Mariam Zohra – Surrey Muse

Mariam is a poet, vocalist, and a multi-disciplinary artist combining music, video, drama, painting and poetry. She has published albums including ‘So Divine’ with musician Lend Me Your Underbelly from Netherland. Her first album, a collaboration with USA-based musician Unearth Noise, Dreamspeak’, was launched by Amsterdam’s Lullabies for Insomniacs in 2018. Mariam shares her songs via Soundcloud and Bandcamp. A collection of her poems, lyrics and drawings is published in These Tales Are True (Purple Poppy Press 2016). Her poems also appeared in the anthology Saving Seeds (Ed. Valerie B.-Taylor, NWW 2014). Her first collection of poems Not to Understand (Diva Publications, Toronto 1990) was published when she was 14. Later, some of her poems appeared in Toronto’s Feminist Quarterly Fireweed, and in Transitions a textbook anthology produced for Grade 10 students by Peel Board of Education, and she also worked with Theatre In The Rough, a youth drama collective. Mariam studied Philosophy and Creative Writing at Douglas College. She is a founding Member of Surrey Muse where she works as Art Director, Media Producer and Graphic Designer. View the event posters created by her at surreymuse.wordpress.com/posters.

Mariam’s Soundcloud page
soundcloud.com/myrhyum
Visit Mariam’s blog
nothingispersonal
Contact Mariam
tariqat@gmail.com

At the September 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Mariam will be the Host. More on the event is here: september-25-2020

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen,
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Gunargie O’Sullivan – Surrey Muse

Gunargie Co hosts with Hereditary Chief Bill Wilson on Access TV

Gunargie O’Sullivan is a radio host, media producer, actress, and an arts organizer who was chosen in 2018 as the Radio Legend by National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA). In 2015, Gunargie taught at the first Women’s Media Camp in Denman Island and Comox BC, where she also hosted a two-hour live national broadcast from the Walking With Our Sisters exhibit presented by the K’omoks band. She also developed a national radio series called Resonating Reconciliation for Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission that resulted in 26 half-hour documentaries airing nationally on stations across the country. Gunargie envisioned and produced Red Jam Slam to raise the profile of aboriginal music in Canada through live performances and live local and national broadcasts. Serving on the CFRO Board she produced both news and artistic videos for community access television and other outlets. Gunargie paints, writes, and she is Mom to Nimkish Young Ing and Aisha O’Sullivan, and wife to Gary Olver.

More about Gunargie’s work
ncra.ca/resonating/documentaries
Follow Gunargie on Twitter
@GunargieO
Contact Gunargie
gunargieo@gmail.com

At the September 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Gunargie will be the Featured Performer. More on the event is here: september-25-2020

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen,
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Franz – Surrey Muse


Franz is a poet, writer, performer, and arts community advocate. She organizes poetry events and writing workshops through Kwantlen Poetry Project. She is the president and a co-founder of Melanin: KPU’s BIPOC writers’ collective, and, a member and co-founder of Maza Arts Collective. Franz is a trained yoga instructor who facilitates workshops on writing and performance, and she hopes to one day combine elements of all three to teach self-awareness and discovery. Franz has her B.A. in Creative Writing from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She wants ‘shamelessly to take up space as a South-Asian female creator; to help other marginalized voices to feel comfortable doing the same‘. She is a settler creating on the unceded traditional lands of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Tsawwassen, Kwikwetlem, Stó:lö, Musqueam, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen and Qayqayt people, colonially known as Surrey/North Delta in BC, and in her work she strives ‘to foster safe spaces where communities can thrive and where art can help heal and sprout growth‘.

More about Franz’s work
runnermag.ca
Contact Franz
franzthepoet@gmail.com

At the September 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Franz will be the Featured Poet. More on the event is here: september-25-2020

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Support our Projects
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)
Surrey Muse Writers
Women Who Named the Unnamed

Contact
surrey.muse@gmail.com

Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen,
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Jacqueline Trieber Willcocks – Surrey Muse


Jacqueline Trieber Willcocks is a writer and poet originally from Calgary AB. She is a graduate of The Writers Studio certification program at SFU. Her poems have appeared in Line and Lens and Emerge 19. A former dancer and current Somatic Healer, her work is decidedly feminine and ruthless in its quest to find truth and beauty in the dark corners of the human experience. She makes her home with her husband and two children on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

Visit Jacqueline on Facebook
facebook.com/jacqueline.trieber
Contact Jacqueline
jmtrieber@gmail.com

At the September 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Jacqueline will begin the Open Mic session. More on the event is here: september-25-2020

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Support our Projects
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Surrey Muse Writers
Women Who Named the Unnamed

Contact
surrey.muse@gmail.com

Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen,
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Nathan Adler – Surrey Muse


Nathan Adler is a writer, artist and filmmaker who has published ‘Wrist’, a novel, and ‘Ghost Lake’, a collection of short fiction, both with Kegedonce Press. Nathan is a first-place winner of the Aboriginal Writing Challenge, and the recipient of a Hnatyshyn Reveal award for literature. He has co-edited ‘Bawaajigan: Stories of Power’ (Exile Editions), and, his work is published in various periodicals and anthologies including Redwire, Canada’s History, Shtetl, Kimiwan, Shameless, Prairie Fire/CV2, and Event; and, ‘Food of my People’, ‘The Playground of Lost Toys’, ‘Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature Myth and Monster Stories’, ‘Love Beyond Body Space and Time’, and ‘Love After the End: Two-Spirit Utopias & Dystopias’. Nathan has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, a BFA in Integrated Media from OCAD, and a BA in English Literature and Native Studies from Trent University. Nathan is Jewish, and Anishinaabe, Two Spirit, and a member of Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation.

More about Nathan’s work
Nathan Adler’s ‘Wrist’
Follow Nathan on Twitter
@Nathan_Adler
Contact Nathan
nathanadler@live.ca

At the September 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Nathan will be the Featured Author. More on the event is here: september-25-2020

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Support our Projects
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)
Surrey Muse Writers
Women Who Named the Unnamed

Contact
surrey.muse@gmail.com

Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen,
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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The 7th Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday September 25 / 2020

97th Gathering

Art work by Aaron Paquette. Poster designed by Mariam Zohra D.

LIVE Watch Party
Friday, September 25, 2020
5:30 -7:30 PM (PT)
Join us on YouTube
Surrey Muse Channel on YouTube

Featured Guests
Author Nathan Adler
Poet Franz
Performer Gunargie O’Sullivan
Open Mic Opener Jacqui Treiber
Host Mariam Zohra D

View previous program videos at
Surrey Muse YouTube channel

Free event
Donations welcome
Open Mic
(send 3-5 minute video or audio recording by September 12th.)

Updates will be posted here
Program
Videos will be posted here
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Support our Projects
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Women Who Named the Unnamed

Contact
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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen,
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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