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NISHA PATEL

City of Edmonton Poet Laureate 

Edmonton, Alberta

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion 

Regional Writer in Residence

ABOUT NISHA

Nisha is an award-winning Indo-Canadian poet, artist, and public speaker in Edmonton, Alberta. She is the current Poet Laureate for the City of Edmonton and Regional Writer in Residence at Strathcona County and St. Albert. She is also the 2019 Canadian Individual Slam Champion, the 2019 Edmonton Slam Champion, and the Executive Director of the Edmonton Poetry Festival. Her debut collection COCONUT is forthcoming with Newest Press in April 2021. 

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Her new chapbook "I See You" is available now. She is the author of "Limited Success" and co-author of "Water" which are all available at Glass Bookshop

Her new micro press partnership, Moon Jelly House, publishes only BIPOC poets and can be followed here

Nisha holds a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Alberta school of Business with a major in Business Economics and Law, a minor in Political Science, and a Certificate in Leadership.  

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WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU

Bookings are limited. Please get in touch as early as possible before your requested event. 
 

  • Online Performance

  • Remote and Virtual Workshops (writing, performance, storytelling) 

  • Public Speaking (poetry, politics, mental health)

  • Commissions

  • Mentorship ​& Coaching

  • Regional Writer in Residence

 
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BOOKING INQUIRIES & CONTACT

Please get in touch to discuss performance rates, commissions & speaking engagements, charitable or volunteer gigs, or general information about my work. All requests will be considered & negotiable. Please note that all commissions will require a minimum of one month's notice.

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