Wednesday, November 12, 2008

MEET SANDHYA NANKANI OF LITERARY SAFARI

I met Sandhya Nankani several years ago at the Bowery Poetry Club. We were both there to be part of the First Annual Write-a-Thon, a fundraiser for The New York Writer's Coalition. I remember being in a mini writing workshop there and loving not only the words she wrote but hearing her say them in a calm voice that quietly invites you into her stories.

Some interesting stuff about Sandhya:

* She writes an amazing blog called Literary Safari and is a contributing writer for Sepia Mutiny
* She is a freelance writer, editor, teacher, and consultant whose clients include The New York Times Learning Network, Teachers College's Student Press Initiative, Macmillan, Scholastic, and Weekly Reader
* She used to be an editor at Scholastic Education and at Weekly Reader Publishing, where she edited a magazine called "Writing"
* She was born in Ghana and lived there and in India before arriving in the U.S. at the age of 12.
* She is the author of Moments with a Master: Meetings with Dada J. P. Vaswani , a memoir that has been called "inspiring, honest, relevant, and refreshing."
* Her nonfiction essays, feature articles, and poetry have been published widely in print and online publications, including Ms., Little India, Yoga +, MSNBC.com, Times of India , the Weekly Reader, and Kahani.

Contact her for more information or references regarding her editorial services
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