Helga Parekh is a writer, artist, sculptor, potter, and a performer. 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 one of the most valued members of Surrey Muse where she has supported the group since 2011 by her inspiring contributions as poet, performer, organizer, open mic opener and host.
At this time, Helga is working on a book of poems that also may contain her illustrative art.
At the April 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Helga will open the open Mic Session. More information on the event is here: