Johnny MacRae – Surrey Muse

Photo by Derek Ford

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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Winston Le – Surrey Muse

Winston Le is a Vietnamese-Canadian poet and an arts organizer living in Langley, BC. His debut chapbook, translanguaging was shortlisted for the 2018 Broken Pencil Zine Awards. His poems have been featured in both Filling Station and Seagery Zine. He was the Events Coordinator for Asians on Edge, an Asian-Canadian diasporic literary event. He most recently collaborated with multi-instrumentalist composer Cameron Catalano in composing a song as part of Art Song Lab 2019, performed at Pyatt Hall by soprano singer Robyn Driedger-Klassen and pianist Rachel Iwaasa. Winston is now working on his next collection of poems.

Visit Winston on Facebook
facebook.com/winston.le.3
Contact Winston
winstonladdle@gmail.com

At the November 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Winston will begin the Open Mic Session. More information about the event is here: november-22-2019-gathering

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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November 22-2019 Gathering of Surrey Muse

88th Gathering

Featured art by Ed Kuris, poster design by Mariam Zohra

The 8th Anniversary Gathering (2011-2019)

November 22, 2019
Author Dorothy Christian
Poet Johnny MacRae
Performer Summer Pervez Sultan
Visiting Author Sharon Berg (Toronto)
Open Mic Opener Winston Le
Featured Art by Ed Kuris
Host Sana Janjua

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

Updates will be posted here
Program
More about the gatherings
Gatherings

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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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Enna B. de Guzman – Surrey Muse

Enna is a writer of creative prose and children’s literature. Her work has appeared in anthologies ‘More Here Than Before‘ published by Vancouver Public Library and ‘Surrey Stories Connect‘ published by Surrey Libraries. Enna has experience in business writing, and she has presented her research on mediation and workplace bullying at international conferences. At this time, Enna is writing ‘Ardenne Through the Seasons‘, a book she began to write for her granddaughter, Ardenne, and other young children ‘to learn more about the world’.

Visit Enna on Facebook
facebook.com/azucena.bdeguzman
Contact Enna
ennadeguzman@gmail.com

At the October 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Enna will begin the Open Mic Session. More information about the event is here: october-25-gathering

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

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Bill Arnott – Surrey Muse

Bill Arnott is an author, poet and songwriter based in Vancouver where he has produced a collection of his songs as an Indie Folk CD titled Studio 6. His poetry and prose have appeared in various countries, and he performs across Canada and overseas. Bill has published Gone Viking: A Travel Saga, Dromomania and Wonderful Magical Words, and he presents Bill’s Artist Showcase on regular basis. Bill is the recipient of a 2019 poetry prize from Pandora’s Collective, a national qualifier citation from the RYGA songwriting challenge, and he is a finalist for the Whistler Independent Book Awards with his travelogue Gone Viking: A Travel Saga.

Visit Bill’s Amazon page
amazon.com/Bill-Arnott
Follow on Twitter
@billarnott_aps
Contact Bill Arnott
billyarnott@hotmail.com

At the October 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Bill will be the Featured Performer. More information about the event is here: october-25-gathering

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

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Ian Cognitō – Surrey Muse

Ian Cognitō is a poet, author and the founder and artistic director of 15 Minutes of Infamy, a word-craft cabaret in Nanaimo BC where he also works as the assistant director of the WordStorm Society of the Arts. Since authoring flora, fauna & h. sapiens, a poetic tango with co-author, Pat Smekal, Ian has been putting the finishing touches on Animusings: a bestiary of poetic reflection. He also writes short fiction and has an extensive portfolio of children’s fiction in verse. His other incarnations have included language instructor, child and youth care worker, and theatrical clown (in no particular order). Ian lives in Yellowpoint BC.

Check Word Works Magazine
issuu.com/fbcw/docs
Visit Ian’s Facebook page
facebook.com/yancognito
Contact Ian Cognitō
cyberian@telus.net

At the October 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Ian will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here: october-25-gathering

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

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Cathy Stonehouse – Surrey Muse

Cathy Stonehouse is a poet, fiction writer and an educator who has just launched her debut novel titled The Causes (Pedlar Press 2019). Born and raised in the UK, Cathy has published two collections of her poetry, The Words I Know (Press Gang 1994), and Grace Shiver (Inanna 2011), and one collection of short fiction, Something about the Animal (Biblioasis 2011). She co-edited the creative nonfiction anthology Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood with Fiona Tinwei Lam and Shannon Cowan, and she edited EVENT magazine from 2000-2004. At this time, she is a member of faculty in the departments of creative writing and interdisciplinary expressive arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Visit Cathy’s website
cathystonehouse.com
View her facebook page
facebook.com/cathy.stonehouse.58
Contact Cathy Stonehouse
cathy.stonehouse@gmail.com

At the October 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Cathy will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here: october-25-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 Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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