Tanmeet Kaur – Surrey Muse

Tanmeet Kaur is a poet, painter and blogger who likes to infuse her poems with paintings. Studying at Douglas College as an international student from India, she is the vice president of Douglas Debates club with over 100+ members while in India Tanmeet was adjudged as the best speaker in GTM Gibson Debate hosted by Mayo College in Ajmer. She also worked with the Non-Governmental Organizations in India where in 2017 she outreached to rural women and girls listing benefits of using sanitary pads. Tanmeet likes to listen to music especially when cycling. Her favorites are rap, jazz and country music inspired from Pop Smoke, Fairport Convention, the Weekend, Eazy-E, Bow Wow, Post Malone, and Cody Johnson.

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At the September 23, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Tanmeet will be the Emerging Poet. More about the event is here: friday-september-23

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Charlene Kwiatkowski – Surrey Muse

Charlene Kwiatkowski is a writer often inspired by visual art and urban spaces. Her debut poetry chapbook ‘Let Us Go Then’ came out December 2021 with the Alfred Gustav Press. Her work has been published in Arc, Barren Magazine, PRISM international, and elsewhere. In 2020, she won Pulp Literature’s Magpie Award for Poetry. Charlene has a Master’s degree from the University of Victoria in English Literature, and she has worked at Surrey Art Gallery for the past eight years. She lived in Vancouver for almost a decade before recently moving to Coquitlam where she hopes to find poems waiting to be written in unexpected, even suburban places.

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At the September 23, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Charlene will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: friday-september-23

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Janis Harper – Surrey Muse

Janis Harper is a writer, singer-songwriter, actor, and former long-time college-university English instructor. In later life, she shed academia and became an expressive arts therapist. Her writings can be found in literary journals and anthologies, including her own creative nonfiction anthologies ‘Body Breakdowns: Tales of Illness and Recovery’ (Anvil 2007) and ‘Emails From India: Women Write Home’ (Seraphim 2013). She is currently seeking a publisher for her poetry collection, ‘Sounding Socrates’. Music from her 2015 CD Better This Way can be streamed or purchased anywhere online. Janis’s lifelong passions for the creative arts, metaphysics, spirituality, and philosophy come together in her recent book, ‘Jonas and the Mountain: A Metaphysical Love Story’ (Sacred Stories 2021). Although it’s a novel, it’s also semi-autobiographical, and contains metaphysical teachings as well as expressive arts therapy elements and activities. Janis has presented her work in Canada, the US, and India, and she recently moved from Vancouver to Nanaimo, BC.

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The 29th Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday September 23 / 2022

119th Gathering

9-23-2022

Featured Artists

Author Janis Harper
Poet Charlene Kwiatkowski
Musician Siadic
Emerging Poet Tanmeet Kaur
Featured Art by Titus Kaphar
Host Jovian Radheshwar

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Angus Pratt – Surrey Muse

Angus Pratt is a poet, essayist, health activist, and a transplanted Scot who is grateful to be living on the unceded territory of the Tsawwassen, Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwantlen. At thirteen, he won a Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation contest with an essay on pond life. During time living in northern Saskatchewan, the Wild Rice Writers group supported his venture into poetry. After his diagnosis with lung cancer and male breast cancer he resumed writing. Now he crafts his poetry, medical naratives, and a blog documenting his cancer journey. His digital stories have been showcased several times at the Wellspring Digital Story Festival based in Calgary.

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At the August 26, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Angus will be the Emerging Writer. More about the event is here: friday-august-26

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