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Teacher–Artist–Writer–Performer–Travelling Storyteller, Motivational Speaker, Poet ….. Summi Siddiqui connects cultures beyond borders.
She travels around the world taking Canadian stories with her and returns with stories from places she visits.
Emerging from a family of poets, writers and artists, Summi was educated in England, India, France, Italy and Canada. This exposed her to international literature and arts, making it natural for her to create with her pen, her paint brush and her voice.
She has organised lectures and workshops for both children and adults in Toronto, India, Sudan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Oman. She has also held sessions at British Council Centers. She often speaks at Senior Centre Without Walls (SCWW Ajax, Ontario).
Her public speaking topics are both motivational and inspiring, family stories, memories and fun anecdotes with riddles and humor. She enjoys languages and translates her talks to adapt to her audience.
She writes and recites Haiku poems because their appeal lies in capturing the moment. This is reflected in her paintings, that have been exhibited in Toronto.
She discusses what it is to be a travelling storyteller, so she can inspire the younger generation towards oral storytelling.
Her stories, “Coming Home” has been included in “A second coming- Canadian Migration Fiction” and “The Art of Drawing a Shepherdess” in “The Ordinary Chaos of being Human” by Penguin Books.
She lives in Ajax with her husband, two daughters and a sphynx cat. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org