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March 28, 2021

The Challenges of Studying Literature

I am an American of South Asian descent and I graduated with a degree in English Literature from an American university. Although I gained a wonderful education in college, my time there was riddled with challenges and discrimination. I am sharing my experiences because I suspect that they are not unique to me and there are students who have faced similar problems.
January 25, 2021

The Land of Freedom, My Canada

My name is Teresa Hall and this poem describes what Canada means to me. A few years ago, I had met Anubha at a reading series. She was presenting her book and then she said on the mic, how she loved the line in my poem “this land of quiet strength”. When writing this poem, I had agonized over whether “quiet strength” was an accurate way to describe this amazing country. I felt so pleased that another artist felt the same way!
January 15, 2021

A Physician’s Journey for Social Equity in Health Practice

I immigrated to Canada in 1965 after medical training in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Yet, in Canada, I faced significant discrimination based on my colour and visible minority status. In Ontario in particular, I was told that I would never get a license to practice medicine no matter what my qualifications. It took me five decades of sustained medical practice to change my circumstance and come a little closer to achieving my larger dream of more equitable health care. Here is a sneak peek into my upcoming memoir ….
December 30, 2020

What is Success?

My name is Kesava Geeta Kumar. I came across this special blog on Anubha’s website that celebrates art and artists. So here is my story. I am a filmmaker, music composer, the founder of Riverbed Entertainment ( a multimedia production company), and the CEO of Resolution Blue Labs( a medical tech company).
December 27, 2020

O’ Canada, I strive to fathom thee!

The World That Defines Me, Inhibits And Liberates Me: I, Charles Conteh, am going to share my world with you. I am an – African- Canadian author, an Associate Professor, and a family man, who has experienced life on three continents. My identity is woven into the tapestry of a geographically diverse, culturally multifaceted worldview that blends, complements, and conflicts with each other.
December 27, 2020

How Maria Coletta McLean Became A Writer

When I’m feeling anxious and unsure in a new space, I always sit close to the door. I figure that if things get really bad, I can just slip out. When I say slip out, I mean escape. The writing class was at 8 o’clock on a Friday morning, not a time when I’m at my most creative, but when I arrived, the class was almost full. I sat close to the door.
November 11, 2019

Are Writers Wired Differently?

As a writer this question has plagued my consciousness for eternity. The insatiable curiosity that could never be quenched, the independence of mind and spirit that saw no border, the rage at things that would […]
July 13, 2019

An Author’s Journey: The Sadness of Geography

An Author’s Journey: From Trauma, Illness to Coming to Terms and Success
May 22, 2018

Myth Shattered: One Pen Is Better Than Three

Guest Blog: Today I share a post by an Author-friend, Chris Patchell, who collaborated with two other writing friends to step outside her comfort zone and co-author a romance set in Italy. Who would have guessed that co-writing projects could work, and more importantly, could be so much fun!
May 22, 2018

Are Challenges Hidden Opportunities for Growth?

An Interview with Award-Winning Author: Mariam Pirbhai on Her Life, Thoughts, and Journey in Canada: Interviewed by Anubha Mehta ( November 2017)
April 26, 2018

A Writer’s Blog

This is a safe, inclusive, and interactive space for artists, writers, poets and storytellers to unpack their worlds, world-views, journeys, art, and craft. Share your journey! Click: Read More for SUBMISSION CRITERIA
December 24, 2017

Blog Post: Brockton Writers Series

Anubha Mehta presented at Brockton Writers Series on Wednesday, September 11 at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto, starting at 6:30 pm (PWYC) Read the full blog post.
September 12, 2017
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How It All Started

So, I had written my masterpiece. And it had changed my life. But now what? Where do I go next? Shall I send it for review and who shall I contact? Starting out as a debut writer would it be best to follow your instinct on what makes sense to you ? ....
March 28, 2021

The Challenges of Studying Literature

I am an American of South Asian descent and I graduated with a degree in English Literature from an American university. Although I gained a wonderful education in college, my time there was riddled with challenges and discrimination. I am sharing my experiences because I suspect that they are not unique to me and there are students who have faced similar problems.
January 25, 2021

The Land of Freedom, My Canada

My name is Teresa Hall and this poem describes what Canada means to me. A few years ago, I had met Anubha at a reading series. She was presenting her book and then she said on the mic, how she loved the line in my poem “this land of quiet strength”. When writing this poem, I had agonized over whether “quiet strength” was an accurate way to describe this amazing country. I felt so pleased that another artist felt the same way!
January 15, 2021

A Physician’s Journey for Social Equity in Health Practice

I immigrated to Canada in 1965 after medical training in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Yet, in Canada, I faced significant discrimination based on my colour and visible minority status. In Ontario in particular, I was told that I would never get a license to practice medicine no matter what my qualifications. It took me five decades of sustained medical practice to change my circumstance and come a little closer to achieving my larger dream of more equitable health care. Here is a sneak peek into my upcoming memoir ….
December 30, 2020

What is Success?

My name is Kesava Geeta Kumar. I came across this special blog on Anubha’s website that celebrates art and artists. So here is my story. I am a filmmaker, music composer, the founder of Riverbed Entertainment ( a multimedia production company), and the CEO of Resolution Blue Labs( a medical tech company).
December 27, 2020

O’ Canada, I strive to fathom thee!

The World That Defines Me, Inhibits And Liberates Me: I, Charles Conteh, am going to share my world with you. I am an – African- Canadian author, an Associate Professor, and a family man, who has experienced life on three continents. My identity is woven into the tapestry of a geographically diverse, culturally multifaceted worldview that blends, complements, and conflicts with each other.
December 27, 2020

How Maria Coletta McLean Became A Writer

When I’m feeling anxious and unsure in a new space, I always sit close to the door. I figure that if things get really bad, I can just slip out. When I say slip out, I mean escape. The writing class was at 8 o’clock on a Friday morning, not a time when I’m at my most creative, but when I arrived, the class was almost full. I sat close to the door.
November 11, 2019

Are Writers Wired Differently?

As a writer this question has plagued my consciousness for eternity. The insatiable curiosity that could never be quenched, the independence of mind and spirit that saw no border, the rage at things that would […]
July 13, 2019

An Author’s Journey: The Sadness of Geography

An Author’s Journey: From Trauma, Illness to Coming to Terms and Success
May 22, 2018

Myth Shattered: One Pen Is Better Than Three

Guest Blog: Today I share a post by an Author-friend, Chris Patchell, who collaborated with two other writing friends to step outside her comfort zone and co-author a romance set in Italy. Who would have guessed that co-writing projects could work, and more importantly, could be so much fun!
December 29, 2020

Showcased Author of the Year

A Complete Honour to be Selected for Local Author Showcase! Thank you Brampton Library! What a great surprise to be selected for this spotlight for one year (2019-20)! The greatest test of a writer is […]
December 25, 2020

Inauguration Toronto: Jaipur Literature Festival, Panel: The Sacred Feminine

THANKS all- who came out for my session: THE SACRED FEMININE: resurrecting, reimagining and reclaiming women’s history and contributions through myth, mythology & collective histories The panel time was not enough to gather the worlds and the grandeur of these narratives with Vanessa Sasson and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
December 25, 2020

Toronto-Word On The Street- Curated Panel and Presentation

Rising from the Ashes: Loss and Transformation Does experiencing loss make us better writers? Does a cathartic re-imagination of the complex layers of grief and anger unleash unexpected creativity?  Is it also an opportunity to […]
December 25, 2020

The Heliconian Literature Salon Presentation: Passage, Peril and Passion!

What a warm welcome I received from Toronto’s pioneer association founded 111 years ago to give women in the arts and letters an opportunity to meet intellectually and respond to changes in contemporary life.
December 25, 2020

Oakville Poetry & Pros: Presentation: The Taste of Colombia, El Salon

Nervously presented my poems to veteran poets, visual artist, storytellers, and craft persons
December 25, 2020

The Oakville Literary Café Presentation: The Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre

A BEAUTIFUL RENDEZVOUS: At The Oakville Literary Café with Josie Di Sciascio Andrews. It was a treat to present to this select artist group!
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