Second Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday April 24 / 2020

Featured art by Betty Busby, poster design by Mariam Zohra D.

LIVE Watch Party
Friday, April 24, 2020
5:30 -7:30 PM (PT)
Join us on Facebook at Surrey Muse Page
facebook.com/surreymuse

Featured Guests
Author Jessica Barratt
Poet Elaine Woo
Ceramicist Heidi McKenzie
Open Mic Opener Priscilla Sunshine Eagle
Featured art by Betty Busby
Host Jovian Radheshwar

View the video at
Surrey Muse YouTube channel

Free event
Donations welcome

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

More about the gatherings
Gatherings

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Support our Projects
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)
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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Join the First Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday March 27

‘Reversal’ by Shehan Madawela, poster design by Mariam Zohra D.

LIVE Watch Party
Friday, March 27, 2020
5:30 -7:30 PM (PT)
Join us on Facebook at Surrey Muse Page
facebook.com/surreymuse

Featured Guests
Author Lakshmi Gill
Poet Ian Cognito
Performer Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Rhiannon Marshall
Open Mic Session
Host Mariam Zohra D

Discussion
Ask questions from the featured presenters or share your thoughts about their work during the three discussion slots by using the Comment Box in the LIVE Watch Party stream.

Open Mic Session
The Open Mic session offers 3-5 minute reading/presentation time. Call Surrey Muse on Skype to participate. Register your name at surrey.muse@gmail.com by 4pm Friday, March 27.

Recording
The recording of the live show will be housed at Surrey Muse YouTube channel (in progress), and it’ll be posted to Facebook and Surrey Muse web page.

Accessible Free event
Donations welcome

Updates will be posted here
Program
More about the gatherings
Gatherings

‘LIKE’ us on FB
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Support our Projects
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)
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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Rhiannon Marshall – Surrey Muse

Rhiannon Marshall is a poet, writer and a community organizer. Her poems have been published in Cedar Bark Poets’ Zine magazines, and she has co-hosted many monthly poetry readings. Rhiannon has also co-chaired an author Q&A event at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) where she is a fourth year student achieving her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Counselling. At this time, other than compiling her first poetry collection, Rhiannon is working on a children’s book titled ‘Why Do You Walk Like That?’

Contact Rhiannon
missrhia123@gmail.com

At the March 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Rhiannon will begin the Open Mic session. More about the event is here: march-27-2020-gathering

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Support our Projects
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)
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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March 27-2020 Gathering of Surrey Muse

91st Gathering

‘Reversal’ by Shehan Madawela, poster design by Mariam Zohra

Surrey Muse will hold its first virtual Gathering #COVID-19
Information to participate will be made available soon.
Check this post and the Program page for updates.

March 27, 2020
Author Lakshmi Gill
Poet Ian Cognito
Performer Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Rhiannon Marshall
Featured Art by Shehan Madawela
Host Mariam Zohra D

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

Accessible Free event
Donations welcome

Updates will be posted here
Program
More about the gatherings
Gatherings

‘LIKE’ us on FB
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Support our Projects
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)
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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Oath – Surrey Muse


Oath is a poet and a dance artist committed to self exploration through improvisation. She moves between curiosity and chaos, between altered states of wakefulness and dream where the body is the soul’s temple and the dancer longs to drop the mind to reach the divine. A keen student of astrology and occult, Oath has traveled extensively, and she has completed yoga and dance training courses in Thailand, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Guatemala, Costa Rica and United States. Her movement may be described as experimental urban contemporary.

Contact Oath
Oath.oracle@gmail.com

At the February 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Oath will begin the Open Mic session. More about the event is here: february-28-2020

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Support our Projects
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)
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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Ali Kazimi – Surrey Muse

Ali Kazimi is a Toronto-based filmmaker and author who in 2019 became the first Indo-Canadian to receive the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. Prominent works include feature documentaries Narmada: A Valley Rises, Continuous Journey, and Random Acts of Legacy. Ali has also produced short and mid-length documentaries, experimental films and 3D media rt installations. His films have won more than thirty awards and honours around the world including the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political film, the Golden Gate Award and the Gold Conch for Best Documentary. He is the author of Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru – An Illustrated History (Douglas & McIntyre 2011) that became a finalist for both the 2012 Vancouver Book Award and 2013 BC Book Prizes. In 2019, the University of British Columbia conferred Ali with a honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Ali is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts at York University where he has been teaching since 2006 and has also served as Chair.

More about Ali
youtube.com
View one of his films
vimeo.com (Password: RAOL2016)
Contact Ali
ali.a.kazimi@gmail.com

At the February 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Ali will be the Featured Filmmaker via Skype from Toronto. More about the event is here: february-28-2020

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Support our Projects
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)
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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Nnamdi Okonkwo – Sculptor

Nnadmi
Any glory or acclaim that ever comes to me
as an artist, I will attribute directly to my mother
and wife, the two people who have stood by me and
have never wavered in their encouragement
and support for me as an artist
.’ Nnamdi Okonkwo

Nnamdi Okonkwo is a sculptor who seeks (in Picasso’s words), to ‘wash away from the soul the dust of everyday life.’ He sees himself as an artist for art’s sake and sees art as a way to ennoble and lift the human spirit.

Born in Nigeria in 1965, Nnamdi studied art at the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu. He graduated with his BFA in sculpture from Brigham Young University (Hawaii) and completed his MFA in sculpture from BYU (Provo) in 1997.

Nnamdi’s works can be found displayed at various galleries and museums as well as in sculptures gardens and private collections throughout the world. His latest work is a large-scale commission installed in the city of Changsha, China.

View some of Nnamdi’s work
nnamdiart.com
Visit his Facebook page
facebook.com/NnamdiSculptures
Contact Nnamdi
nnamdiart@gmail.com

Nnamdi lives and works in Fayetteville, Georgia with his wife, Deidra, and their three children.

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Support our Projects
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)
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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