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.

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cyberian@telus.net

At the October 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Ian will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here: october-25-gathering

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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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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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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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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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Karen Schauber – Surrey Muse


Karen Schauber is a Flash Fiction writer obsessed with the form since she was first introduced to it two years ago. Her brief condensed short stories have appeared in 25 international literary magazines and anthologies including Brilliant Flash Fiction, Bending Genres, CarpeArte, Ekphrastic Review, and Fiction Southeast. Karen is working on her first editorial/curatorial flash venture titled ‘The Group of Seven Reimagined: Contemporary Stories Inspired by Historic Canadian Paintings’ that celebrates the Canadian modernist landscape painters. Karen runs Vancouver Flash Fiction, a flash fiction Resource Hub and Critique Circle, and in her spare time, she is a seasoned Family Therapist and a writer of non-fiction. A native of Montreal, she has called Vancouver home for the past three decades.

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At the July 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Karen will begin the Open Mic session. More information about the event is here: july-26-2019-gathering

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Cathleen With – Surrey Muse

Cathleen With is an author and educator who has published two books of fiction. Her novel, ‘Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison‘, was a BC Book Prize winner, and her short story collection ‘Skids‘ was a Relit finalist that is now optioned for film. She was proud to be a part of the short-listed City of Vancouver book ‘V6A: Writings from the Downtown Eastside‘. Cathleen started writing stories in her journal when she was six, and she published her first story in a Surrey newspaper when she was in grade three. The story was about her baby sister and how much she loved chasing her around the apartment and hearing her giggle. Cathleen is now working on a book about a woman with CP, as narrated by her guide dog. She has worked and written in Nepal, India, South Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, and Inuvik, NWT. Cathleen lives in Vancouver where she works as a creative writing instructor at KPU.

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bijou2929@gmail.com

At the March 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Cathleen will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here:
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Rob Taylor – Surrey Muse


Rob Taylor is a an award winning poet, a fiction writer and an editor who has published three collections of his poems and five poetry chapbooks. His writings have appeared in over fifty anthologies and periodicals. Rob’s book The News (Gaspereau Press, 2016) was a finalist for the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. In 2010, his manuscript for The Other Side of Ourselves won the Alfred G. Bailey Prize. Rob is the editor of What the Poets Are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation (Nightwood Editions, 2018) and guest editor of the 2019 edition of The Best Canadian Poetry in English (Biblioasis, 2019). As an emerging artist, he received the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for the Literary Arts in 2015. Rob teaches creative writing online at Simon Fraser University, and he lives in Port Moody with his wife and son. For more information, find his web page link below.

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roblucastaylor.com
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roblucastaylor@gmail.com

At the February 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Rob Taylor will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here: february-22-2019-gathering

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