Parabjot K. Singh – Surrey Muse

Parabjot K. Singh is a writer, radio host and activist. Her poems have been published in the PULP, a literary arts magazine of Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), and in RAINBOW: Anthology of South Asian Writers by South Asian Literary Society of Canada. She has presented her work at Surrey Muse, Surrey Muse Writers, and at KPU’s poetry gatherings and year end readings. Since grade 12, Parabjot has been co-hosting the children’s show, Sade Bache Sada Virsa (Our Children Our Heritage) on RedFM Radio. She also serves as one of the board members of Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA). Parabjot does not favor any writers ‘because all writers’ writings have something to teach us. I perceive writing as something personal; thus, I don’t like to praise one writer over another. I enjoy reading works by various authors and exposing myself to different styles of writing.’ An alumni of KPU having majored in English with a minor in psychology, Parabjot is in the brainstorming phase of her next writing and it’s not clear if it will be poems or stories.

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pkaur_singh95@hotmail.com

At the September 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Parabjot will begin the Open Mic Session. More about the event is here: september-22-gathering

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Kat Wahamaa – Surrey Muse


Kat Wahamaa is a songwriter, an arts activist and a performer who has toured Canada, Japan, US and UK presenting folk, blues, jazz and country music. She has released six CDs including Wise Woman (Kathryn Wahamaa 1997), Cascadia (Kat Wahamaa 2001), Swamped (Swamp City 2015), Everything Blue (Kat & Tony 2013), I’ll Get Mine (Back Door Slam 2008) , A Little Jewel To Keep EP (Kat & Tony 2006); and, her compositions have been used in theatre and film. Kat has been a singer since childhood playing guitar, mandolin, bass and percussion, and she’s inspired by Linda Ronstadt, Leonard Cohen, Lucinda Williams, Buffy Ste Marie. Over the last 15 years through music, dance, theatre, fibre and photographic art, she has focused on the creation and development of community arts. Kat is the Artist in Residence for the City of Maple Ridge where she’s recording a new Kat & Tony CD and a children’s CD while working toward her M Ed. in Art and Social Change at SFU.

Visit Kat’s web page
shinyb.ca
Contact Kat
kat@shinyb.ca

At the September 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Kat will be the Featured Performer. More about the event is here: september-22-gathering

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Stephen Brennan – Surrey Muse

Stephen Brennan is a genre fiction writer favoring horror in the novella/short novel format. He has published two titles: ‘Big John Irons Vol 1: No Heroes‘ (Pulp/Noir/Dieselpunk 2017) and ‘The Darkness Between‘ (Horror 2012). He began to write just over five years back upon realizing that the stories in his head were ‘genuinely worth something’, and he began work on an ‘ambitious full length novel’ that may be called a ‘supernatural romance’ very similar to Meet-Joe-Black in tone; it is still a work in progress while Stephen has gone on to write ‘shorter works that have increased in length over time’. Stephen’s favorite writer is his name-sake Stephen King about whom he says: ‘I find his blend of modern day darkness and fantasy truly inspiring. It’s something I frequently try to emulate.’ A member of the New West Writers group, he participates in monthly critique sessions with other writers. His upcoming title is called ‘Everything Gets Out Eventually‘ (Horror), and it’ll be out soon.

More about Stephen is here
stephenbrennan.ca
Contact Stephen
stephen.brennan@fastmail.fm

At the September 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Stephen will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: september-22-gathering

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Featured art by Rob Zeer – ‘Gastein Stream’

‘Gastein Stream’
60x60cm acrylic on canvas. Gastein Valley, Austria 2014

‘Gastein Stream’ was painted on location in the Gastein Valley, Austria, the spring of 2014.

‘I picked out the composition the day before on a hike with my wife, Corina. Early the next morning I hiked back to spot, set up my easel on the edge of the streambed and painted. Being early spring morning it was a bit nippy, with fresh spring vegetation sprouting forth and the stream run-off in full force.

‘There is a water spout shown spilling water into the stream. The water spout is a drain from some sort of ancient water-works building shown in the top right hand corner.

‘Though painted in Austrian Alps this scene can also be placed somewhere in the Canadian Rockies.’

~ Rob Zeer

Gastein Stream’ is featured
on the September 2017 poster of Surrey Muse.

Poster designed by Surrey Muse Art Director Mariam Zohra.

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September 22 Gathering of Surrey Muse

64th Gathering

September 22
Author Stephen Brennan
Poet Wanda John-Kehewin
Performer Kat Wahama
Open Mic Opener Parabjot Kaur
Featured art by Rob Zeer
Host Sonja Grgar

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 405 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Open Mic
Refreshments
Book Table
Free event
Donations welcome

Updates will be posted here
Program
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NEW! Featured Art on Surrey Muse posters
This month our poster features art by
Rob Zeer

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Featured Art by Rob Zeer – ‘Street Kids’

‘Pink Rose’, from ‘Street Kids’, Kelowna BC 2008

Street Kids

‘In 2008 while living in Kelowna, British Columbia, I created a series of 16”x20” / 40cmx50cm pastel or acrylic portraits on paper.

‘Shortly before my small mid-week drawing session I’ld walk to the centre park where wayfaring youth hung out. There I’ld find & proposition a fresh new model.

‘It was always win/win; the model leaving with some cash, artists with a portrait, and everyone with new friendship, understanding and acceptance from the day.’

~ Rob Zeer

‘Pink Rose’ is featured on the August 2017 poster of Surrey Muse.


Poster designed by Surrey Muse art director Mariam Zohra.

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Ken Westdorp – Surrey Muse

Ken Westdorp is a longtime Surrey poet, painter and oragami artist who has just published his first collection of poems titled Gateway to Obscurity. Ken had begun writing as a child but most of his published work has been done within the last 10 years. The first thing he ever wrote was a short story about imaginary animals, and his first poem was written either for mother’s day or Valentine’s day. Earlier, a couple of his poems appeared in ‘We Are Newton’ anthology. Inspired by Frank Miller and Alan Moore, Ken is now working on a follow up collection Strength and Vulnerability that will take ‘a much broader view of the human condition and the way it relates to various aspects of the environment’.

Ken lives with his wife in the Whalley area where they devote a large portion of their time volunteering to assist homeless people living on the ‘Strip’.

Contact Ken
kennethwaynewestdorp@gmail.com

At the August 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Ken will be our BookSigning Author. More about the event is here: august-25-gathering

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