Sonja Grgar is a freelance journalist and creative writer with a passion for complexity. She has been featured in a number of poetry and prose anthologies, most recent of which is the Family Ties Anthology (Hidden Brook Press 2014). Sonja is the recipient of the 2014 Writers International Network Canada Literary Ambassador Award. Her writings have appeared in the Globe and Mail, and were broadcast on CFRC 101.9 FM Radio (Kingston, ON) and on Vancouver’s Co-Op radio. She has created several magazine style television stories and documentaries for Shaw TV, and has served as a co-host for several of the station’s programs. Her mini documentary on the first Vancouver Cuban Music Festival was aired on Shaw TV.
Sonja has been a featured reader and performer with a number of local groups including Poetic Justice and Surrey Muse, and she is ‘proud to serve on the latter’s organizing collective as a Media Coordinator‘. Sonja also co-facilitates Surrey Muse Writers, a drop-in critique group for writers.
When she is not writing, Sonja can be found salsa dancing or waxing poetic about Cuba.
Sonja is one of the Open Mic presenters at the Fifth Anniversay gathering of Surrey Muse. More about the event is here: november-25-gathering-of-surrey-muse