Roger Berkowitz – Surrey Muse

Roger Berkowitz is an experimental musician from New Jersey who founded Unearth Noise, a project that aims to create an alternate universe in sound – an audible representation of a reality beyond the everyday veil. Roger seeks to remove himself from the compositional process, or rather to collaborate with the forces that make themselves present during a recording session, as if it was a ritual or seance. Roger sees his task in bringing these forces into focus, and presenting them, respectfully, in a musical form. The resulting ‘compositions’ may at times be non-linear, atonal, and/or arhythmic. Remnants of his own aesthetic drawn primarily from early experimental music, ritual and world music, and more familiar musics that inspired him in his youth may also be present. ‘Ultimately,’ he says, ‘my hope is that the music I produce in collaboration with these otherworldly forces resonates within the soul / consciousness of the listener, revealing something infinite and intangible, beyond the confines of time and space.’

Visit Roger’s Soundcloud profile
soundcloud.com/unearth-noise
Listen to his recent LP
lullabiesforinsomniacslabel.bandcamp.com
Contact Roger
unearthnoise1@gmail.com

At the March 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Roger will be our Featured Performer via Skype from New Jersey. More information about the event is here: march-22-2019-gathering

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Cathleen With – Surrey Muse

Cathleen With is an author and educator who has published two books of fiction. Her novel, ‘Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison‘, was a BC Book Prize winner, and her short story collection ‘Skids‘ was a Relit finalist that is now optioned for film. She was proud to be a part of the short-listed City of Vancouver book ‘V6A: Writings from the Downtown Eastside‘. Cathleen started writing stories in her journal when she was six, and she published her first story in a Surrey newspaper when she was in grade three. The story was about her baby sister and how much she loved chasing her around the apartment and hearing her giggle. Cathleen is now working on a book about a woman with CP, as narrated by her guide dog. She has worked and written in Nepal, India, South Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, and Inuvik, NWT. Cathleen lives in Vancouver where she works as a creative writing instructor at KPU.

Visit Cathleen’s website
cathleenwith.ca
Contact Cathleen
bijou2929@gmail.com

At the March 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Cathleen will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here:
march-22-2019-gathering

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Isabella Wang – Surrey Muse


Isabella Wang is a compelling writer and poet who is also playing a significant role in the development of her literary communities. Her debut poetry chapbook is forthcoming with Baseline Press in 2019, and at 18, she is a two-time finalist and the youngest writer shortlisted for The New Quarterly’s Edna Staebler Essay Contest. Her poetry has appeared in Room Magazine, The /tEmz/ Review, Train Journal, CV2, Canthius, Plenitude, and Looseleaf Magazine, and she holds a Pushcart Prize nomination for poetry. Isabella’s essays are published in carte blanche, Invisible Blog, and The New Quarterly. She is studying English and World Literature at SFU, and serving as the Youth Advocate for the Federation of B.C. Writers. As well, Isabella is working with Books on the Radio, co-ordinating the bi-monthly Dead Poets Reading Series, and interning at Room Magazine.

Visit Isabella’s facebook page
facebook.com/bella.wang.16100
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@isabellawangbc
Contact Isabella
w.isa368@gmail.com

At the February 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Isabella will begin the Open Mic session. More information about the event is here: february-22-2019-gathering

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Rob Taylor – Surrey Muse


Rob Taylor is a an award winning poet, a fiction writer and an editor who has published three collections of his poems and five poetry chapbooks. His writings have appeared in over fifty anthologies and periodicals. Rob’s book The News (Gaspereau Press, 2016) was a finalist for the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. In 2010, his manuscript for The Other Side of Ourselves won the Alfred G. Bailey Prize. Rob is the editor of What the Poets Are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation (Nightwood Editions, 2018) and guest editor of the 2019 edition of The Best Canadian Poetry in English (Biblioasis, 2019). As an emerging artist, he received the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for the Literary Arts in 2015. Rob teaches creative writing online at Simon Fraser University, and he lives in Port Moody with his wife and son. For more information, find his web page link below.

Visit Rob’s website
roblucastaylor.com
Contact Rob
roblucastaylor@gmail.com

At the February 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Rob Taylor will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here: february-22-2019-gathering

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Veeno Dewan – Surrey Muse


Veeno Dewan is a writer, TV producer and filmmaker born in London UK who worked over fifteen years for the BBC and a few years for the independent TV broadcast industry before moving to Canada and settling in Surrey BC. In Canada he has worked for the CTV, Global and the CBC as a Producer and Director. Veeno’s articles have been published by various magazines and newspaper. A graduate of the Simon Fraser University’s Writers Studio, Veeno is working on his first novel, a family saga that spans four continents and a 100 years; and on a short story collection exploring the themes of migration, colonialism, identity, and the notions of home and belonging. Veeno also works as a communications specialist for the BC Government.

Visit Veeno’s facebook page
facebook.com/veeenodewan
Contact Veeno
veenodewan@gmail.com

At the January 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Veeno Dewan will begin the Open Mic session with his presentation. More information about the event is here: january-25-2019-gathering

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Shahid Mirza – Surrey Muse

Shahid Mirza is a painter, sculpture and media producer born and based in Lahore where he graduated from the National College of Arts (NCA) with a degree in advertising design in 1981. He has been a full time painter since the late eighties, creating a strong impact with his socially aware and cutting edge art creations. In 2001, Shahid set up Lahore Chitrkar, an art center for painting and classical music run and managed by artists and musicians that has since created, curated, recorded and produced Punjabi and South Asian music, poetry, dance videos, audio books and myriad exhibitions of art. As well, Shahid is an art educationist and critic. In 2003, his one day exhibition at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh was the first ever exhibition of a Pakistani artist in Indian Punjab. His paintings have been featured on book covers, art collections, catalogues and posters.

More about Shahid Mirza is here
shahidmirzablog.wordpress.com
Visit his facebook page
facebook.com/shahidmirza
Contact Shahid
lahorechitrkar@gmail.com

At the January 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Shahid Mirza will be our Featured Artist from Lahore via Skype. More information about the event is here: january-25-2019-gathering

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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:
november-23-gathering-of-surrey-muse-7th-anniversary-celebration

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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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