Ivan Drury – Surrey Muse

Ivan Drury is a writer, editor and an activist who has just published his debut collection of poetry titled ‘Un’ with Talon Books. He is an editor and writer at Volcano newspaper, first established in Vancouver Downtown Eastside as the Downtown East. Ivan was a founding member of Red Braid Alliance for Decolonial Socialism. He has been active defending low-income and unhoused communities in the Whalley neighbourhood of Surrey for five years, and he is proud to be reading with Surrey Muse. Ivan has a master’s degree in history from Simon Fraser University and teaches history and labour studies to international students. 

Visit Volcano website
thevolcano.org
Contact Ivan
ivand@tuta.io

At the May 27, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Ivan will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: friday-may-27

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Bobby Musgrave – Surrey Muse

Bobby Musgrave is a musician, singer, songwriter, and producer based out of Portland, Oregon. He began songwriting around age 16 as a high school student in Texas, composing primarily for electric bass and voice. During his college years he started to explore electronic music production, and at age 23 finally began writing for acoustic guitar and voice. His most recent album is an experimental electronic collection called Metaphysical Mustard, released under the stage name Batfaith Bolshet. Bobby’s music has been published on Spotify, Tidal, YouTube, and Bandcamp.

Find Bobby’s music at Bandcamp
bobbymusgrave.bandcamp.com
Contact Bobby
aminorerror@gmail.com

At the May 27, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Bobby will be the Featured Musician. More about the event is here: friday-may-27

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Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Rachel Thompson – Surrey Muse

Rachel Thompson is an author, poet and a mentor who has self-published seven works of nonfiction including a series on the themes of child sexual abuse and women’s empowerment titled ‘Broken Pieces’ (2012), ‘Broken Places’ (2015), and ‘Broken People’ (2021). Her writings have won various distinctions and awards including First Place in the 2017 Chanticleer Journey Awards for Narrative Non-Fiction, 2014 Kindle Book Award Non-Fiction Finalist, 2013 Global eBook Award Women Studies Non-Fiction Gold Medal Winner, 2013 eFestival of Words Best Non-Fiction (General) Winner, and 2013 Orangeberry Hall of Fame Best Non-Fiction Winner. Rachel has founded an author branding and marketing consultancy service at BadRedhead Media where she shares her knowledge and experience of writing, publishing and marketing. In her advocay projects, she creates opportunities to connect with the survivors of childhood sexual abuse by providing safe spaces to discuss and relate personal stories. Rachel has created #SexAbuseChat on Twitter (every Tuesday, 10 am pst), and a secret Facebook group for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and she is ‘humbled to share many of her fellow authors’ stories on her blog’.

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rachelintheoc.com
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At the April 22, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Rachel will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-april-22

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Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Kashiana Singh – Surrey Muse

Kashiana Singh is a poet, writer and editor who has published three poetry books. Her first poetry collection is titled ‘Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words’, her second collection ‘Crushed Anthills’, a chapbook from Yavanika Press in 2020 details a journey that unravels memory through 10 cities. Her newest full-length collection, ‘Woman by the Door’ has just been released with Apprentice House Press. Kashiana calls herself a work practitioner and embodies the essence of her TEDx talk, Work as Worship, into her everyday. As well, she serves as a Managing Editor for Poets Reading the News, and her work can be read and heard on various international platforms.

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At the March 25, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Kashiana will introduce her new book in Just Released. More about the event is here: friday-march-25

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Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Tawahum Bige – Surrey Muse

Tawahum Bige is a Łutselkʼe Dene, Plains Cree poet, musician and spoken word artist from unceded Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territory (Vancouver). Their Scorpio-moon-ass poems expose growth, resistance & persistence as a hopeless Two Spirit Nonbinary sadboy on occupied Turtle Island. With a BA in Creative Writing from KPU, Tawahum has performed at countless festivals with poems featured in numerous publications. His land protection work versus Trans Mountain pipeline expansion had him face incarceration in 2020. Check Tawahum’s debut collection of poetry, Cut to Fortress in March 2022, published by Nightwood Editions along with his debut EP set to release in May 2022.

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At the March 25, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Tawahum will be the Featured Musician. More about the event is here: friday-march-25

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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