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 member of New West Writers, a member and sometimes facilitator of Renaissance Book Writers, and she is a Core group member of Surrey Muse since 2011, and she is the Group Facilitator of Surrey Muse Writers since 2016. At this time, Helga is working on a book of poems that also may contain her illustrative art.
At the August 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Helga will open the Open Mic session. 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.