Yilin Wang – Surrey Muse

Yilin Wang is a fiction writer, poet and editor who has been published in various literary journals and anthologies including The Best of Abyss & Apex Vol.2, and, Grain, Contemporary Verse 2, Room, LooseLeaf Magazine, The Tyee, and Business Insider. Her short story ‘Drifters’ was a finalist in The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction in 2018. Yilin is a Creative Writing MFA candidate at UBC, and she serves as a programming committee member for Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival. She was the assistant editor for two issues of Room ‘Let’s Make Contact’ (40.4) and ‘Magic’ (42.1). She is an experienced tutor and educator of literary arts, a content strategist, and a Chinese-English translator. At this time, Yilin is working on a fantasy novel inspired by Chinese martial arts legends, and she is writing a collection of short stories about travel and displacement. Now in Vancouver, Yilin has lived in China, the U.S., Scotland, and Canada.

More about Yilin
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At the August 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Yilin will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here:
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Sultan Somjee – Surrey Muse

Sultan Somjee with a Pokot elder, holding a peace staff and
leaves of the peace tree.

Sultan Somjee is an author, curator and ethnographer who has published four books including ‘Home Between Crossings’ (2016), ‘Bead Bai’ (2013) and ‘Material Culture of Kenya’ (1994). For over three decades, Sultan worked on indigenous knowledge for education. Later, in the 1990s, when conflicts plagued eastern Africa, he looked towards indigenous traditions of conflict resolution. This led him to build village museums of peace as grassroots civil societies providing spaces for dialogue through performances and displays of indigenous heritages of peace. Today, there are sixteen community based Museums of Peace in Kenya managed by curators trained by Sultan. His lifetime work in Kenya has been the subject of doctoral researches here at UBC and elsewhere. In 2001, the United Nations named him one among the twelve global ‘Unsung Heroes of Dialogue Among Civilizations’, and in 2002, he was appointed as a member to the Global Advisory Board of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.

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At the July 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Sultan Somjee will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here:
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Shashi Bhat – Surrey Muse

Shashi Bhat is a writer, editor and an educationist who has published her short fiction in The Malahat Review, PRISM international, The Journey Prize Stories 24, EVENT, The New Quarterly, Grain and other publications. Her novel, The Family Took Shape, was one of three finalists for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize. Shashi is the editor of EVENT Magazine and teaches creative writing at Douglas College. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from The Johns Hopkins University and a BA in English from Cornell University.

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At the March 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Shashi will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here:
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Anthony Dalton – Surrey Muse


Anthony Dalton is a writer, scholar and explorer who has combined his passions to create four novels and fourteen books of nonfiction. An award-winning author, he has launched his latest publication, a novel titled ‘The Mathematician’s Journey'(August Words Publishing) in 2016. Working as a photojournalist he has covered assignments in the Arctic, the Falkland Islands, Bangladesh, Norway, throughout the Middle East and many African countries; and, as a former expedition organizer and leader exploring in the Sahara, the deserts of the Middle East and the Canadian Arctic, he has spoken at conferences across Canada, the USA, United Kingdom, Mexico and New Zealand. As well, he has worked at sea as a guest speaker for Smithsonian Journeys, Celebrity Cruises and Princess Cruises. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (FRCGS), a past national president of the Canadian Authors Association (CAA), Anthony is listed in Canadian Who’s Who. At this time, he ‘lives on Mayne Island, off the coast of British Columbia, with his wife, Penny, and rowdy yellow Labrador — Rufus.’

Visit Anthony’s official web page
anthonydalton.net
Contact Anthony
anthony.dalton@shaw.ca

At the November 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Anthony will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here:
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Stephen Brennan – Surrey Muse

Stephen Brennan is a genre fiction writer favoring horror in the novella/short novel format. He has published two titles: ‘Big John Irons Vol 1: No Heroes‘ (Pulp/Noir/Dieselpunk 2017) and ‘The Darkness Between‘ (Horror 2012). He began to write just over five years back upon realizing that the stories in his head were ‘genuinely worth something’, and he began work on an ‘ambitious full length novel’ that may be called a ‘supernatural romance’ very similar to Meet-Joe-Black in tone; it is still a work in progress while Stephen has gone on to write ‘shorter works that have increased in length over time’. Stephen’s favorite writer is his name-sake Stephen King about whom he says: ‘I find his blend of modern day darkness and fantasy truly inspiring. It’s something I frequently try to emulate.’ A member of the New West Writers group, he participates in monthly critique sessions with other writers. His upcoming title is called ‘Everything Gets Out Eventually‘ (Horror), and it’ll be out soon.

More about Stephen is here
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Contact Stephen
stephen.brennan@fastmail.fm

At the September 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Stephen will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: september-22-gathering

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Margo Prentice – Surrey Muse

Margo Prentice is a writer of short stories and poems, stage plays and standup comic scripts. She established Golden Age Theatre that ran successfully for 15 years. Her play ‘Women and Escorts Only’ was performed at the Firehall Arts Centre, and her most recent play ‘Mother’s Day’ is being considered by Vancouver Fringe Festival. Margo’s short stories have been published in Canadian Magazine, Vancouver Sun and Royal City Literary Arts on-line magazine, and her poems have appeared in anthologies locally and in Ontario. She performs as a stand-up comic at local comedy venues including Yuks Yuks, Lafflines, Rosedale Pub and Corky’s. She has also done comedy shows in Mexico and Europe. Margo runs Short Story Open Mic in New Westminster, and she is in the process of editing and organizing materials for a book-length work.

Margo considers herself ‘the oldest comic standing’.

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margop@shaw.ca

At the April 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Margo will be our Featured Author, and we expect to hear/see anything from short stories to standup. More about the event is here: april-28-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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Tariq Malik – Surrey Muse

Tariq Malik is a poet and novelist who has published two books. His novel, ‘Chanting Denied Shores’ (Bayeux Arts, Calgary 2010), is historical fiction set on the North American West Coast during the pre-war period of 1907–1914, the novel highlights the events surrounding the voyage of the Komagata Maru to Canada – a watershed incident largely forgotten outside the South Asian community. ‘Rainsongs of Kotli’ (TSAR Books, Toronto 2004) is set in the Himalayan valleys over a single cycle of interwoven seasons in Pakistani Punjab; and, given the success of this book, a sequel is planned. The inspiration for most of Tariq’s writing comes from his early years spent in the western Punjab, and later, from the rainforests surrounding Vancouver where he now spends his free time ‘hiking and ‘moving to the sound of water’, and observing the etchings of time and seasons on the natural environment‘. Tariq lives in Vancouver with his wife, and can be found ‘hunched over his easel, camera or laptop when not hiking or at work‘. He is now writing a new novel, and another book of poems gathered under the working title of ‘Nights of Kleptomania’.

Contact Tariq Malik
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At the May 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Tariq will present selections from his upcoming novel ‘Blood Towers’ set in Arabistan, an imagined Arab kingdom in which, it is rumored, the world’s tallest tower is being built. More information about the event is here:
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