Christopher Levenson – Surrey Muse

Christopher Levenson is a poet, a mentor and a literary organizer who has published twelve books of poetry, most recent being: A tattered coat upon a stick (Quattro, 2017). His book, Night Vision (Quattro, 2014) was short listed for the Governor General’s Award for poetry; and, his first book, In Transit (1959) was the first recipient of the Eric Gregory Award in 1960, where the jury consisted of T.S Eliot, Henry Moore and Bonamy Dobree. Christopher has presented his poetry in Australia, India, Ireland, Russia, the USA, the UK, and of course, Canada. A co-founder and the first editor of Arc magazine, he also taught full-year credit poetry workshop courses twenty five times at Carleton University in Ottawa. Since coming to Vancouver in 2007, he has helped re-start and organize the Dead Poets Reading Series, and he has founded a book club called SALinE (South Asian Literature in English).

More about Christopher
writersunion.ca/member/christopher-levenson
Contact Christopher
christopher.levenson236@gmail.com

At the July 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Christopher will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here:
july-27-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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July 27 Gathering of Surrey Muse

73rd Gathering

July 27, 2018
Author Sultan Somjee
Poet Christopher Levenson
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Booksigning Author Manolis
Featured Art by Christi Belcourt
Host Helga Parekh

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

Updates will be posted here
Program
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Peter Daniels – Surrey Muse


Peter Daniels is a painter, an art teacher and an actor who graduated in fine art from Nelson’s Notre Dame University in 1974. He has taught art workshops in different cities of British Columbia, and art classes to grades 8-12 at St. Michael’s University School in Victoria, and later, at Matsqui Correctional Institution in Abbotsford. He also operated a private studio in Surrey between 1981 to 1997; published, distributed and exhibited fine art prints; designed exhibitions and commissioned art during 2004 to 2016. As well, he acts and writes for films. His exhibitions and gallery presentations include Habitat Vancouver (1977), Pre Expo 86 Vancouver (1985), Agora Gallery, Manhattan NY (1997), Long Beach Art Show, Long Beach CA (1997), Winter Olympics, Vancouver (2010), The Vancouver Art Gallery (1981), The Victoria Art Gallery (1981), Gallery on the Lake, Buckhorn ON (1993), The Rubicorn Calgary, Alberta (1993) and Leavensworth and Lynwood Galleries in Washington (1993). Peter was nominated for the Bronfman in Canada in 1999. Since 2000, he works out of his studio in Surrey organizing open houses offline and online to sell his art direct to the public.

Visit Peter’s website
peterdanielsfineart.com
Contact Peter
whoa.peterdanielsfineart@telus.net

At the June 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Peter will be the Featured Performer. More information about the event is here:
june-22-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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June 22 Gathering of Surrey Muse

72nd Gathering

June 22, 2018
Author Susan Crean
Poet Ashok Bhargava
Performer Peter Daniels
Open Mic Opener Sana Janjua
Booksigning Author Ibrahim Honjo
Featured Art by Risham Syed
Host Mariam Zohra

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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Surrey Muse Program July-November 2018

‘2016 – 2018 extinction portraits’
by annie ross
featured on April 2018 poster

Session 14
July-November 2018

July 27
Author Sultan Somjee
Poet Christopher Levenson
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Booksigning Author Manolis
Host Helga Parekh

Aug 24
Author Yilin Wang
Poet Aidan Chaffe
Performer Tony Morris (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Mandeep Wirk
Booksigning Author Alan Hill
Host Sana Janjua

Sept 28
Author Lydia Kwa
Poet Wil George
Performer Endangered Species
Open Mic Opener Saroop Soofi
Booksigning Author Susan Crean
Host Alex Macilwain

Oct 26
Author Fauzia Rafique
Poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Performer Larry Nicholson
Open Mic Opener Katheren Szabo
Booksigning Author Jónína Kirton
Host Sonja Grgar

Nov 23
Author Giles Slade
Poet Keith Garebian
Celebration 7th Anniversary of Surrey Muse
Open Mic Opener Nefertiti SheLah Morrison
Booksigning Author Heidi Greco
Host Mariam Zohra

Updates to this program
Will be posted below
Program

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. To recommend authors, poets and performers to be featured at Surrey Muse, use the email address at the bottom of this post or try the online recommendations form

Surrey Muse gatherings
Gatherings

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

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Arlene Bowman – Surrey Muse

Arlene Bowman is a Dine’ filmmaker who shoots still photographs, performs open mic, sings, and choreographs modern dance-jazz. Her films and videos include: Locked Doors (4 min. song poem video, 2013), Illegal Anger (4 min. song poem video, 2011), The Graffiti‘ (30 min. experimental drama video, 2010), ‘Song Journey‘ (hour documentary video, 1994), Women and Men Are Good Dancers (5 min. video, 1994) and Navajo Talking Picture (40 min. color 16mm film, 1986). As an eight year old, Arlene learned to draw people’s faces and bodies in elementary art classes, and at fourteen, she went into still photography later earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Still Photography at San Francisco Art Institute. But that changed to filmmaking as soon as she moved to Los Angeles in 1977 where she obtained Masters of Fine Arts in film production at University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1986. At this time, Arlene lives in Vancouver and she is working on various projects including to produce-write a feature drama titled Tourquoise in LA, make a personal-experimental documentary about Na Dene and Dine’ speaking peoples in Canada-USA, make a documentary-animation about coho salmon, create Indigenous Woman Filmmakers’ Conference, Tourquoise Filmmaker, a non-profit organization for low income Indigenous filmmakers.

Visit Arlene’s homepage
visualeye.wordpress.com
Contact Arlene
bluesky5videocamera@gmail.com

At the May 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Arlene will be the Featured Performer. More information about the event is here:
may-25-2018-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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May 25 / 2018 Gathering of Surrey Muse

71st Gathering

May 25, 2018
Author Tariq Malik
Poet Betsy Warland
Performer Arlene Bowman
Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Featured Art by Diwan Manna
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

Updates will be posted here
Program
More about the gatherings
Gatherings

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

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