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Scotia Loves Books Part 2

Recently I shared that I would be taking part in the Scotiabank 140 character challenge - #ScotiaLovesBooks.  To qualify for the contest, you had to submit stories told in 140 characters or less. So, I did it; mainly for the fact that I hadn't written in so long, and the thought of telling a 140… Continue reading Scotia Loves Books Part 2

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Scotia Loves Books Contest

Nothing has re-ignited my passion for writing as much as the #ScotiaLovesBooks contest.  After a friend shared the contest with me through a group chat, I was so excited to be able to stretch my creative muscles, while challenging myself to do better. The #ScotiaLoveBooks contest challenges writers to tell a story in 140 characters… Continue reading Scotia Loves Books Contest

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Tam Fam Lit Jam – Poetry Readings

Very excited to share this news. I will be presenting at the "Tam Fam Lit Jam" event on June 9, 2018, from 4.00PM - 6.00PM, at 499 Church Street. From the Event page: The Tam Fam Lit Jam will be a bilingual evening of readings from established and emerging Tamil poets/authors. The event will feature: P. Ahilan… Continue reading Tam Fam Lit Jam – Poetry Readings

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Announcement: Something Different by Scarborough Arts

I am very proud to share some exciting news.  This year three of my poems have been chosen to appear in Scarborough Arts Juried Exhibition and book - The Big Art Book: Something Different. Scarborough Art's theme for the Big Book this year really spoke to me; "Something Different" is about celebrating what makes each… Continue reading Announcement: Something Different by Scarborough Arts

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Announcement: My City My Six

I am very honoured and pleased to announce that one of my stories was chosen as part of the City of Toronto's My City My Six contest. The contest asked for stories that described Toronto in 6 words or less. It was run as part of Canada's 150 anniversary and organized by the City of… Continue reading Announcement: My City My Six

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News: Free Images from Met Museum

Thanks to the talented Art By Thiviyaa who let me know this exciting news. "New York City’s world famous Metropolitan Museum of Art has recently announced that 375,000 of its pieces in the public domain are now available without restrictions." -   mymodernmet.com You can access the images via the Creative Commons site.

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NEWS: The Big Art Book

Very excited to announce that I will be reading my poem "Sisters" at the launch event!   It is one of the juried pieces chosen for inclusion in the book! This year I am really trying to develop my ability to share and present my poems and I am so grateful for the opportunity to reading… Continue reading NEWS: The Big Art Book

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Random Thoughts: T-10 Days

So today is Day 356, 10 days until the challenge is over. I have had people ask me if I am going continue into 2017, and I have enjoyed this experience far too much not to 🙂 However, I am making some changes to the blog, which I am very excited about as it will… Continue reading Random Thoughts: T-10 Days

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News: Open Mic & Shab-e She’r

The first time, I spoke too fast. The second, I didn't make eye contact. The third time, well... I should be a regular by then right?!? - So it should be easier. After the encouragement of two people I respect, Amy and Manik, I attended by very first Shab-e She'r Poetry Night in September.  … Continue reading News: Open Mic & Shab-e She’r

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Random Thoughts #3

I cannot believe it's Day 301 - I keep wondering how I got here. There are only 56 more poems to write for 2016. Making it to Day 100 was a big deal for me, then all of a sudden it was 200 and then 300 - now, I have no doubt in my mind… Continue reading Random Thoughts #3