October 24-2014 Gathering of Surrey Muse – Tribute to Valerie B-Taylor

32nd Gathering

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October 24, 2014
Author Antonia Levi
Poet Frances Cabahug
Performer Mariam Zohra D.
Open mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Readings from the work of: Valerie B-Taylor
Host Helga Parekh

Room 418 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

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Free event
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Lavana La Brey – Surrey Muse

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Lavana was born in Edmonton and has lived in British Columbia for most of her life. The co-owner of Renaissance Bookstore in New Westminster with John Preston for over 18 years, Lavana has provided a (free) home to various art and literary activities including literature critique groups, book launches, and music / spoken word open mic events. Her role is pivotal in the development of art and literature in New Westminster where she has facilitated the finding of various art, music and poetry groups.

A budding guitarist and song-writer, Lavana has been a regular participant at the Songwriters Open Mic held weekly at Renaissance Books for the past year. Her songs are rooted in country music but her lyrics allude to varied themes where she freely places herself as an independent mixed race city gal with no pretensions of being anything but.

Lavana also enjoys painting and writing poetry.

Visit Lavana at Ren Books
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Sadhu Binning – Surrey Muse

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Sadhu was born in 1947 in Punjab, India and moved to Canada in 1967. A retired UBC language instructor, Sadhu has authored and co-authored more than seventeen books of poetry, fiction, plays, translations and research and his works have been included in over forty such anthologies in Punjabi and English. He edited a literary monthly Watno Dur and co-edits a quarterly, Watan. He is a founding member of “Vancouver Sath,” a theatre collective and Ankur,  an English language-magazine.

He sat on the BC Arts Board from 1993 to 1995. As an active member of Punjabi Language Education Association, he has been promoting Punjabi language in educational institutions in BC for the last two and a half decades.

Selected Publications:

Novel:
– Jugtoo, 2002;

Poetry:
– Yaar Mera Driya, 2001;
– No More Watno Dur a bilingual collection, 1994;
– Rishte Dariawan De, 1991;
– Jangal De Virudh, 1986;
– Sone Rangi Sarak, 1976

Short Stories:
– Fauji Banta Singh and other stories, (A Collection in English) 2014
– Katha Canada, Co-Edited, 2000;
– Lihon Lathe, 1994/2001;
– Kis Da Kasur, 1982

Plays:
– Latan de Bhoot Co-authored 2001
– Picket Line, Co-authored, 1995.
– Research / Translations:
– Nastik Bani, 2012;
– Sangharash De Sau Vre, Co-authored, 2000.
– Vot Da hak, Co- Authored, 1997.
– Budh Dhillon, From English into Punjabi, 2002;
– Maluka, Co-Translated a novel from English into Punjabi, 1988.

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September 26-2014 Gathering of Surrey Muse

31st Gathering

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September 26, 2014
Author Sadhu Binning
Poet Lydia Kwa
Performer Lavana La Brey
Open mic Opener Mariam Zohra D.
Booksigning Author Ghia Aweida
Host Sonja Grgar

Room 418 – City Centre branch
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Lawren Nemeth – Surrey Muse

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Lawren Nemeth is a song-writer, performer, producer and comedian. He has been performing and writing songs for years and co-hosts the weekly Royal City Literary Arts Society (RCLAS) Songwriters Open Mic. with Enrico Renz.

Along with Enrico Renz and Lilija Valis, Lawren forms part of the Secret Messengers through which he has performed at literary, musical and philosophical events in the Greater Vancouver area, such as Poetic Justice, Renaissance Books and LibertyMingle at Cobalt Theatre.

As part of the Secret Messengers, he will be releasing his recording “Skytrain” (for which the cover is pictured above) at Renaissance Books in September. His solo and group recordings can be seen on YouTube.

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