Keith Garebian – Surrey Muse

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Keith Garebian is an award-winning Canadian poet living in Mississauga, Ontario. He has published twenty-two books with eight poetry collections including: ‘Poetry is Blood‘ (Guernica), William Hutt: Soldier Actor (Guernica), Blue: The Derek Jarman Poems (Signature), and ‘Frida: Paint Me As a Volcano‘. One of his Derek Jarman poems has been set to music by Gregory Spears in the United States. His reviews and articles have appeared in over a hundred publications. Keith holds a doctorate in Canadian and Commonwealth Literature from Queen’s University. His work has been translated into French, Armenian, German, Chinese, Romanian, Bulgarian, and Hindi. In 2000, he became the first critic-at-large to be appointed by a public library. Keith runs ‘Garebian on the Arts’, a review website on WordPress.

Visit Keith’s web page
garebian.wordpress.com
Contact Keith
kgarebian@rogers.com

At the November 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Keith will be the Featured Poet, visiting us from Ontario (thank you, Keith). More information about the event is here:
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November 23-2018 Gathering of Surrey Muse – 7th Anniversary Celebration

77th Gathering


November 23, 2018
Author Giles Slade
Poet Keith Garebian
7th Anniversary Celebration of Surrey Muse
Open Mic Opener (SheLa) Nefertiti Morrison
Booksigning Author Heidi Greco
Featured Art by Christi Belcourt
Host Mariam Zohra D.

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 405 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Open Mic
Book Table
Refreshments

Free event
Donations welcome

Updates will be posted here
Program
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Gatherings

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Craig Wilson Ruttle – Surrey Muse

A portrait of Craig Wilson Ruttle by Tyrone (at age 5)

My first book of poems was written while raking leaves
on Thetis Island. Many of the poems in my latest book came
into being while walking alone in the forest after dark
.’

Craig Wilson Ruttle is the author of two collections of poems. His latest book titled ‘In Praise of Bombast‘ was launched by Silver Bow Publishing in 2018. His first collection ‘So if I built a bird’s nest in the middle of the light‘ was published by Ekstasis Editions (Palimscest Press) in 1986.

At the January 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Craig will be the Featured Poet. More on the event is here: january-25-2019-gathering

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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October 26-2018 Gathering of Surrey Muse

76th Gathering


October 26, 2018
Author Fauzia Rafique
Poet Jónína Kirton
Performer Larry Nicholson
Open Mic Opener Katheren Szabo
Booksigning Author Craig Wilson Ruttle
Featured Art by Christi Belcourt
Host Sonja Grgar

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 405 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Open Mic
Book Table
Refreshments

Free event
Donations welcome

Updates will be posted here
Program
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Gatherings

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Shazia Hafiz Ramji – Surrey Muse

Shazia Hafiz Ramji is a poet, novelist and editor who won the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry for her first book ‘Port of Being’ in 2017, and the book is now being launched by Invisible Publishing. Her chapbook, ‘Prosopopoeia’ was published by Anstruther Press in 2017, and her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Best Canadian Poetry 2018, The Humber Literary Review, and Quill & Quire. Shazia is an editor for Metatron Press, Canadian Women in the Literary Arts, and she serves as a publishing consultant, board member, and editor for various journals and organizations across Canada. She will be appearing at the Vancouver Writers Festival, and giving a writing workshop and editorial consult at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference. Earlier this year, Shazia founded the Intersections Reading Group, a series dedicated to discussing race, gender, and class in writing and in life. She lives in East Vancouver where she is working on a second book of poems and a novel.

More on Shazia is here
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Contact Shazia
shaziahafizramji@gmail.com

At the September 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Shazia will be the Booksigning Author. More information about the event is here:
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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Wil George – Surrey Muse

Wil George is a poet and storyteller from Tsleil-Waututh Nation of Coast Salish. His poetry book ‘Survival In Its Many Shapes’ was published by UNIT-PITT Projects in 2011 while the book launch was accompanied by a video, and a radio program that broadcast the readings presented at the event. Wil received Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Literary Arts in 2017. His poems have appeared in various literary publications including Ricepaper Magazine, and ‘Salish Seas: an anthology of text + image‘ published by Aboriginal Writers West Coast in 2011. Wil’s poetry ‘focuses on water-bodies (inlets, rivers, oceans, etc.) and the land (mountains, forests, shore-lines, etc.) He also uses Wolf and Raven from traditional Salish stories in contemporary settings and to address contemporary issues.’

Contact Wil
wg288196@gmail.com

At the September 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Wil George will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here:
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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Saroop Soofi – Surrey Muse


Saroop Soofi is a visual artist, researcher and an art educationist born in Lahore, Pakistan. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows in Canada and Pakistan, and she has received awards and distinctions for it. Saroop completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors (sculpture) from Lahore’s National College of Arts (NCA) in 2009. She has done research on identity politics, feminist and postcolonial theory, and she has graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) on the unceded Musqueam territory with a MFA in 2017. She has five years of experience teaching Visual Arts, Art History and Contemporary Sculpture at UBC, NCA and Kinnard College for women in Lahore. Saroop has also worked as a lead actor in long plays for A Plus Television Channel, and with Madeeha Gohar at Ajoka Theatre in Pakistan. Saroop carries out her art practice from her studio in Burnaby, and she works part time for Dhahan Prize for Punjabi literature.

Visit Saroop’s website
saroopsoofi.com
Contact Saroop
soofissaroop@gmail.com

At the September 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Saroop will begin the Open Mic Session. More information about the event is here:
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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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