Skills, Education, Research


  • Sonya graduated with an MA (1st) in Creative Writing from University College Dublin (2020).
  • Sonya has completed Poetry Ireland Introductions under the mentorship of poets, Seán Hewitt, Annemarie Ní Churreáin and Jessica Traynor (2021).
  • Sonya was selected for the Seamus Heaney Centre’s residential Annual summer Poetry School, Queens University Belfast (2022).
  • Sonya was awarded IWC NMP 2022 – 2023 to work under the mentorship of author Wendy Erskine.
  • Sonya was awarded a place by Maynooth University Department of English and Kildare Arts Office, on the programme of creative workshops Experimental Publishing & Place by Writer-in-Residence, Nathan O’Donnell, producing the collective, co-authored experimental work Unfinished Topographies (2021).
  • Sonya completed the Irish Writer’s Centre courses:
    • Autofiction with author, Joanna Walsh (2021)
    • This Modern Life with poet, Rachel Long (2022)
  • Sonya has completed a University College Dublin foundation course in Human Rights