Jessica Barratt – Surrey Muse

Jessica Barratt is a literary fiction enthusiast whose work often concerns themes of alienation, technological advancement, and the psycho-social boundaries of memory. Her work first received recognition in 2013, when ‘Loops’, an early short story, became a Flo Decoteau Creative Writing Award winner and later received publication with The Wanderer Online. Other works have appeared in Flamingo, MUSe Journal, Prism International, and the Bolo Tie Collective Anthology, while some of her more journalistic material has found home with The Yards Newsmagazine, where she had the pleasure of being an editorial intern, and Invest in Alberta. These days, Jessica spends her time in her home office writing for others, while also finding time to write for herself. She self-publishes short stories through The (Almost) Daily, and is currently in the process of finalizing one of her three ongoing novel-length manuscripts, tentatively titled, Vast.

Visit Jessica’s website
wordsofhers.com
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Contact Jessica
jessicabarratt@live.ca

At the April 24 virtual gathering of Surrey Muse, Jessica will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: april-24-2020

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Ian Cognitō – Surrey Muse

Ian Cognitō is a poet, author and the founder and artistic director of 15 Minutes of Infamy, a word-craft cabaret in Nanaimo BC where he also works as the assistant director of the WordStorm Society of the Arts. Since authoring flora, fauna & h. sapiens, a poetic tango with co-author, Pat Smekal, Ian has been putting the finishing touches on Animusings: a bestiary of poetic reflection. He also writes short fiction and has an extensive portfolio of children’s fiction in verse. His other incarnations have included language instructor, child and youth care worker, and theatrical clown (in no particular order). Ian lives in Yellowpoint BC.

Check Word Works Magazine
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Contact Ian Cognitō
cyberian@telus.net

At the March 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Ian will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: february-28-2020

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Cathy Stonehouse – Surrey Muse

Cathy Stonehouse is a poet, fiction writer and an educator who has just launched her debut novel titled The Causes (Pedlar Press 2019). Born and raised in the UK, Cathy has published two collections of her poetry, The Words I Know (Press Gang 1994), and Grace Shiver (Inanna 2011), and one collection of short fiction, Something about the Animal (Biblioasis 2011). She co-edited the creative nonfiction anthology Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood with Fiona Tinwei Lam and Shannon Cowan, and she edited EVENT magazine from 2000-2004. At this time, she is a member of faculty in the departments of creative writing and interdisciplinary expressive arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

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Contact Cathy Stonehouse
cathy.stonehouse@gmail.com

At the October 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Cathy will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here: october-25-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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chimedum.ohaegbu@gmail.com

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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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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gal788788@gmail.com

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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