Idrian Burgos – Surrey Muse

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Idrian L. Burgos is a writer of poetry, short fiction and creative prose. He has presented his work at various literary events in Surrey, New Westminster and Vancouver. He studied at Douglas College, where he contributed to its student newspaper, The Other Press. His work has been published in an anthology by the Poetry Institute of Canada. While Idrian mostly writes poetry at present, he hopes to break more into prose. He is currently also at a major crossroads in life, and hopes to get into a career involving writing.

Visit Idrian’s Facebook page
facebook.com/idrian.burgos
Contact Idrian
pad_re@yahoo.com.ph

At the January 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Idrian will begin the Open Mic Session. More information about the event is here: january-24-2020-gathering

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Zoë Dagneault – Surrey Muse

Zoë Dagneault is a poet and editor currently completing her first manuscript: a collection of poems, prose and creative non-fiction that explores motherhood, childhood, and feminism within our social-spiritual structure. Her work is published in The Maynard, emerge16 and Sky Island Journal. She is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s the Writer’s Studio. Zoë lives with her family on the unceeded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Contact Zoë
zoedagneault@gmail.com

At the January 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Zoë will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: january-24-2020

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Hannah Macready – Surrey Muse

Hannah Macready is a writer and editor working in the areas of copywriting, editing, and digital marketing. Her fiction and nonfiction has been published in Canada, UK and the USA. Hannah completed her undergraduate studies with honours at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UK) in 2018. In 2017, she received the Maurice Hodgson Award for Creative Distinction. Hannah is the Magazine Assistant at EVENT Magazine for which she creates regular web content. Originating from the United States, Hannah now resides in Vancouver.

More about Hannah is here
hannahmacready.com
Contact Hannah
eventmagsintern@gmail.com

At the January 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Hannah will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: january-24-2020

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Surrey Muse Program January-June 2020

Art work by Ed Kuris

Session 17
January – June 2020

Jan 24
Author Hannah Macready
Poet Zoë J. Dagneault
Musician Tim Mar
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Host Fauzia Rafique

Feb 28
Author Malcolm Van Delst
Poet Wanda J. Kehewin
Filmmaker Ali Kazimi
Open Mic Opener Oath
Host Randeep Purewall

March 27
Author TBA
Poet Ian Cognito
Musician Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Rhiannon Marshall
Host Mariam Zohra D

April 24
Author Jessica Barratt
Poet Elaine Woo
Ceramicist Heidi McKenzie
Open Mic Opener Priscilla Sunshine Eagle
Host Jovian Radheshwar

May 22
Author Cynthia Sharp
Poet Joanna Lilley
Performer Dabke Dancers (uc)
Open Mic Opener Nefertiti SheLah Morrison
Host Sana Janjua

June 26
Author Fauzia Rafique
Poet Chelene Knight
Actor Talia Ahmad
Open Mic Opener Carol Neuman
Host Mariam Zohra D

Updates to this program
Will be posted below
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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 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

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January 24-2020 Gathering of Surrey Muse

89th Gathering

Featured art from Roshni chanda, poster design by Mariam Zohra

January 24, 2020
Author Hannah Macready
Poet Zoë J. Dagneault
Performer Tim Mar
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Featured Art from Roshni Chanda
Host Fauzia Rafique

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

Open Mic
Book Table
Refreshments

Free event
Donations welcome

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Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Sharon Berg – Surrey Muse

Sharon Berg is a poet, author and educator who has just launched her debut collection of short fiction, Naming the Shadows (Porcupine’s Quill, September 2019). Her poetry collections include To a Young Horse (Borealis Press, 1979), The Body Labyrinth (Coach House Press, 1984), and a number of chapbooks. Her work has been published in Quarry, The Fiddlehead and The Malahat Review. Sharon runs an international literary e-zine and chapbook press, Big Pond Rumours, that she established in 2006. Most of her work focuses on First Nations history and education. Sharon lives in Sarnia, Ontario.

Visit Sharon’s website
https://sharonbergauthor.com/
Contact Sharon
editor@big-pond-rumours.com

At the November 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Sharon will be the Visiting Booksigning Author. More about the event is here: nov-22-gathering

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Dorothy Christian – Surrey Muse

Dorothy Christian Cucw-la7 is a visual storyteller, scholar, writer and editor from Splatsin community of Secwepemc Nation who also honours her Syilx ancestry. Dorothy’s publications include ‘Indigenous Visual storywork for Indigenous Film Aesthetics‘ (Decolonizing Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology, 2019). She is Co-editor of Downstream: Reimagining Water (2017), co-author of ‘Unmapping Watershed Mind‘ (Thinking With Water, 2013), author of ‘Reconciling With the People and the Land‘ (Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation Through the Lens of Cultural Diversity, 2011), Co-author of ‘History of a Friendship‘ (Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous and non-Indigenous Relationships, 2010). Earlier this year, Dorothy curated a program for the 2019 ImagineNative Film Festival, the largest Indigenous film festival in the world, bringing a Hopi filmmaker’s visual representations to the world stage. Before graduate school, Dorothy segment produced, directed and wrote for the national broadcaster Vision TV where she accumulated over 100 professional production credits. She travelled throughout Turtle Island and into Mexico to carry Indigenous stories back to the Canadian screen culture. Dorothy serves as the Associate Director, Indigenous Initiatives at Simon Fraser University.

More about Dorothy is here
sfu.ca/dchristi
Contact Dorothy
dorothy_c@sfu.ca

At the November 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Dorothy will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: nov-22-gathering

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Johnny MacRae – Surrey Muse

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Johnny MacRae is a poet, performer and an arts educator who is a three-time winner of regional slam poetry championship: Vancouver grand slam 2010, Vancouver indy slam 2013 and 2016. In 2013, he was named Poet of Honour for Victoria Spoken Word Festival. He also was a national underground champion at Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2011. A former member of two Vancouver Poetry Slam teams (2009/2010) and one Victoria Poetry Slam team (2013), Johnny has offered hundreds of performances at slams, readings and performing arts festivals across Canada and the United States. He performs both solo and as a member of psychedelic talk rock duo, 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac. Johnny attended Spoken Word residencies at the Banff Centre twice, and was a three-time ensemble member at the Victoria Spoken Word Festival including the 2015 All Star Ensemble.

Visit Johnny’s website
johnnymacrae.com
Contact Johnny
murdocat@gmail.com

At the November 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Johnny will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: nov-22-gathering

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