Bocas Lit Fest

Celia A. Sorhaindo

Dominica, UK

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.

Years Attended

2020 Adult’s Festival Participant
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