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Belly dancing at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair

Posted on 27 June, 2019 at 6:15

Thanks so much to everyone who made it out to the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair! It was great catching up with fellow writers, chatting with new people, selling books and belly dancing! ;) Special thanks to my talented and kind friend Anita Kushwaha for sharing a table with me. Gratitude also to rob mclennan for organizing the event and for always supporting other artists/writers. So grateful for the support.

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Huge thanks!

Posted on 18 June, 2019 at 5:55

Thanks so much to everyone who made it out to celebrate my new novel "The Allspice Bath"! What a lovely evening! I am so grateful for your support. Many thanks to my fellow writers and friends Anita Kushwaha and Ian Thomas Shaw for sharing their amazing books with the audience and for celebrating with me. Gratitude to Octopus Books for providing such a charming venue and to Inanna Publications for getting my book out into the world. With love and thanks.

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Question-and-Answer about "The Allspice Bath"

Posted on 9 June, 2019 at 9:50

So grateful for the opportunity to chat with Paul Gessell. Check out the question-and-answer featured in the wonderful Artsfile:

https://artsfile.ca/new-book-by-ottawas-sonia-saikaley-peels-back-the-veil/





A lovely shout-out for "The Allspice Bath"

Posted on 9 June, 2019 at 9:35

Many thanks to Ottawa Life Magazine for this lovely shout-out for "The Allspice Bath": 

http://www.ottawalife.com/article/the-allspice-bath-a-novel?c=18


The Allspice Bath has entered the world!

Posted on 2 June, 2019 at 11:05

On May 16, 2019 my sisters and I boarded a train to Toronto. It was a lovely ride with fascinating and friendly passengers, including the Governor General of Canada. I love the train and the beautiful scenery of lakes, picturesque towns and glorious trees. We arrived in Toronto in the afternoon and wandered the downtown core before heading to the Columbus Centre where the launch was taking place. What a gorgeous venue with replicas of famous Italian statues and art work. My publisher Inanna P...

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A lovely shout-out for "The Allspice Bath"

Posted on 14 May, 2019 at 14:05

I am so honoured to have my novel "The Allspice Bath" in such great company! Gratitude to 49th Shelf and Inanna Publications. Check out the list of 11 books that write the world:

https://49thshelf.com/Blog/2019/05/09/11-Books-that-Write-the-World



Blue Leather Shoes and other poems

Posted on 11 February, 2019 at 5:45

Grateful to have my poems included in the latest issue of ottawater. Bravo to everyone included in the issue and bravo and many thanks to the wonderful Rob McLennan.

http://www.ottawater.com/ottawater15.pdf


Growing up

Posted on 25 December, 2018 at 9:30

Many thanks to Bywords for including my poem "Growing Up" in the latest issue. If you are an Ottawa writer, check out their submission guidelines. Very grateful for this wonderful opportunity and honoured to be in such great company.

http://www.bywords.ca/

Anita Kushwaha's Book Launch for "Side by Side"

Posted on 15 December, 2018 at 0:35

Thanks so much to all those who made it out to the launch of Anita Kushwaha’s new novel "Side by Side". I had an amazing time. Many thanks to the wonderful Anita Kushwaha, Pressed, Inanna Publications and Octopus Books! So grateful for this opportunity. Here are some pics from the event. Enjoy! 


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Soldier joins Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology

Posted on 10 November, 2018 at 6:50

I am so grateful that my poem “Soldier” from my poetry collection “Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter” (http://mawenzihouse.com/Mawenzi_TurkishDelightMontrealWinter.htm) is reprinted in the powerful “Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology” (https://www.amazon.ca/Another-Dysfunctional-Cancer-Poem-Anthology/dp/177126196X). My appreciation to the wonderful editors...

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