Lilija Valis is a Vancouver-based poet, spoken word, and recording artist. She is the author of poetry book Freedom on the Fault Line, and she has released a solo recording, ‘Poems of Freedom and Other Everyday Things’, and a group recording ‘Skytrain’ with Secret Messengers. Lilija won Vancouver Tagore Society’s 2017 First Prize in Poetry, and she was a prizewinner at Artists Embassy International 2017 Dancing Poetry Festival in San Francisco. Her work has been featured in various anthologies, and she has performed at literary, musical and philosophical events such as Poetic Justice, Surrey Muse, Renaissance Books, and LibertyMingle. She has hosted poetry and music events and has been interviewed on Co-Op Radio on numerous occasions. Lilija is working on a new book of poems.
At the August 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Lilija will be our featured Performer with Musician Enrico Renz. More about the event is here: august-25-gathering
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded territories of the
Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.