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Kuli Kohli

Kuli is a published writer and a member of Blakenhall Writers' Group. She has written a novel called 'Dangerous Games', which is about living with cerebral palsy in an Asian household in Britain.

Posts by Kuli Kohli

Summer of 2017

What a busy few months I have had. This summer I have been invited to take part in all kinds of events.  It’s been exciting and overwhelming, considering I work full time, live in an extended family of three generations, help run a writing group and work on my ...

Spoken Words

On Tuesday 11 April 2017, I performed on my own at City Voices event  at the Light House Media Centre in Wolverhampton. In the past I have had help and support via friends with reciting my poetry and stories as I didn't have enough confidence to read my work out ...

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‘All The Things We Could Have Been’ – a new performance project led by Robin Surgeoner

In October 2016, I was approached by Robin Surgeoner (AKA Angryfish) who is a Writer, Performer, Workshop Leader, Qualified Trainer and Disabled Artist. He was developing a special performance of his one man play "All The Things We Could Have Been". At first I didn't really know what to expect and ...

The Journey: Becoming a Published Poet

In March this year I was approached by Offa's Press to submit material for a poetry pamphlet. The Offa's Press manager, Simon Fletcher, was searching for three new voices from the West Midlands region to produce three pamphlets by the autumn of 2016. I sent in a collection of poetry - ...

Photo of Kuli smiling at the camera, whilst leaning over the side of a narrow boat

Words on Water

On 20 August 2016, I was invited to attend a writing workshop ‘Words on Water’ on the Llangollen Canal at Lyneal Warf in Shropshire. The event was lead by novelist and poet Jeff Phelps, and organised by Simon Fletcher who’s working on Literature Tent at Merefest 2016 in partnership with ...

Kuli Kohli sat on the edge of a stage giving a reading into a microphone.

Permission to Perform

In May 2016, I was invited to take part in ‘Permission to Perform’ workshop and performance gig for disabled people at the Newhampton Arts Centre. The workshop was organised by Alan McLean of One Voice of Wolverhampton and funded by Arts Council England. The event was led by Robin Surgeoner, song ...

Editor’s Pride

Last year, Blakenhall Writers Group, in Wolverhampton, was successful in gaining Arts Council England funding to produce an anthology of poetry and prose. It was our first funding request for Blakenhall Writers and we were delighted when we were granted just over a thousand pounds. The whole process, from start to ...

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Being in the Spotlight

On 8th March 2016, it was International Women’s Day. I had been invited to ‘City Voices’ to perform my poetry with a short interview. 'City Voices' is a live literature event on the second Tuesday of the month (7.30-9pm) at the Lych Gate tavern, Queen Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1TX. Organised by Simon Fletcher, ...

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Daily Paralympics

Recently, I’ve had a few falls that knocked my confidence about. The thing about falling is that I always manage to get back up again; for those watching it’s quite shocking, however, for me it’s a regular activity.  My bodily balance isn't in equilibrium at the best of times but ...

A Wolverhampton Winner

I entered a poetry competition in 2011 where I had to write a poem about Wolverhampton City. I wanted to write something compelling, catchy and clever. Many ideas about Wolverhampton entered my head. A thought came to mind: ‘What is it that makes Wolverhampton?' It’s the people. What gives the people a sense ...

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The Writing Group – Gave Life to My Words

I have struggled to speak up for myself in the past which is the main the reason I write. I have always been a writer, it was a means of getting the sealed emotions, feelings and desires out of me. I had no professional to guide or teach me to ...

Kuli Kohli: ‘Rag Doll’

Kuli Kohli was born with mild cerebral palsy in Northern India and moved to England at an early age. She is a writer, mother, wife and full-time council worker. Here she presents a selection from her book Rag Doll, published in 2014 As a child I attended Penn Hall Special School ...