Surrey Muse Program – July-November 2022

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Featured art by Gaelle Weissberg, Surrey Muse, March 2022

  

Session 22
July-November 2022

July 22
Author Tariq Malik
Poet Hari Alluri
Painter Candice James (uc)
Emerging Poet Jessica Lee McMillan
Host Jovian Radheshwar

August 26
Author Matt Nagin
Poet Josephine LoRe
Musician Enrico Renz
Emerging Artist Darcy Shoults
Host Mariam Zohra D.

September 23
Author Janis Harper
Poet Charlene Kwiatkowski
Musician Siadic
Emerging Poet Tanmeet Kaur
Host Jovian Radheshwar

October 28
Author Claudia Cornwall
Poet Heather Haley
Artist Liz Toohey-Wiese
Open Mic Opener Zofia Rose
Host Mariam Zohra D.

November 25
Author (fiction) Winner, Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction 2022
Musician Winner, Faith Nolan Award for Music 2022
Author (nonfiction) Winner, Susan Crean Award for Nonfiction 2022
Poet Winner, Vera Manuel Award for Poetry 2022
Visual Artist Winner, Norval Morrisseau Award for Visual Art 2022
Hosts Mariam Zohra D, Sana Janjua, Jovian Radheshwar

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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 chosen by the participants through an invitation. Participants are invited from a recommendations list that stays open throughout the year. To recommend authors, poets and artist/performers to be featured at Surrey Muse, please use the online recommendations form.

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Dhanmatie Singh – Surrey Muse

Dhanmatie Singh (also known as Dhana) is a painter, teacher and an activist of Guyanese descent. An art and chocolate junkie, she once painted a 50-foot-wide mural wrapped around a beach-themed restaurant. She paints the world as an activist and ally. Her creations are stark and direct, with vivid colours, a distinctive emotional appeal, and clear composition around intense themes such as the resilience of Indo-Caribbean women, violence against women, and post-colonial violence and resistance. As a teen, Dhanmatie felt restricted in her role as an Indo-Caribbean Canadian woman and dreamt of revolution. Seeking identity, she became deeply engaged in women’s rights and expressed that through art, writing, and public speaking. She joined Diva: A Quarterly Journal of Women of South Asian Origin in the early ‘90s, a grassroots organization in Toronto that created an alternate platform for feminist dialogue for women of colour that eventually became part of a worldwide wave of liberation to gaining an anti-oppression perspective within our human rights framework. The journal allowed her a voice where she made content-driven art pieces for articles, art for its aesthetic content, and painted posters for women’s conferences. She worked with Diva as part of the Editorial Collective and an Assistant Art Director. Now, Dhanmatie is a Social Service Worker, a third-year student at York University achieving her Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies degree, and an art instructor working within the vulnerable sector. Pre-pandemic, she joined the Jamaican Partnership with Seneca College to provide services to struggling marginalized communities in Kingston, Jamaica. Dozens of Dhanmatie’s beautiful, commission-based paintings have been sold since her days at Diva. Revolution still stirs frequently in her heart.

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Contact Dhanmatie
dhana.hartman@gmail.com

At the June 24, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Dhanmatie will begin the Open Mic session. More about the event is here: friday-june-24

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Karl Knights – Surrey Muse

Karl Knights is a poet, journalist and a literary critic born in 1996 in Ipswich, UK. His writings have appeared in The GuardianThe Dark HorseThe Poetry ReviewPoetry London and elsewhere. He was a winner of the 2021 New Poets Prize. His debut chapbook, Kin, is available now from the Poetry Business. Karl’s work has been anthologised in England and abroad, in anthologies such as NeurodiVERSE and The Ending Hasn’t Happened Yet. Most recently, a poem appeared in 100 Queer Poems, an anthology from Vintage Books. His first video poem, ‘The Voice You Never See,’ about the pandemic experiences of disabled people in Suffolk, premiered in April 2022. In his journalism, he covers politics and culture, writing on topics such as disabled Barbie dolls, Rain Man, and how it feels to be a shielder in the pandemic. He lives in Suffolk.

More about Karl
poetrybusiness.co.uk
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The Voice You Never See

At the June 24, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Karl will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: friday-june-24

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Boshra Rasti – Surrey Muse

Boshra Rasti is an Iranian Canadian fiction writer, poet and educator who has published novels, short stories and poems. Her two novels Surrogate Colony, and its sequel, Surrogate Code, explore a post-pandemic fantasy world where, among other things, people’s right to love has been constricted. Her short stories have been published by Grattan Street Press, Literally Stories, and South Florida Poetry Journal. Boshra’s published poems include, ‘Connection in the City’, a poem about the city of Surrey in Canada, and ‘In the Chrysalis’, a poem on the COVID-19 pandemic published in Together…Apart, an anthology of creative works by HBKU Press. Boshra received a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Royal Roads University. Raised in British Columbia, she now lives and teaches in Qatar.

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info@boshrawrites.com

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The 26th Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday June 24 / 2022

116th Gathering

6-24-2022 (2)

Featured Artists

Author Boshra Rasti
Poet Karl Knights
Painter Bibi Hajra
Open Mic Opener Dhanmatie Singh
Featured Art by Suzanne Valadon
Host Mariam Zohra D

LIVE Watch Party
Friday, June 24, 2022
5:30 -7:00 PM (PT)
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Open Mic submissions
Send 3-5 minute video/audio recordings via email by June 15th
Submission guidelines

Free event
Closed Captioned (cc)
Donations welcome

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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.