Haider Shahbaz – Surrey Muse

Haider Shahbaz is a translator, writer and a student of literature. A recipient of the 2020 Jawad Memorial Prize for Urdu-English translation, he has received awards and fellowships from American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), University of East Anglia, and the Black Mountain Institute. Haider is the translator of Mirza Athar Baig’s novel, Hassan’s State of Affairs (HarperCollins India, 2019). His other translations have appeared in Asymptote, Words Without Borders, Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. At this time, in addition to his current translation projects, he is doing a PhD in comparative literature at UCLA.

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At the October 22, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Haider Shahbaz will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-oct-22

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Christina Myers – Surrey Muse

Christina Myers is an author, editor and journalist who has published two titles. Her non-fiction anthology BIG: Stories About Life in Plus-Sized Bodies (2020), won the 2021 IPPY silver medal book award, and her debut novel, The List of Last Chances (2021) made the BC Bestseller List in the first week of its publication. Christina’s writings have been published in various anthologies, newspapers and magazines. She is a member of The Writers Union of Canada, Canadian Authors Association and the Federation of BC Writers. A graduate of the Writer’s Studio at SFU Vancouver, Christina is now working on her next two books as she juggles her creative work and stay-at-home-parenthood from her place in Surrey. 

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At the August 27, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Christina will begin the Open Mic session. More about the event is here: friday-august-27

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Cristy Watson – Surrey Muse

Cristy Watson is a poet, and an award-winning author of eight novels for middle grade and young adult readers. Her titles include ‘On Cue’ (2016), ‘Benched’ (2011), and ‘Living Rough’ (2011). As a poet, she received an editor’s choice award in CV2’s 2-Day Poem contest in 2013. Cristy also participates in the Poetry Marathon in June, preferring the half-marathon where she writes twelve poems to twelve prompts in twelve hours. She volunteers at the Surrey International Writer’s Conference. At this time, Cristy is the Committee Chair for Wise Words and she is looking forward to engaging senior writers in a meaningful dialogue through this new project by the Federation of BC Writers (FBCW).

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At the July 23, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Cristy Watson will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-july-23

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Elizabeth Armerding – Surrey Muse

Elizabeth Armerding is a writer and poet who discovered a love for poetry at a beginners writing class in Metro Vancouver. Her first sestina ‘Country Song’ was shortlisted for the 2016 Magpie poetry award, and it was published in Pulp Literature. Going on to study at the Writers Studio at Simon Fraser University, she found her voice in creative non-fiction storytelling. Elizabeth’s interests include old buildings, old wounds, and the cat Princess Columbia. 

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At the June 25, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Elizabeth Armerding will begin the Open Mic session with her poems. More about the event is here: friday-june-25/

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Mohammed Hanif – Surrey Muse

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Mohammed Hanif is a novelist, journalist and a screenwriter who has published three novels including ‘A Case of Exploding Mangoes’ (2008), his debut title, on the exploding death of Pakistan’s General Ziaul Haq that won Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize in 2008 and Commonwealth Book Prize in 2009. Other titles include ‘Our Lady of Alice Bhatti’ (2011, won Wellcome Book Prize), and ‘Red Birds’ (2018). Mohammed also wrote feature film ‘The Long Night’ (2002), and stage play ‘The Dictator’s Wife’ (2008) presented at Hampstead Theatre. His writings have been published by numerous publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, Herald, and Newsline. At this time, Mohammed is writing ‘Bhutto’, an opera named after the hanged Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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haneeef@yahoo.com

At the June 25, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Mohammed Hanif will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-june-25/

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