Rachel Thompson – Surrey Muse

Rachel Thompson is an author, poet and a mentor who has self-published seven works of nonfiction including a series on the themes of child sexual abuse and women’s empowerment titled ‘Broken Pieces’ (2012), ‘Broken Places’ (2015), and ‘Broken People’ (2021). Her writings have won various distinctions and awards including First Place in the 2017 Chanticleer Journey Awards for Narrative Non-Fiction, 2014 Kindle Book Award Non-Fiction Finalist, 2013 Global eBook Award Women Studies Non-Fiction Gold Medal Winner, 2013 eFestival of Words Best Non-Fiction (General) Winner, and 2013 Orangeberry Hall of Fame Best Non-Fiction Winner. Rachel has founded an author branding and marketing consultancy service at BadRedhead Media where she shares her knowledge and experience of writing, publishing and marketing. In her advocay projects, she creates opportunities to connect with the survivors of childhood sexual abuse by providing safe spaces to discuss and relate personal stories. Rachel has created #SexAbuseChat on Twitter (every Tuesday, 10 am pst), and a secret Facebook group for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and she is ‘humbled to share many of her fellow authors’ stories on her blog’.

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At the April 22, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Rachel will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-april-22

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Karen Moe – Surrey Muse

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Karen Moe is an author, art critic, performer, visual artist, and a feminist activist who is launching her debut book, Victim: A Feminist Manifesto from a Fierce Survivor, in the Spring of 2022. Her work focuses on systemic violence in patriarchy: be it gender, race, the environment or speciesism. Her articles on art have been published in magazines, anthologies and artist catalogues in English and Spanish. Karen has exhibited her art work and performed across Canada, in the US, and in Mexico. She is the founder of the Vigilance Fierce Feminisms Magazine. Karen lives in Mexico City and in British Columbia, Canada.

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At the February 25, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Karen will introduce her new book in Just Released. More about the event is here: friday-feb-25

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Jessica Lee McMillan – Surrey Muse

Jessica Lee McMillan (she/her) is a poet, educator and civil servant. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Train Poetry JournalPinhole Poetry, Gap Riot PressAntilang, Blank SpacesPocket Lint (gnurr), Red Alder Review, Dream Pop Journal, SORTES, Lover’s Eye Press, Willows Wept Review and others. She is completing her first chapbook. Jessica is ever grateful for local artist’s organizations like Surrey Muse for elevating the arts and supporting the community. She is a member of the Royal City Literary Arts Society and associate member of The League of Canadian Poets. Recently, she won first place for poetry in the 2022 RCLAS Write On! Contest. She has read her work for audiences in BC and the US, including Poetry in the Park, Surrey Muse and the BC Federation of Writers Regional Spotlight. A first generation Canadian, Jessica is a settler who lives in New Westminster, British Columbia on stolen and unsurrendered lands of the QayQayt First Nation.

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At the July 22, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Jessica will present as the Emerging Poet. More about the event is here: friday-July-22

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Tamara Jong – Surrey Muse

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Tamara Jong (she/her) is a writer and cartoonist of Chinese and Scottish ancestry whose work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies across the country. A graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio, Tamara has participated in various literary contests where her non-fiction and creative non-fiction was longlisted (The 2019 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest Longlist at The New Quarterly) or was a finalist (2021 Open Season Awards at The Malahat Review, 2020 Creative Nonfiction Contest at The Fiddlehead, 2nd place at 2020 Read at the Fringe Writing Contest with Eden Mills Writers Festival, carte blanche Great Canadian Longreads Best of 2019). Tamara is a former member of Room Magazine’s collective, and a 2021 graduate of the Sequential Arts Workshop comic certificate program. Her work has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Room Magazine, Body & Soul; Stories for Skeptics and Seekers, and The Nasiona. Born in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), Tamara now lives and works on Treaty 3 territory, the occupied and ancestral lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabewaki, Attiwonderonk, and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (Guelph, ON). 

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At the February 25, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Tamara will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-feb-25

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J.G. Chayko – Surrey Muse

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J.G. Chayko is a Vancouver based poet, writer, actress and international arthritis advocate who is working on her first novel. A graduate of the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University, she has published personal essays, short stories and poems in various anthologies, and in print and online publications. View some of her work in Emerge 19, Canadian Stories, Boston Literary Magazine, ¡Hastings! Literary Journal, and upcoming in Event Magazine. J.G. also publishes two blogs, The Old Lady In My Bones, on living with arthritis, and Corkboards and Coffeehouses, on writing.

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At the January 28, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, J.G. will begin the Open Mic session. More about the event is here: friday-jan-28

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Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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