Patricia A. Donahue – Surrey Muse

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Patricia is an author, an educator, a psychotherapist and a sailor. She has published three novels Mighty Orion – Accord (2017), Mighty Orion – Fate (2013) and Mighty Orion – Secrets (2011). Her writings have appeared in academic journals (psychology), and in anthologies, magazines and newspapers. Her several years of teaching at university included course-units in formal and creative writing at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan (Continuing Studies). The showcased author for UBC-O’s Fifth Year Anniversary celebrations, she was also chosen for the Okanagan Literary Arts Award, representing BC’s interior region, in 2012. Patricia has been a presenter/panelist at the Shuswap Writers Festival, the Kamloops Writers Festival, and the Vernon Writers Festival.

Born on the eastern seaboard of Canada, she grew up in a large bilingual family of gregarious storytellers, singers, and adventurers. She has raised three children on her own and is a practicing psychotherapist. She now resides in White Rock, BC.

More about Patricia is here
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Contact Patricia
xdonahue@shaw.ca

At the February 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Patricia will be the BookSigning Author. More about the event is here:
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Trudy M. Davies – Surrey Muse

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Trudy Davies is an author, illustrator and poet with background in health and education. She has published a children’s story book, two chapbooks of learning with children, and a collection of poetry. Her first book Butterfly Dreams: Milo’s Adventure was based on much loved bedtime stories she told her own children, this one about a magical butterfly that would take them on wonderful adventures. Her two chapbooks FUN WITH WORDS: There’s a Reason for the Rhyme 1 and 2 were published by request of children, teachers and parents. Wings for the Spirit: A journey to hope and love in all seasons is a collection of about 100 of Trudy’s poems combined with her husband Jim Davies’s photography and some of her own artwork. Her poems have been published in magazines, newspapers, anthologies, newsletters, given as gifts, used for cards, and made into songs.

For Trudy, creative writing, painting and music are enjoyable and also therapeutic. Her career as an occupational therapist spanned almost 30 years, providing rich experiences with people of all ages. Much of the time she worked with children and their families in hospitals, schools and their homes. Butterfly Dreams: Milo’s Adventure was written and illustrated with the intention of giving families a cuddle-up time with their kids.

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trudymdavies@gmail.com

At the September 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Trudy will present a selection of her stories including Butterfly Dreams: Milo’s Adventure. More information about the event is here:
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Fauzia Rafique – Surrey Muse

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Fauzia is a novelist, poet, blogger and an activist. Her novel Skeena was published in English (Libros Libertad, 2011) and Punjabi (Sanjh Publications, 2007). The Punjabi edition of Skeena has become Pakistan’s most sold Punjabi novel. Her second novel The Adventures of SahebaN: Biography of a Relentless Warrior will be launched this November (Libros Libertad, 2016), and the manuscript of her third novel Triple is being considered by a publisher. She has printed two chapbooks of her poems, Holier Than Life (Purple Poppy Press, 2013) and Passion Fruit/Tahnget Phal (Uddari Books 2011). Fauzia writes in Punjabi, English and Urdu. She is a co-founder and the coordinator of Surrey Muse, and the project coordinator of Surrey Muse Writers.

Fauzia is happy to have received WIN Canada’s Distinguished Novelist & Poet award in 2012, and to have declined Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013.

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Fauzia will host the September 23 gathering of Surrey Muse. More information about the event is here:
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June 24 Gathering of Surrey Muse

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June 24
Author Fauzia Rafique
Poet Pamela Bentley
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Ashok Bhargava
BookSigning Author Patrick Blennerhassett
Host Mariam Zohra D.

Room 418 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Book Table
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Free event
Donations welcome

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Surrey Muse Program July – November 2016

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July – Nov 2016
Session 10

July 22
Author Virginia Gillespie
Poet Joanne Arnott (uc)
Performer Imtiaz Popat
Open Mic Opener Ghia Aweida
Host Sana Janjua

August 26
Author Julian Worker
Poet Raoul Fernandes
Performer Young Scholar
Open Mic Opener Kevin Taylor
Host Helga Parekh

September 23
Author Trudy M. Davies
Poet Edward Blodgett
Performer Zee & Louw
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Host Fauzia Rafique

October 28
Author Lydia Kwa
Poet Kyle McKillop
Performer Celeste Snowber
Open Mic Opener Janene White
Host Sonja Grgar

November 25
Author Farah Tejani
Poet Betsy Warland
Performer Metro Nomad
Open Mic Opener Nayden Pollasari (uc)
Host Mariam Zohra D

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L.P. Wallinger – Surrey Muse

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L.P. Wallinger is a writer and graphic artist who has written and self-published several books focusing on the strange and the unusual, including ‘The Mystery of the Jaguar’s Eye’, ‘The Gospel of Octopus Jesus’, and ‘Dink’. But the fact remains that he is an art school dropout and a ridiculous man. He once spent eight summers in a row living in a tent in the Yukon. His work is best described by a famous musician as ‘confident prose from a nervous author.’

At this time, Wallinger is safely kept in Surrey by his wife Margaret and a big orange dog named Scrambles.

More on Wallinger
liamwallinger.com/about
More about Dink
www.dinkthebook.com
contact Wallinger
liamwallinger@live.com

At the January 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, we hope to hear more about Wallinger’s ‘confident prose‘. More information about the event is here: january-27-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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Judy MacInnes – Surrey Muse

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Judy is a poet and a short fiction writer. Her work has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies. Her poem ‘Troll’, about a preschooler who swallows a doll, won the Other Voices Prize for Poetry. Judy’s first book ‘Snatch’ (Anvil Press 2000) included both poems and stories. She is a Kwantlen alum and has a BFA in Creative Writing from University of Victoria and an MFA in Creative Writing from University of British Columbia. Judy is now writing her second book titled ‘Lightning Round’. Judy lived in Surrey for close to twenty years, and both rural life and suburbia are central to her work.

Her writings have appeared in The Capilano Review, Geist, Room, Prism International, CV2 among others, and in about a dozen anthologies including ‘ribsauce: a cd/anthology of words by women’ (Véhicule Press), ‘spoken broken: an anthology of spoken word’ (Wired on Words/Broken Pencil), ‘Breathing Fire: Canada’s New Poets’ (Harbour Publishing), and ‘Eye Wuz Here: Stories by Women Writers Under 30’ (Douglas & McIntyre).

Judy is drawn to work that is simple, direct and comic. She loves ‘chatting with writers about their process, their artistic routines, and their workspaces.’

More about Judy
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Contact Judy
judymaci@yahoo.ca

At the May 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Judy will present a selection of her published work. More about the event is here: may-27-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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