Veronika Gorlova – Surrey Muse

Veronika Gorlova is a queer, autistic, Jewish poet and writer living on the unceded territories of the Musqueum, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, also known as Vancouver. She immigrated to Canada from Ukraine when she was 5 years old and has lived across many parts of the country. She received an Honorable Mention for the 2022 Susan Crean Award for Non-Fiction and her work can be found in Emerge 22.

At the January 28, 2023 gathering of Surrey Muse, Veronika will be the featured Emerging Writer. More about the event is here: saturday-january-28

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Claudia Cornwall – Surrey Muse

Claudia Cornwall is an author and a mentor who has published seven books. Her title, ‘Letter from Vienna’, won the 1996 B.C. Book Prize for non-fiction while ‘At the World’s Edge’ was short-listed for the City of Vancouver Book Award in 2011. The American Library Association’s Booklist selected ‘Catching Cancer’ as one of the best books of 2013. Claudia’s most recent book, ‘British Columbia in Flames’, was a finalist for the BC Lieutenant Governor’s Award for historical writing, the BC Book Award for Regional
Writing, and the Jeanne Clarke Local History Awards. Her articles have appeared in several national publications including The Globe and Mail and Reader’s Digest. Claudia lives in North Vancouver and teaches creative writing in the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University.

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cm_cornwall@telus.net

At the October 28, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Claudia will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-october-28

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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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Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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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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Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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