving me the opportunity to talk about my writing process. Check it out if the spirit moves you:


http://ottawapoetry.blogspot.com/2019/12/talking-poetics-5-sonia-saikaley.html?fbclid=IwAR3wU6mjvpXf1mR6KWo2nG_BxRVy_Ghnj1OBXdQVRQfMKJyDKtQOfNIpLh4

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A November Afternoon with Artisans

Posted on 23 November, 2019 at 14:40 Comments comments (4)

Thank you so much to all those who attended the Art in the Neighbourhood Fall Show 2019. It was lovely meeting new readers and chatting with fellow artists. Special thanks to Barbara for all her hard work in organizing this amazing event.



Books, chocolates and gratitude

Posted on 27 October, 2019 at 10:35 Comments comments (2)

So grateful to the wonderful people who took the time to stop and chat with me at Chapters Rideau. It was lovely meeting new readers and handing out chocolates to the little ones. Special thanks to Alycia and her colleagues who made me feel very welcomed. I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for sharing, liking and spreading the word about my novel “The Allspice Bath”. Your support means the world to me. And huge thanks to my publisher Inanna Publications for mak...

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Reading from "The Allspice Bath" as part of the 2019 Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign

Posted on 18 October, 2019 at 11:10 Comments comments (1)

On October 16, 2019, I had the great opportunity of reading from my novel “The Allspice Bath” as part of the 2019 Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign. With gratitude to the wonderful people who came out to my book reading. Your support meant a great deal to me. Special thanks to Allison for inviting me and for all her hard work in organizing the event. It was great meeting new readers and raising some money for the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (O...

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A beautiful autumn afternoon with a beautiful book club!

Posted on 18 October, 2019 at 10:55 Comments comments (1)

It was so wonderful to spend a beautiful autumn afternoon with avid readers discussing my novel "The Allspice Bath". Many thanks to the lovely host Pat for inviting me to her book club of generous and thoughtful women. I enjoyed the engaging conversation. Here’s to book clubs! With gratitude for the support and interest in my work.

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The Miramichi Reader reviews "The Allspice Bath"

Posted on 18 October, 2019 at 10:25 Comments comments (1)

So grateful to the wonderful James Fisher and The Miramichi Reader for this brilliant review of “The Allspice Bath”. Check it out:

http://miramichireader.ca/2019/10/allspice-bath-review/

A wonderful book signing at Perfect Books

Posted on 22 September, 2019 at 15:45 Comments comments (1)

Huge thanks to everyone who made it out to Perfect Books on Elgin Street! It was lovely catching up with friends and meeting new fans :) Special thanks to Perfect Books for making me feel very welcomed. It was a beautiful afternoon spent with beautiful people.

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