Celia A. Sorhaindo was born in The Commonwealth of Dominica, known as the Nature Island, and migrated with her family to England in 1976, when she was 8 years old. She went to school in England and worked as a Computer Programmer for many years, returning home in 2005 where she worked in various freelance positions.
Her first poetry collection, a hurricane Maria themed chapbook Guabancex, was published by Papillote Press in February 2020 and her poems have also been published in Anomaly, The Caribbean Writer, Moko on-line Magazine, Interviewing The Caribbean Journal, Susumba’s Book Bag, The New Daughters of Africa anthology and longlisted for the UK National Poetry Competition 2017/18. She is also co-compiler of Home Again – Stories of Migration & Return, published by Papillote Press 2009.
Celia is a 2016 Cropper Foundation Creative Writers Workshop fellow, a Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop 2017 fellow and one of two Dominicans selected to take part in UWI St Augustine Campus Literacy Week 2018 in Trinidad.
She is also a keen hiker, a newbie ‘backyard’ gardener and a passionate reader too.