Naava Smolash – Surrey Muse

Naava Smolash is the author of Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture (AK Press 2019) that resulted from her essay ‘The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture’ that went viral in 2016. Naava holds a PhD in English Literature from Simon Fraser University, and is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio. Her work appears in academic and popular publications including Studies in Canadian Literature, West Coast Line, Briarpatch, Everyday Feminism, and the University of Toronto Quarterly. A longtime community organizer, she was a member of the No One is Illegal-Vancouver collective from 2005-2008 and the Media Democracy Day-Vancouver collective from 2008-2010. She is currently working on a speculative fiction manuscript titled Cipher. Originally from Montreal, Naava lives in East Vancouver and teaches in the English department at Douglas College.

Read more about Naava’s book
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naava.smolash@gmail.com

At the September 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Naava will be the Booksigning Author. More information about the event is here: september-27-2019-gathering

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Chimedum Ohaegbu – Surrey Muse

Chimedum Ohaegbu is an author and editor of fantasy fiction who studies English literature and creative writing at the University of British Columbia. Her professional debut ‘Toothsome Things’ was longlisted for the Nommo Award for African Science Fiction and Fantasy. She’s Uncanny Magazine’s assistant editor and a recipient of both the full 2017 Tan Seagull Scholarship for Young Writers and a 2018 Katherine Brearley Arts Scholarship. Her work is published or forthcoming in Strange Horizons, This Magazine, SAD Magazine, Honey & Lime Lit, and The Capilano Review.

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At the September 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Chimedum will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here: september-27-2019-gathering

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Tamar Vokey – Surrey Muse

Tamar Vokey is a retired teacher whose love for writing has stayed strong since childhood when, at the age of 10, she wrote and illustrated her first book. Since then, she has dipped in many genres from personalized humorous greeting cards in the 80’s to early 2000’s, to writing poetry, short stories and flash fiction. One of her blogs got over 50,000 hits within the first year, when she decided it was best to quit while ahead and leave her readers itching for more. Her work has been published in From This Place, an anthology for Newfoundland women writers, a Grade 7 literature text book, and Downhome, a magazine published in Toronto for Newfoundlanders. Tamar is now working on two projects- the second edit of her NaNoWriMo book Oh My God!, and a collection of supernatural short stories titled 13×2.

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tamar_vokey@yahoo.com

At the August 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Tamar will begin the Open Mic Session. More information about the event is here: august-23-2019

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Angel Edwards – Surrey Muse

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Angel Edwards is a Vancouver-based singer, songwriter, guitarist and poet who now performs as a solo artist. She has just launched her third book of poetry Spirits Dressed Up As Poems to add to her earlier two titles Tales in the Dreams Garden and Lust Unfiltered By Love, with Silver Bow publishing in 2018 and 2019. Angel’s work has been published in newspapers and magazines in Canada, Ireland, England, Africa, Romania USA and Croatia. She performs her music and poetry live and is available for hire.

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Listen to Angel’s music
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Contact Angel
angeledwards@yahoo.com

At the August 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Angel will be the Featured Performer. More information about the event is here: august-23-2019

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Asel Omar – Surrey Muse

Asel Omar is a Russian Canadian writer and scholar from Kazakhstan who arrived in Vancouver earlier this year. Writing in Russian, she has published four books of poetry and short fiction titled ‘Credo’, ‘Early Colds’, ‘Blue Wolf’ and ‘Tengri Talisman’. She has also written movie scripts and philosophical articles. Her works have been published in Russia, France, Serbia, USA and Montenegro. She is a member of the Russian and Kazakhstan PEN. Asel graduated from Moscow Literary Institute in the Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. She worked as a PR specialist for commercial companies in Moscow, and taught philosophy in higher educational institutions.

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At the August 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Asel will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here: august-23-2019

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Karen Schauber – Surrey Muse


Karen Schauber is a Flash Fiction writer obsessed with the form since she was first introduced to it two years ago. Her brief condensed short stories have appeared in 25 international literary magazines and anthologies including Brilliant Flash Fiction, Bending Genres, CarpeArte, Ekphrastic Review, and Fiction Southeast. Karen is working on her first editorial/curatorial flash venture titled ‘The Group of Seven Reimagined: Contemporary Stories Inspired by Historic Canadian Paintings’ that celebrates the Canadian modernist landscape painters. Karen runs Vancouver Flash Fiction, a flash fiction Resource Hub and Critique Circle, and in her spare time, she is a seasoned Family Therapist and a writer of non-fiction. A native of Montreal, she has called Vancouver home for the past three decades.

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At the July 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Karen will begin the Open Mic session. More information about the event is here: july-26-2019-gathering

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Ed Kuris – Surrey Muse

Edward Stefan Kuris is a painter, sculptor and poet who is an Associate of the Ontario College of Art (OCAD) since the 70s. An abstract figurative painter, Ed makes soapstone, wood and metal sculptures, brass and copper jewelry, and his work has been displayed in numerous solo and juried group shows in Guelph, Toronto, Fergus, Elora, Quebec, Slovak Republic, Cuba, and Japan. Ed has published two poetry chapbooks, heaven from pennies and lifeboats, and his poems have been published in over forty literary journals across Canada and abroad. He also did a poetry voiceover written for a video titled ‘Cast Aside’ about the aesthetics of dereliction and the fate of IMICO, an abandoned malleable iron factory in Guelph built in 1912. Born in Cape Breton NS in 1947, Ed studied Fine Arts at the University of Windsor and at Ontario College of arts (OCA). He now lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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edskuris@hotmail.ca
(519) 824-5568

At the July 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Ed will be the Featured Artist and he will speak to us via Skype. More information about the event is here: july-26-2019-gathering

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