Chad Norman – Surrey Muse

Chad Norman is a poet whose poems have appeared for nearly 40 years in literary publications across Canada and in a number of other countries around the world. His most recent books are ‘Simona: A Celebration Of The S.P.C.A.’ (Cyberwit Net Press, India 2021), and ‘Squall: Poems In The Voice of Mary Shelley’ (Guernica Editions, Toronto 2020). His poetry has been translated into Albanian, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Turkish, and Italian. Chad hosts and organizes RiverWords: Poetry & Music Festival each year in Truro, Nova Scotia. Following a tour of Nordic countries in 2016, he began to write a travelogue titled ‘Counting Coins In Denmark And Sweden’. Chad is a member of The League Of Canadian Poets.

More about Chad Norman
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Read Chad’s poems
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Contact Chad
namronskichacha@gmail.com

At the July 23, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Chad Norman will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: friday-july-23

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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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cristywatson@icloud.com

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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Deborah Vieyra – Surrey Muse

Deborah Vieyra is a writer, teacher and performer from South Africa. Now based in Vancouver, Canada—due to the fact that she has a Canadian husband and two Canadian cats—she is a recent graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. The recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, Deborah holds an MA in Applied Theatre from the University of Southern California and a BA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town. Her poetry and prose have been published here and there, including in Entropy magazine and emerge 19. Because she had no idea how to bake bread, Deborah’s pandemic project turned out to be the writing of a play called The Bluebottles. And while it’s been chosen as one of the plays for the Jersey City Theatre Center’s Voices festival, she is still no closer to getting a good loaf to rise.

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At the September 24, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Deborah will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: friday-September-24

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