Awards Ceremony – Surrey Muse Art & Literature Awards 2022

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

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Winners – Surrey Muse Art & Literature Awards 2022

WINNERS ANNOUNCED for Surrey Muse Art & Literature Awards 2022

Surrey Muse Awards

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

Honorable Mentions

‘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…

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Shortlists – Surrey Muse Art & Literature Awards 2022

Surrey Muse Arts Society has announced the short and long lists for the five Surrey Muse Art & Literature Awards 2022. Below are the five Shortlist, in alphabetical order.

Shortlist

Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction 2022

‘Watching the Swans’ by Lucy E.M. Black, Port Perry ON

‘We Are Not Seahorses’ by K.R. Byggdin, Halifax NS

‘The Boy’ by Samantha Krilow, Surrey BC

‘Nightshade’ by Lynn Hutchinson Lee, Toronto ON

‘The Stoner Files’ by Cynthis Sharp, Vancouver BC

‘White Snow and Seven Dreams’ by Melissa Yuan-Innes, North Lancaster ON

View Longlist, Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction 2022

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Shortlist

Faith Nolan Award for Music 2022

Entry14 (1-800-Just-Don’t 2:56, Was I ever a kid? 2:40) by Terez Goulet, Calgary AB  

Entry5 (Adam: What I learned at School 7:53) by Janel Rae, Toronto ON

Entry7 (Answer me 3:25, Nellie 1:21, Hooks: 4:66) by Janel Rae, Toronto ON

Entry4 (Boring People 3:32, Cry Like A Flood 3:11) by Ben Sures, Edmonton AB

Entry18 (Tripping 7:06) by Myrtle Thomas, Montréal QC

Entry9 (Late Bloomer 3:13, Side of Small Town 2:54, Like You Mean It 3:39) by Hayley Verrall, Burlington ON

View the Longlist for the Faith Nolan Award for Music 2022

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Shortlist

Susan Crean Award for Nonfiction 2022

‘In the Ethiopian Context: Two Excerpts from a Memoir’ by Marian Dodds, Vancouver BC

‘A Letter for Lisa’ by Veronica Gorlova, Vancouver BC

‘My Mother’s Ghost’ by Claire Lawrence, Port Moody BC

‘My Rebellious Feet’ by Diary Marif, Vancouver BC

‘From an Old Hen With Plenty of Clucks Left to Give’ by Dorothy Palmer, Burlington ON

‘A Sexy Crip Manifesto’ by Seeley Quest, Halifax NS

View the Longlist for the Susan Crean Award for Nonfiction 2022

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Shortlist

Vera Manuel Award for Poetry 2022

‘Beneath the earth’ (When I say bend, hey, it’s just me) by Hari Alluri, New Westminster BC

‘Iney’ (Iney) by Imear Laffan, Nelson BC

‘Digressions from a Name’ (Digressions from a name) by Kyle Mckillop, Langley BC

‘bare and other poems’ (i tried to write a love poem) by Franz Seachel, Vancouver BC

‘My hand on the altar’ (my hand on the altar) by Cynthia Sharp, Vancouver BC

‘Poetry submissions’ (faces like ours) by Hya Sheikh, Scarborough ON

View the Longlist for Vera Manuel Award for Poetry 2022

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Shortlist

Norval Morrisseau Award for Visual Arts 2022

Entry10 by Omokanye Adetona, Toronto ON

Entry20 by Sena Cleave, Vancouver BC

Entry17 by Henritta Hall, Ottawa ON

Entry27 by Tamar Haytayan, Vancouver BC

Entry22 by Kenzie Housego, Calgary AB

Entry3 by Elyse Longair, Kingston ON

View the Longlist for Norval Morrisseau Award for Visual Arts 2022

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Heather Haley – Surrey Muse

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 SidewaysThree 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)

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At the October 28, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Heather will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: friday-october-28

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Liz Toohey-Wiese – Surrey Muse

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.

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