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WORD THURSDAYS FEATURING CELIA SORHAINDO AND VIRIGNIA ARCHER
April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Celia A. Sorhaindo was born in The Commonwealth of Dominica. She migrated with her family to England in 1976, when she was 8 years old, returning home in 2005. Her poems have been published in several Caribbean and international journals. She is co-compiler of Home Again: Stories of Migration and Return, published by Papillote Press and her first poetry chapbook, Guabancex, longlisted for the 2021 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, was published in 2020, also by Papillote Press. Her first full length poetry collection, Radical Normalisation, was published by Carcanet Press in 2022.
VIRGINIA ARCHERVirginia Archer is the pen name of Jean Mederick, who has a BEng.Hons. Degree in Civil Engineering with Architecture from the University of Leeds, England. She was born in the UK, from Saint Lucian and English parentage, but has lived most of her life on the tropical island paradise of Saint Lucia, where she also raised her daughter. A recent empty nester, she spends free time writing and painting. She has self-published four volumes of poetry, her first being Tangerine Skies and including Somewhere In Between, Of Dead Romance And Papercuts and How To Forget To Breathe, all available on Amazon or Lulu. Her poem The Leaving Affair’ was published in BIM magazine Volume 10, 2020. Her poem There’s So Much Smog I Missed It When You Put Your Shoes On was the winner of the Peepaltree Press Pierrot Canticles Competition in August, 2020. Her Poems Human Pauses, There’s So Much Beauty In All The Painful Things’ and Her Voice Went Quiet And Settled In My Ribs were published in the online blog Acalabash Poetry Portfolio-1: Curated By John Robert Lee.