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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Contact Tanmeet
tanmeet2001kaur@gmail.com

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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textingthecity
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char.kwiatkowski@gmail.com

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

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Matt Nagin – Surrey Muse

Matt Nagin is an author, poet and comedian who has published four books, acted in numerous film and TV projects, and performed standup in seven countries. He published his first humor book Do Not Feed The Clown (Tenth Street Press) in 2019. Earlier, his poem ‘If We Are Doomed’ won the 2018 Spirit First Editor’s Choice Award. He also appeared on the Amazon series Hunters in a scene with Al Pacino(!). Matt’s fiction has been published in Across The Margin, The Binnacle, and Void Magazine. One of his stories will be anthologized this summer in ‘Rabbit Hole: Weird Stories Volume 5’. Matt performed his one man show Woolly Mammoth Panic Attack at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, while his short film, Inside Job, won several awards at festivals. Matt worked as a Talent and Show Coordinator for The Gotham Comedy Foundation, a charitable organization that brings comedians into hospitals and senior centers.

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At the August 26, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Matt will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-august-26

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Boshra Rasti – Surrey Muse

Boshra Rasti is an Iranian Canadian fiction writer, poet and educator who has published novels, short stories and poems. Her two novels Surrogate Colony, and its sequel, Surrogate Code, explore a post-pandemic fantasy world where, among other things, people’s right to love has been constricted. Her short stories have been published by Grattan Street Press, Literally Stories, and South Florida Poetry Journal. Boshra’s published poems include, ‘Connection in the City’, a poem about the city of Surrey in Canada, and ‘In the Chrysalis’, a poem on the COVID-19 pandemic published in Together…Apart, an anthology of creative works by HBKU Press. Boshra received a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Royal Roads University. Raised in British Columbia, she now lives and teaches in Qatar.

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info@boshrawrites.com

At the June 24, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Boshra will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-june-24

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Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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