(SheLa) Nefertiti Morrison – Surrey Muse

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Injuries, an autoimmune condition, chronic pain,
sleep disorders, tech issues, our broken medical system – or
Starving Artists And Scribblers’ Syndrome (SASS)
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(SheLa E.) Nefertiti Morrison is an award-winning writer and poet who has published poetry, journalism, interviews and essays in various publications including Aesthetica, Room, On SPEC, The Toronto Star, The Georgia Straight and Reader’s Digest. She has presented her poems at Poetic Justice, Surrey Muse and Poetry In the Park. She earned her Post-Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing for her memoir/fiction manuscript from Humber School for Writers, completed a poetry workshop at Banff School of Fine Arts, and has a Diploma in Counselling. Nefertiti is an apprentice member of ACTRA/Union of B.C Performers, a bub (pet rat) enthusiast, and a Literary Advisor to Surrey Muse. She has volunteered in maximum security women’s prison for five+ years, and has donated blood over fifty times, and more than anything, she loves to laugh.

Visit Nefertiti’s blog
shelanefertitimorrison.wordpress.com
Contact Nefertiti
nefertiti.shela@gmail.com

At the July 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Nefertiti will begin the Open Mic session. More information about the event is here: july-26-2019-gathering

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Kyle McKillop – Surrey Muse

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Kyle McKillop is a poet, teacher and traveler. His full name translates as Narrows Crooked Nose Son of Lover of Horses. He recently graduated from UBC’s creative writing MFA program with a thesis in poetry, and his work has appeared in a variety of places, including CV2, English Practice, and the Sustenance anthology of BC food writing from Anvil Press. He is also the president of the Surrey English Teachers’ Association.

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At the July 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Kyle will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here: july-26-2019-gathering

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Janet Fretter – Surrey Muse

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Janet Fretter writes short fiction and narrative nonfiction while working to finish her first novel. She is the managing editor of emerge an annual anthology produced by the students of the Writer’s Studio (TWS), and she provides mini-manuscript consults at Vancouver Public Library for TWS.

A graduate of Simon Fraser University’s inaugural Southbank Writers’ Program (2012), Janet continued on as a member of the fiction cohort in TWS 2013, and then as fiction mentor apprentice In 2014.

Janet is a member of Federation of BC Writers, an avid reader of books, and a vibrant contributor to some of Vancouver Lower Mainland’s writing communities where she supports all things ‘literary and local’.

More about Janet Fretter
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Contact Janet
jfretter@shaw.ca

At the November 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Janet will present a selection from her published and unpublished work. More about the event is here:
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November 27-2015 Gathering of Surrey Muse

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November 27, 2015
Author Janet Fretter
Poet Nefertiti SheLa Morrison
Performer Larry Nicholson
Open Mic Opener Kyle McKillop
Booksigning Author Lucas Crawford
Host David Macilwain

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

Book Table
Refreshments
Free event
Donations welcome
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Jillian Christmas – Surrey Muse

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Jillian Christmas is a stunning performer who delivers with ease her poetics of depth, awareness and protest. An innovator, a firebrand community developer, and a musician with her own band, she won Grand Poetry-Slam Championship titles at both the Vancouver BedRocc poetry-slam (2011) and the Vancouver Poetry Slam (2012, 2014). She represented Vancouver at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Minneapolis, Minnesota (2013) and Austin, Tx (2014).

Jillian’s work has been published in a number of collections including Matrix New Queer Writing (issue 98), and The Great Black North (anthology). She has held spots on five Canadian slam teams, and she has competed in nine North American national poetry slams.

From 2011-2014, Jillian served as a member of Spoken Word Canada’s board of directors, with duties regarding the development of national policy to improve political dynamics within the spoken word community, and to increase anti-oppression initiatives. She has facilitated spoken word workshops for youth and adults across the country.

Born and raised in Markham ON, Jillian now lives in Vancouver BC where she works as the Artistic Director of Versəs Festival of Words, and, she is preparing to go back on the road with her band Late Night Ruckus.

More about Jillian
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At the October 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Jillian will present a selection of her published work. More about the event is here:
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Isaac Yuen – Surrey Muse

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Isaac Yuen situates and writes about the self in the forms of critical and creative non-fiction that revolves around ideas of nature, culture, and identity. He is the winner of the 2013 Web of Life Foundation international essay competition. His works can be found in Ricepaper, Alternatives Journal: Canada’s environmental voice, Flyway: Journal of writing and environment, and Schema Magazine: For the interculturally-minded.

A first-generation Chinese-Canadian, Isaac is also the creator of Ekostories, an award-winning blog and essay collection that explores the power of narrative to evoke personal and societal change.

Visit Isaac’s web page
ekostories.com
Contact Isaac Yuen
iyuen12@gmail.com

At the October 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Isaac will present a selection from his published work. More about the event is here:
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Bonnie Quan Symons – Surrey Muse

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Bonnie Quan Symons is a poet of deep delicate moments who writes all forms of poetry including haiku. Her Quatchi haiku came in the second place for a Quatchi haiku poems contest in the Vancouver Courier. Bonnie has been writing poetry and nonfiction for over thirty-five years, and she has been published in Canada, United States and Australia.

Some of her poems can be found at Kind of a Hurricane Press, Four and Twenty, Resurrectionist Review and Skive Magazine.

Bonnie moved to Vancouver from Calgary in the 80s, and since then she has been involved in organizing literary, cultural and educational events in the city. She works at the BC Teachers’ Federation in Vancouver while volunteering her time as a member of Pandora’s Collective and Writers International Network (WIN) Canada.

More about Bonnie (by Bonnie)
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At the October 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Bonnie will present a selection of her published and unpublished poems. More about the event is here:
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