Helga Parekh is a writer, artist, sculptor, potter, and a performer. She has published a self-made chapbook of her poems called ‘Learning from the Timeless Beauty Of a Tulip’ in 2016. Her poems have appeared in various publications, the latest being Saving Seeds (New West Writers, 2014), and her poems were the finalists in the Burnaby Writers Society annual writing contest in 2012. She has illustrated a children’s book ‘Ramya’s Stars’ by Mala Ashok. It was published by Pratham Books, a not-for-profit organization in India, in multiple Indian languages to promote reading among children. It is available in Hindi and English at the Surrey Libraries. Helga is a Core group member of Surrey Muse since 2011, and she is the Group Facilitator of Surrey Muse Writers.
Helga is a member of New West Writers, and a member and sometimes facilitator of Renaissance Book Writers. At this time, Helga is working on a book of poems that also may contain her illustrative art.
At the April 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Helga will begin the Open mic session. More about the event is here: