Veronika Gorlova – Surrey Muse

Veronika Gorlova is a queer, autistic, Jewish poet and writer living on the unceded territories of the Musqueum, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, also known as Vancouver. She immigrated to Canada from Ukraine when she was 5 years old and has lived across many parts of the country. She received an Honorable Mention for the 2022 Susan Crean Award for Non-Fiction and her work can be found in Emerge 22.

At the January 28, 2023 gathering of Surrey Muse, Veronika will be the featured Emerging Writer. More about the event is here: saturday-january-28

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Hayley Verrall – Surrey Muse

Hayley Verrall is a pop country artist from Burlington ON who is inspired by roots artists like Dolly Parton and Shania Twain and more contemporary artists like Miranda Lambert and Gabby Barrett. Her voice delivers observations, inspiration and encouragement about life, love and the world as does her most recent single ‘Side of Small Town’. Hayley has presented her original music to open shows for, work with and alongside, iconic Canadian musicians such as Dan Hill and Burton Cummings. In 2021, Hayley was named the 2020 inductee to the Burlington Performing Arts Centre Hall of Fame while in 2022 she was recognized by the International Singer Songwriters Association with the silver award for International Female Emerging Artist, and she received an Honorable Mention for the Faith Nolan Award for Music.

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At the January 28, 2023 gathering of Surrey Muse, Hayley will be the featured Emerging Musician. More about the event is here: saturday-january-28

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Marian Dodds – Surrey Muse

Marian Dodds is a writer and an educator. Her work has been published in Emerge 18, BCTF Teacher newsmagazine, Post Script, Above and Beyond, Canada’s Arctic Journal, and Spider Webs Unite. She has taught at public schools and universities, coordinated
union social justice programs, designed curriculum, written for professional teacher publications, edited the BC Teachers’ Federation flagship magazine Teacher, and she has volunteered in Africa and Central America. Most recently, she worked for three years in Ethiopia, a country famous for jailing journalists; she avoided deportation by becoming adept at self-censorship while blogging at Spider Webs Unite. A 2018 graduate of the SFU Writer’s Studio and the TWS Graduate Workshop, Marian is
currently completing a memoir exploring the existential underbelly of her time in Ethiopia. Her next project will juxtapose her late 50’s and early 60’s childhood memories with the rapid changes in Canada’s Arctic. In 2022, Marian’s work was shortlisted for Federation of BC Writers’ Creative Non-fiction Award, and it was selected as the Second Place Winner for the Susan Crean Award for Nonfiction.

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At the January 28, 2023 gathering of Surrey Muse, Marian will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: saturday-january-28

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Heather Haley – Surrey Muse

Heather Haley is a multi-media artists integrating disciplines, genres and media. She is the author of novel, The Town Slut’s Daughter, currently being adapted to the stage, and of poetry collections SidewaysThree Blocks West of Wonderland and Skookum Raven. Heather’s writings have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. She was poetry editor for the LA Weekly and publisher of the Edgewise Cafe, one of Canada’s first electronic literary magazines. Heather has directed numerous videopoems that became official selections at dozens of international film festivals. She has toured Canada, the U.S and Europe in support of two critically acclaimed CDs of spoken word songs titled Princess Nut and Surfing Season. (Photo by Patrick Powers)

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At the October 28, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Heather will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: friday-october-28

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Liz Toohey-Wiese – Surrey Muse

Liz Toohey-Wiese is a settler artist residing on the homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. She is a graduate from the MFA program at NSCAD University. She completed her undergraduate degree in painting at Emily Carr University, also undertaking coursework at the University of Victoria and the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. She has taken part in solo and group shows across Canada, and recently was the artist in residence at the Sointula Art Shed (2019), the Caetani Cultural Center (2020/21/22), and Island Mountain Arts (2021). Deeply interested in the history of landscape painting, her paintings explore contemporary relationships between identity and place. Her most recent work explores the complicated topic of wildfires and their connections to tourism, economy, grief, and renewal. She is an instructor of Drawing and Painting at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

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liztoohey-wiese.com
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liz.toohey-wiese@kpu.ca

At the October 28, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Liz will be the Featured Artist. More about the event is here: friday-october-28

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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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