About Kuli

In November 2018, I was invited to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany to read and discuss my life as a 'British Disabled Women Writer'. The lecture at the University was very successful and I enjoyed every moment of it.

Greetings, Sat Sri Akaal, Namaste and welcome to my world.  

I am a creative writer, poet, mother, wife and full-time council worker.

I was born with mild cerebral palsy in northern India and moved to England at an early age. I live with my family in Wolverhampton and work for Wolverhampton City Council.

I have been a dedicated member of Blakenhall Writers' Group for many years and now I help run the group. 

Also we have established a new writers group dedicated to Punjabi Women in Wolverhampton, which I run on the last Thursday of the month (5:30 - 7:00pm) at Zuri's Cafe in Wolverhampton. For more information about the Punjabi Women's Writing Group please contact me. 

I have had a passion for writing since childhood. Writing has opened up all sorts of possibilities for me as I struggle to express myself because of my disability. Having the ability to write has made my life richer and more rewarding. 

'Rag Doll' was my first self published collection of poetry and prose (now out of print).

I have also written a novel called 'Dangerous Games - What Will People Say?'about living with cerebral palsy in an Asian household in Britain which I am hoping to get published.

I write a regular blog for Disability Arts Online. Click to read. 

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    Patchwork Poetry Pamphlet

EVENTS: Autumn 2019

September 22 - Poetry & stories from the Punjabi Women’s Writing Group, Wolverhampton, featuring Kuli Kohli. Prepare to be moved by the beautiful imagery and heart-breaking narratives of these feisty women. Free event.

November 3 - Kuli Kohli will be in Coventry to do a performance and workshop with the Coventry Punjabi Women's Writing group. Time and location to be confirmed.

November 24 - Shrewsbury Festival of Literature - Offa's Press is dedicated to publishing and promoting the best in contemporary West Midland poetry and poets.  This year's Poetry Cafe features three such poets, Nellie Cole, Kuli Kohli and Emma Purshouse. They will be in Shrewsbury Sunday 24 November at 11am – 12:30pm at The Greenhouse Cafe, 1 Milk Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1SZ. Tickets: Full  £10.00  U21s  £6.00

December 3 - British Museum in London. Kuli Kohli will be taking part sharing poetry and stories at for the Purple Light Up event for International Disabled Persons Day. South Asia galleries from 3-4pm as part of the event.(https://www.britishmuseum.org/visiting/galleries/asia/room_33_asia.aspx

I am very proud to present my debut poetry pamphlet “Patchwork” published by Offa's Press, launched on 11th October 2016.  

"Like the best patchwork quilts from India and England, Kuli Kohli’s Patchwork has vivid colours, homespun originality and a variety of subjects and forms of poetry. This is a promising debut collection by a Wolverhampton Punjabi writer."   Debjani Chatterjee MBE FRSL

For your copy please email me or contact Offa's Press shop online: http://offaspress.co.uk/shop/