Surrey Muse Program January-June 2018

‘Pink Rose’ in Rob Zeer’s ‘Street Kids’ series
from the August 2017 poster designed by Mariam Zohra

Session 13
January – June 2018

Jan 26
Author Joy Haskell
Poet Annie Ross
Performer Pervaiz Akhtar
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Host Sana Janjua

Feb 23
Author Lydia Kwa
Poet Raul Gatica
Performer Sherry Duggall
Open Mic Opener Mariam Zohra
Host Sonja Grgar

March 23
Author Shashi Bhatt
Poet Lee Maracle (via Skype)
Performer Cease Wyss
Open Mic Opener Fauzia Rafique
Host Helga Parekh

Apr 27
Author Joan B. Flood
Poet Adèle Barclay
Performer Marcy of TVOD & Western Obsidian (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Sonja Grgar
Host Alex Macilwain

May 25
Author Susan Crean
Poet Betsy Warland
Performer Arlene Bowman
Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Host Fauzia Rafique

June 22
Author Julie Flett
Poet Ashok Bhargava
Performer Peter Daniels
Open Mic Opener Sana Janjua
Host Mariam Zohra

Updates to this program
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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.

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Joan B. Flood – Surrey Muse

Joan B. Flood is a novelist and a short story writer who has just launched her second novel ‘Left Unsaid’ (Signature Editions 2017). Her first title ‘New Girl’, a Young Adult novel, won the Orpheus Fiction Contest, and it was published in the USA by Musa Publishing. Her short story ’87’ won honourable mention in The Binnacle Ninth Annual Ultra-Short Story Competition 2012. Her work has appeared in various anthologies in Canada, USA and Australia. She has also published some of her writings as Joan Bridget. Joan grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and lived in France and England before settling in Canada. She spent some years in Ottawa, Toronto and Hamilton before arriving in Vancouver, where she now lives.

Visit Joan’s website
joanbflood.com
Contact Joan
joanbflood@gmail.com

At the November 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Joan will be the Booksigning Author. More information about the event is here:
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Joy Haskell – Surrey Muse

Joy Haskell is a poet, screenwriter and director who teaches writing, participates in poetry slams and is a public speaker. She taught Creative Writing at prison, and she now teaches it at high schools and community groups. In her down time she volunteers with animal facilities. Joy began writing poetry and short stories as a young child; her first piece of writing was a poem about vegetables with attitudes, and her first published item was also a poem that appeared in 2008 in an anthology of Indigenous writers. At this time, Joy is working on a novel and a screenplay while living in Surrey.

Contact Joy
joymarcellais@gmail.com

At the November 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Joy will begin the Open Mic session. More information about the event is here:
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Anthony Dalton – Surrey Muse


Anthony Dalton is a writer, scholar and explorer who has combined his passions to create four novels and fourteen books of nonfiction. An award-winning author, he has launched his latest publication, a novel titled ‘The Mathematician’s Journey'(August Words Publishing) in 2016. Working as a photojournalist he has covered assignments in the Arctic, the Falkland Islands, Bangladesh, Norway, throughout the Middle East and many African countries; and, as a former expedition organizer and leader exploring in the Sahara, the deserts of the Middle East and the Canadian Arctic, he has spoken at conferences across Canada, the USA, United Kingdom, Mexico and New Zealand. As well, he has worked at sea as a guest speaker for Smithsonian Journeys, Celebrity Cruises and Princess Cruises. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (FRCGS), a past national president of the Canadian Authors Association (CAA), Anthony is listed in Canadian Who’s Who. At this time, he ‘lives on Mayne Island, off the coast of British Columbia, with his wife, Penny, and rowdy yellow Labrador — Rufus.’

Visit Anthony’s official web page
anthonydalton.net
Contact Anthony
anthony.dalton@shaw.ca

At the November 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Anthony will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here:
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November 24 Gathering of Surrey Muse – 6th Anniversary

66th Gathering

November 24
Author Anthony Dalton
Poet Idrian Burgos
Performer Mariam Zohra
Open Mic Opener Joy Haskell
Booksigning Author Joan B. Flood
Featured art by Rob Zeer
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
Refreshments
Book Table
Free event
Donations welcome

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NEW! Featured Art on Surrey Muse posters
This month our poster features art by
Rob Zeer

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Featured Art by Rob Zeer – ‘Bathers and Dog’


‘This 1×1 metre ‘Bathers and Dog’ was painted on the shoreline of Lake Okanagan in 2010.

‘I set up my easel on the shore of the lake, with background of an extinct volcano, the Selkirk Mountains behind but needed some ‘foreground material’. At that moment a young guy with his huge black dog and pretty girlfriend happened to be walking by and I instantly though perfect! They were thankfully very obliging to pose for some pictures taken with my IPad.

‘This painting is still in my domain to purchase, in case anyone is interested.’

~ Rob Zeer

‘Bathers and Dog’ is featured on the October 2017 poster of Surrey Muse.


Poster designed by Surrey Muse art director Mariam Zohra.

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Rob’s Facebook page
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Chloe Cocking – Surrey Muse

Chloe Cocking is a fiction writer, poet and playwright who has just launched her first novel ‘Blood Rain‘. She is the author of a one-woman play ‘The Blanket on Freud’s Couch‘, and her micro-fiction, articles and poems have appeared in various literary publications, zines and anthologies including ‘Saving Seeds‘ (New West Writers, 2014). She has served as a member of the editorial collective of A Room of One’s Own. She is a member of critique group New West Writers. Chloe professes to be a ‘writer of dark urban fantasy’, and she runs a blog and a newsletter on her craft and different aspects of her life as a writer.

Visit Chloe’s official web page
chloecocking.wordpress.com
Contact Chloe Cocking
chloe.a.cocking@gmail.com

At the October 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Chloe will be the BookSigning Author. More information about the event is here:
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