Helga Parekh is a writer, artist, sculptor, potter, and a performer. She has published a self-made chapbook of her poem 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 was a member of New West Writers, a member and sometimes facilitator of Renaissance Book Writers. She is a Core group member of Surrey Muse since 2012, and she is the Group Facilitator of Surrey Muse Writers. At this time, she is working on another book of poems that also may contain her illustrative art. In 2017, Helga completed the Southbank Writer’s Course at the SFU Surrey campus.
At the July 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Helga will be the Host. More information about the event is here:
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.