EVENTS: Spring 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Kuli Kohli's Book Launch. Kuli will be reading from her new collection A Wonder Woman.

‘Virtual Voices’, 7.30-9pm, with Anne Babbs, Roger Noons, Jenna Plewes, Simon Fletcher & Kuli Kohli who will be reading from her new collection A Wonder Woman from Offa’s Press. This is a free event but contributions may be made via the Paypal button on the ‘shop’ page.

Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83898187535?pwd=cUgyS1BMazBWU083YlVSMFhjaHBOdz09

Wednesday 28th April 2020  at 5:30 - 19:00 for the Punjabi Women's Writing Group.

In The Sticks (Arts Council Funded) from Offa's Press workshop with Simon Fletcher and Cherry Doyle. They will deliver a workshop around writing about the countryside, nature and green space.  Zoom link will be provided to members. 

FREE EVENT

From July 2020 - Commissioned to write for Sandwell Stories by Multistory.  ‘Black Country Wonder Woman' by Kuli Kohli is a commissioned long-form poem exploring the anxiety of giving birth to a premature baby at a time of crisis. With beats and rap verses by her son Akaash. You can listen to the poem here: https://bit.ly/3819jIP

I am available performances at gigs, schools, colleges, libraries etc.

I am happy to take commissions.

To contact me please email kuli.kohli@hotmail.co.uk

 
 

Poetry for me has been a very important aspect of expressing myself personally, emotionally and getting the people around me to realise that there is someone very sensitive who lives in my body. I was born with cerebral palsy and throughout my childhood and teenage years I was ashamed of myself. I wanted to be “normal” all my life, however, I didn’t know myself what normal was.

Sharing your voice and views to complete strangers can be a scary process but also very rewarding. At first I was petrified, but as I began to perform more to different audience I began to enjoy it, because I could see my work was making an impression.

I think performing is important because the audience can get a feel of the poet, why and what drives them to write. When I sit down on the stage to read my poetry there’s a sudden silence in the room. When I get going the audience begin to relax and start to enjoy my poetry and by the end of the performance the audience fall in love with me. The audience seem genuinely interested in hearing my poetry and stories.

I have read and performed at many events and festivals across the West Midlands, London, Oswestry, Ironbridge, Coventry’s Peace Festival, Shrewsbury Literature Festival and via Skype to University of Delhi, India.

In November 2018 I was invited as guest lecturer at Humboldt University in Berlin.

I have been involved in many projects - including readings at the University of Greenwich and Liverpool Hope University. 

In December 2019 I was invited to the British Museum in London for Purple Light Up event for International Disabled Persons Day 2019.

In 2020 I have been commissioned to write bespoke poetry for many events, especially during lockdown, where it has not been possible to attend gigs. I have been commissioned to write, record, video my poetry which has been shared on social media and other media platforms.


 

 

Kuli has been commissioned to write a poem for the Overhear project. You can collect her poem using the overhear app when you visit Zuri Coffee in Wolverhampton. For more information visit: https://www.overhearpoetry.com/