Beril  Celik
Joined WSI in October 2022
Beril Celik

Beril Celik is a poet, musician, and singer/songwriter from Istanbul, Turkey. After graduating from Robert College of Istanbul, she moved to London to study Mechanical Engineering at University College London and Business Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

She has played the piano since she was six years old and received Distinction and Merit Certificates from the Royal Academy of Music in London. During her studies in London, she enrolled in the Singing and Songwriting Program of Point Blank Music School, taking singing lessons from Leona Lewis and Jamelia’s vocal coach Phil Ramocon and musician Linton Lee Bennett.

After graduating from university, she enrolled in the Social Impact Strategy Executive Program at the University of Pennsylvania, while working at a boutique consulting firm in Istanbul, Turkey.

After working in the private sector, she decided to make a career shift and moved to New York City to curate her MFA program by attending creative workshops and public lectures at the Brooklyn Poets, New York University, and the New School. She writes in the style of stream-of-consciousness and experimental, dark literature with vivid grotesque imagery, where she oddly feels most at peace.

She is currently working on her album with the Grammy award-winning producer and songwriter Al Sherrod Lambert, aka Points, who worked with the likes of Ariana Grande and Drake, while working on her poetry manuscript. She is currently splitting her time between Los Angeles, Istanbul, and Miami.

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