The 5th Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday July 24 / 2020

95th Gathering

Art work ‘Equilibrium’ by Aaron Paquette. Poster designed by Mariam Zohra D.

LIVE Watch Party
Friday, July 24, 2020
5:30 -7:30 PM (PT)
Join us on YouTube
Surrey Muse Channel on YouTube

Featured Guests
Author Jónína Kirton
Poet Joanne Arnott
Performer Tariq Hussain
Open Mic Opener Steffi Tad-y
Featured art by Aaron Paquette
Host Mariam Zohra D.

View previous program videos at
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Free event
Donations welcome

Updates will be posted here
Program
Videos will be posted here
surreymuse.wordpress.com/virtual/

More about the gatherings
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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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Surrey Muse Program July-November 2020

‘Reversal’ by Shehan Madawela
March 2020, the 1st virtual gathering

Session 18
July-November 2020

July 24
Author Jónína Kirton
Poet Joanne Arnott
Performer Tariq Hussain
Open Mic Opener Steffi Tad-y
Host Mariam Zohra D

Aug 28
Author Alix Ohlun
Poet Sophia Naz
Performer Sherry Duggal
Open Mic Opener Martha Warren
Host Jovian Radheshwar

Sept 25
Author Nathan Adler
Poet Franz
Performer Gunargie O’Sullivan
Open Mic Opener Jacqui Treiber
Host Mariam Zohra D

Oct 23
Author Asel Omar
Poet Hari Alluri
Artist Alanna Edwards
Open Mic Opener Yong Nan Kim
Host Jovian Radheshwar

Nov 27
Author Chimedum Ohaegbu
Poet Laifong Leung
Performer Lend Me Your Underbelly
Open Mic Opener Zofia Musiej
Host Mariam Zohra D

Updates to this program
Will be posted below
Program

Surrey Muse program is put together twice a year, in Nov/Dec for January-June session, and in May/June for July-November session. Dates are blind-picked by participants through an invitation. Participants are invited from a recommendations list that stays open throughout the year. To recommend authors, poets and performers to be featured at Surrey Muse, use the email address at the bottom of this post or try the online recommendations form

More about the gatherings
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Virtual Gatherings

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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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Carol Neuman – Surrey Muse

Carol Neuman is a poet, writer, literacy activist and a public speaker. Her features on arts and culture, columns on civic engagement, and short form poetry have appeared in numerous publications including BeatRoute, SEE Magazine, the Edmonton Journal, Room Magazine, and, in the anthology Big: Stories of Life in Plus-Sized Bodies (Caitlin Press, 2020). In 2013, Carol was honored as one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 for her work as a community leader and organizer. She has served as a board member of LitFest – Canada’s only non-fiction literary festival, Vancouver’s Reel Causes and Edmonton’s Next Gen committee. Her love of writing was sparked through an after school job in the late-90’s where she first published concert reviews on one of the world’s earliest online youth culture websites. From writing concert reviews, to presenting her research on subdermal RFID tags at Cambridge University, to working as an Edmonton lobbyist, to expanding access to equitable education- she continues to express herself as a poet, writer and a community leader. At this time, Carol lives in Metro Vancouver where she runs a literacy organization serving 3000 children across British Columbia.

More about Carol
thevantagepoint.ca/users/carol-neuman
Follow her on Twitter
@carol_neuman
Contact Carol
carol.ann.neuman@gmail.com

At the June 26th virtual gathering of Surrey Muse, Carol will begin the Open Mic session with her poems. Visit this link for more information about the Gathering: the-4th-virtual-gathering

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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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Siadic – Surrey Muse

Adam and Simon Whitaker-Wilson

Siadic, a collaborative creation between two brothers Adam and Simon Whitaker-Wilson, has independently released several singles, EPs and all-original live sets. Their latest is Nadir, a 4-track EP released in May 2020 while in 2019, they came out with their Zenith EP, Sensing Waves. Siadic style explores deep, progressive, and downtempo territory captivating audiences through continuous hypnotic soundscapes. With classical instruments, Siadic bridges the gap between live performance and contemporary engineering of low end sound. They have opened for Djrum, TMSV, Egoless, Jafu and showcased at Ciliate and Eye of the Storm in Vancouver. They have also performed at festivals across Western Canada including Bass Coast, Shambhala, Kamp, and The Field Gathering. Most Siadic work has been independently released and it is available on all digital platforms.

Visit Siadic Bandcamp
siadic.bandcamp.com
And, Instagram
instagram.com/siadicmusic
View Siadic Facebook page
facebook.com/siadic

At the June 26th virtual gathering of Surrey Muse, Siadic will be our Featured Performer. More about the Gathering: the-4th-virtual-gathering

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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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Chelene Knight – Surrey Muse

Chelene Knight is a Vancouver based poet, author, editor and mentor. She has published a collection of her poems Braided Skin, and a memoir. Her memoir titled Dear Current Occupant is the winner of the 2018 Vancouver Book Award, and it is long-listed for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. In 2019, Chelene was selected as a Writers’ Trust Rising Star. Her essays have appeared in Canadian and American literary journals and national newspapers. Her work appears in various anthologies including Making Room, Love Me True, Sustenance, The Summer Book, and Black Writers Matter. Earlier, Chelene worked as the managing editor at Room (2016-2019), and programming director for the Growing Room Festival (2018, 2019), and now she is the CEO of #LearnWritingEssentials and Breathing Space Creative. Chelene accepts speaking engagements unpacking issues around home, belonging and belief, inclusivity, and community building through authentic storytelling. At this time, Chelene is working on Junie, a novel set in Vancouver’s Hogan’s Alley.

Visit Chelene’s website
cheleneknight.com
Follow her on Twitter
@LWEstudio
Contact Chelene
cheleneknight.com/contact

At the June 26th virtual gathering of Surrey Muse, Chelene will be the Featured Poet. More about the Gathering: the-4th-virtual-gathering

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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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