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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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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Aislinn Hunter – Surrey Muse

Aislinn Hunter is an award-winning novelist, poet, and educator. She is the author of eight books including ‘The World Before Us’ (winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction prize) and her most recent novel ‘The Certainties’ (Knopf 2020) currently shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. She holds degrees in Art History, Creative Writing, Writing and Cultural Politics and English Literature. She teaches creative writing at KPU in Surrey and at SFU in the Writer’s Studio. 

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At the May 28, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Aislinn will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-may-28-2021/

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Darcie Friesen Hossack – Surrey Muse

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a writer, editor and publisher who was the nominated author for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2011 for her collection of short stories titled Mennonites Don’t Dance, that also was a runner up for the Danuta Gleed Award in the same year. Darcie has created a global online literary journal, WordCity Monthly under the banner of UNESCO-Rila Affiliate Poet Mbizo Chirasha’s Time of the Poet Republic. Darcie lately completed a novel called Stillwater where, in North Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, for a family with a Mennonite mother and a Seventh-day Adventist father, the End Times are just around the corner. Darcie is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers.

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Katherine Fawcett – Surrey Muse

Katherine Fawcett is a Montreal-born, Calgary-raised, Squamish-based writer, teacher, mentor, arts activist and musician. Her first short story collection The Little Washer of Sorrows (Thistledown Press, 2015) was a finalist for the ReLit Award and the Sunburst Award. Her most recent book The Swan Suit (Douglas & McIntyre, 2020) was released the day before Covid19 was declared a global pandemic. Katherine holds a BA from the University of Calgary and is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio program. She is a key organizer of the Whistler Writers Festival. When she isn’t working with words, she works with children, as a violin and piano teacher in Whistler and Squamish.

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City of Surrey recognizes Surrey Muse Coordinator & Cofounder for excellence in Literary Arts

Fauzia Rafique, the coordinator and a cofounder of Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS), has received the City of Surrey’s Arts & Heritage Literary Arts Award in recognition of her work in the areas of creative writing and arts organizing. View the document containing the following information, and a complete list of award recipients. CivicDistinctionAwardRecipients.pdf

Fauzia’s statement

‘It is an honour for me to be selected for the City of Surrey’s Arts & Heritage Literary Arts Award.

‘Working for Surrey Muse Arts Society, a non-profit mandated to encourage inclusivity, representation, voice and equality in the arts community, forms a direct organic link to my writing practice as my novels and poems explore similar themes. It works well together, my creative writing process is more instinctive while organizing efforts use intellectual and cerebral energy.

‘I receive this award on behalf of over 300 authors and artists who have graced us since November 2011; Literary Advisers Joanne Arnott, Manolis Aligizakis, Nefertiti SheLa Morrison; Volunteers Helga Parekh, David Macilwain, and, of course, Surrey Muse co-Founders and Directors Mariam Zohra D, Sana Janjua, Randeep Purewall, and myself.

‘Our gratitude to Susan Crean and Jordan Strom for their ongoing support, and, to our peers at Surrey Libraries, Surrey Art Gallery and the City’s Cultural Grants section.’

Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS) congratulates all award recipients.


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