The book launch, “MY POETIC PLACE: the journey to self-discovery, is scheduled for October 13, 5 PM. Considering the containment measure of the Pandemic and the new norms, Launch will be limited to an online event.
Sakina is a Srilankan born poet, a full-time mother and a Creative Choas managing a few of her passion projects. Born on June 15, she believes her Gemini intrinsic traits have blessed her with a strong command of words, colourful thoughts and quick wit! She has received a basic education at Burhani Serendib School in Colombo, under the EDEXCEL London syllabus, received further home science training, and is a professional Henna artist. Her love for literature started quite early, were back in school, she would write poems and stories and share them with teachers and friends; two of her stories were displayed at the school library in the reference section. She still holds dear her first poem book written during her school days. Unfortunately, after her school, her love for poetry always lived, inspiring her. After her schooling years ended, she wrote on special occasions; the mundane life deviated her from the art. A couple of years back, she found inspiration to connect with her childhood love for the divine art of literature, and there was no holding her this time. She initially began with a blog named “MY POETIC PLACE” and shared it with her family and friends. All the appreciation and support she received encouraged her, and she ventured out on social media, publishing on Instagram and Facebook. Soon she started receiving offers for anthologies and featuring in Instagram pages for prompts and other challenges.
Sakina says her poetry kept her going during the pandemic period. She took the most advantage of the lockdown to write to the maximum of her capacity, kept sharing with her readers, and took this opportunity to interact with many fellow poets worldwide. Also, she ventured out one step ahead by creating inspiring spoken poem videos on themes of mental and emotional wellbeing and motivational subjects to create positivity through her art.
Sakina has been appointed as the moderator for the Srilankan office by the Literary Forum Motivational Strips, World’s Most Active Writer’s Forum. She has also been featured multiple times on the Bharat Vision Website affiliated to Motivational Strips Forum, the inaugural episode, and the upcoming first episode for the Bharat Vision Channel affiliated to the Motivational Strips Forum. The Eve Poetry Magazine website has also featured her as the Poet Of The Day.
She has been conferred the ‘CESAR VALLEJO 2020’ annual honour from Union Hispanomundial De Escritores(UHE), the worlds largest Spanish Writers Union, the ‘Medal Shakespeare’ honour and recently received the ‘Gujarat Sahitya Academy Award 2021’ at the occasion of Indias Republic day and was featured in local papers in felicitation for the award. She belongs to a literary group named The Writers Unite, from which she has continuously received certificates for her participation in their challenges as the Winner and Runner up. The Instagram page handled by Ryan, named as Www.firstname.lastname@example.org, manages daily prompts and publishes anthologies at the end of the month featuring the winners of these prompts; Sakina has also been featured on these anthologies for the last series of months continuously.
“The Dreamscape “literary magazine, published by the Open Skies Collections, has showcased her poem on dreams amongst very eminent poets. Apart from these features, she has also co-authored books “It’s all about you” published by Words_with_coffee, “Feild of Hues” published by Writers Pocket and me. “Life is beautiful” by Spectrum of Thoughts, “Love, Lust, Liseouscness” published by Pen Of India Publication and, “Repository of Emotions” published by Bookmarked Publishers. Sakina regularly publishes her work on her Instagram page.
She believes that her book has the power to touch hearts and bring a smile to the face of a reader going through a rough phase.