Shebana Coelho is one of those people whose natural grace and intelligence can't help but inspire the rest of us to shine brighter.
Her natural voice in writing and open heart mixed with imaginative powers make her a fine teacher of writing.
-Joan Logghe, Santa Fe Poet Laureate 2010-2012, Writing teacher for over thirty years
As one of the founding editors of Granta magazine, a novelist, and a creative writing instructor, I have worked with many writers—including Salman Rushdie, Hanif Kureishi and Kiran Desai, who have proved that the multi-cultural world of India resonates to a world audience—and have read thousands more. Shebana is undoubtedly the real thing, with a sophisticated understanding that identity is a complex and wonderful subject.
-Jonathan Levi, Guide for the Perplexed, co-founder, Granta
TESTIMONIALS FROM WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS
Thank you, Shebana, for holding space and creating prompts that enabled us to dig deep and surprise ourselves with what surfaced.
I've taken all kinds of writing workshops, but I've never had one led by someone like Shebana, who is so adept at stimulating writers to look at their work in new ways and to take risks in such a positive environment. And the writing she contributes during the sessions is truly inspirational.
This workshop was a game changer! Thank you for lighting a fire inside me.