The five 1st Place Winners of this year’s Surrey Muse Art & Literature Awards will present their winning entries, and engage with the participants.
Saturday, November 26, 2022 1 – 4pm (PT) Room 120, City Centre branch, Surrey Libraries 10350 University Drive, Surrey BC Phone: 604-598-7426
Guest of Honour: Poet/Educator/Arts Activist Joanne Arnott
Featured Artists Author Lynn Hutchinson Lee, Toronto ON 1st Place Winner, Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction 2022 Musician Ben Sures, Edmonton AB 1st Place Winner, Faith Nolan Award for Music 2022 Author Claire Lawrence, Port Moody BC 1st Place Winner, Susan Crean Award for Nonfiction 2022 Poet Hari Alluri, New Westminster BC 1st Place Winner, Vera Manuel Award for Poetry Artist Sena Cleave, Vancouver BC 1st Place Winner, Norval Morrisseau Award for Visual Arts
Surrey Muse Arts Society congratulates the 2022 winners of the five Surrey Muse Art & Literature Awards, and wishes each a resounding success in achieving next levels of creativity and recognition. The quality of submissions was high this first year making it a tough competition in each area.
Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction 2022
1st Place Winner ‘Nightshade’ by Lynn Hutchinson Lee, Toronto ON
2nd Place Winner ‘The Stoner Files’ by Cynthis Sharp, Vancouver BC
3rd Place Winner ‘White Snow and Seven Dreams’ by Melissa Yuan-Innes, North Lancaster ON
‘We are not Seahorses’ by K.R. Byggdin, Halifax NS
‘Watching the Swans’ by Lucy E.M. Black, Port Perry ON
‘The Boy’ by Samantha Krilow, Surrey BC
For the Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction, we are grateful to Judge Cathleen With, Jury Members Hannah McReady and Fauzia Rafique, and, Author Joy Kogawa for giving us permission to…
Heather Haley is a multi-media artists integrating disciplines, genres and media. She is the author of novel, The Town Slut’s Daughter, currently being adapted to the stage, and of poetry collections Sideways, Three Blocks West of Wonderland and Skookum Raven. Heather’s writings have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. She was poetry editor for the LA Weekly and publisher of the Edgewise Cafe, one of Canada’s first electronic literary magazines. Heather has directed numerous videopoems that became official selections at dozens of international film festivals. She has toured Canada, the U.S and Europe in support of two critically acclaimed CDs of spoken word songs titled Princess Nut and Surfing Season. (Photo by Patrick Powers)
Liz Toohey-Wiese is a settler artist residing on the homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. She is a graduate from the MFA program at NSCAD University. She completed her undergraduate degree in painting at Emily Carr University, also undertaking coursework at the University of Victoria and the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. She has taken part in solo and group shows across Canada, and recently was the artist in residence at the Sointula Art Shed (2019), the Caetani Cultural Center (2020/21/22), and Island Mountain Arts (2021). Deeply interested in the history of landscape painting, her paintings explore contemporary relationships between identity and place. Her most recent work explores the complicated topic of wildfires and their connections to tourism, economy, grief, and renewal. She is an instructor of Drawing and Painting at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.