Janis Harper – Surrey Muse

Janis Harper is a writer, singer-songwriter, actor, and former long-time college-university English instructor. In later life, she shed academia and became an expressive arts therapist. Her writings can be found in literary journals and anthologies, including her own creative nonfiction anthologies ‘Body Breakdowns: Tales of Illness and Recovery’ (Anvil 2007) and ‘Emails From India: Women Write Home’ (Seraphim 2013). She is currently seeking a publisher for her poetry collection, ‘Sounding Socrates’. Music from her 2015 CD Better This Way can be streamed or purchased anywhere online. Janis’s lifelong passions for the creative arts, metaphysics, spirituality, and philosophy come together in her recent book, ‘Jonas and the Mountain: A Metaphysical Love Story’ (Sacred Stories 2021). Although it’s a novel, it’s also semi-autobiographical, and contains metaphysical teachings as well as expressive arts therapy elements and activities. Janis has presented her work in Canada, the US, and India, and she recently moved from Vancouver to Nanaimo, BC.

Visit Janis’s website
janisharper.ca
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Listen to Janis’s podcast
Sacred Stories

At the September 23, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Janis will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-september-23

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Call for Submissions: Faith Nolan Award for Music – Dateline August 15

Submit before midnight August 15, 2022
Send 6-10-minute audio (.mp3) and/or video (.mp4) of your original unpublished music WITH the lyric sheets in PDF.
Short List: Top six entries
2nd and 3rd place Winners: Honourable Mention
First place Winner: $1000

Judge: Sandy Scofield
Jury Members: Kat Wahama & Jovian Radheshwar

Sandy Scofield is a multi-award winning composer, musician, musical director, singer, songwriter and performer. To mention a few, she has won five Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, an Indian Summer Music Award (U.S.A.), and she has received three consecutive Juno nominations.

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Kat Wahamaa’s career has spanned over 30 years in various areas including music. She is  an award-winning performing song-writer who has released six Cd’s and has toured throughout Western Canada, Japan, UK and the United States.

Faith Nolan Award for Music is open to Canadian citizens, members of Indigenous nations, landed immigrants, permanent residents, refugee applicants, and international students in Canada.

We encourage people of colour, LGBTQ+, disabled, and financially challenged musicians to participate.

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Surrey Muse Arts Society operates from the
unceded Coast Salish territories of
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Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Bobby Musgrave – Surrey Muse

Bobby Musgrave is a musician, singer, songwriter, and producer based out of Portland, Oregon. He began songwriting around age 16 as a high school student in Texas, composing primarily for electric bass and voice. During his college years he started to explore electronic music production, and at age 23 finally began writing for acoustic guitar and voice. His most recent album is an experimental electronic collection called Metaphysical Mustard, released under the stage name Batfaith Bolshet. Bobby’s music has been published on Spotify, Tidal, YouTube, and Bandcamp.

Find Bobby’s music at Bandcamp
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aminorerror@gmail.com

At the May 27, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Bobby will be the Featured Musician. More about the event is here: friday-may-27

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Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Tawahum Bige – Surrey Muse

Tawahum Bige is a Łutselkʼe Dene, Plains Cree poet, musician and spoken word artist from unceded Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territory (Vancouver). Their Scorpio-moon-ass poems expose growth, resistance & persistence as a hopeless Two Spirit Nonbinary sadboy on occupied Turtle Island. With a BA in Creative Writing from KPU, Tawahum has performed at countless festivals with poems featured in numerous publications. His land protection work versus Trans Mountain pipeline expansion had him face incarceration in 2020. Check Tawahum’s debut collection of poetry, Cut to Fortress in March 2022, published by Nightwood Editions along with his debut EP set to release in May 2022.

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At the March 25, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Tawahum will be the Featured Musician. More about the event is here: friday-march-25

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Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Lillian Allen – Surrey Muse

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Lillian Allen is a Jamaican Canadian poet, spoken word artist, media producer and an educator who has published four books of poetry, ‘Make the World New’, ‘Rhythm An’ Hardtimes’ (a Canadian best seller), ‘Psychic Unrest’, and ‘Women Do This Everyday’. Her work for young people includes ‘Why Me’ and ‘If You See Truth’. Lillian is a two-time Juno award winner, for her first album Revolutionary Tea Party that was also proclaimed a Landmark Album by Ms. Magazine in 1991, and for Conditions Critical. Her other albums include Freedom & Dance, ANXIETY, and a recording for children and young people Nothing But a Hero. A pioneer of dub lyricism, rap, and spoken word poetry, Lillian is recognized for inculcating a feminist voice in the literary dub art form. She is the founder of Toronto International Dub Poetry Festival and a variety of cultural organizations such as youth empowering Fresh Arts. As a playwright Lillian has produced One Bedroom With Dignity, Love & Other Strange Things, and a radio play Marketplace. She also co-produced and co-directed Blak Wi Blak, a film documentary on Jamaican dub poet Mutabaruka. Lillian is a professor of creative writing at Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) in Toronto. 

More about Lillian
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info@lillianallen.ca

At the March 25, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Lillian will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: friday-march-25

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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