Johnny MacRae – Surrey Muse

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Johnny MacRae is a poet, performer and an arts educator who is a three-time winner of regional slam poetry championship: Vancouver grand slam 2010, Vancouver indy slam 2013 and 2016. In 2013, he was named Poet of Honour for Victoria Spoken Word Festival. He also was a national underground champion at Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2011. A former member of two Vancouver Poetry Slam teams (2009/2010) and one Victoria Poetry Slam team (2013), Johnny has offered hundreds of performances at slams, readings and performing arts festivals across Canada and the United States. He performs both solo and as a member of psychedelic talk rock duo, 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac. Johnny attended Spoken Word residencies at the Banff Centre twice, and was a three-time ensemble member at the Victoria Spoken Word Festival including the 2015 All Star Ensemble.

Visit Johnny’s website
johnnymacrae.com
Contact Johnny
murdocat@gmail.com

At the November 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Johnny will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: nov-22-gathering

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Winston Le – Surrey Muse

Winston Le is a Vietnamese-Canadian poet and an arts organizer living in Langley, BC. His debut chapbook, translanguaging was shortlisted for the 2018 Broken Pencil Zine Awards. His poems have been featured in both Filling Station and Seagery Zine. He was the Events Coordinator for Asians on Edge, an Asian-Canadian diasporic literary event. He most recently collaborated with multi-instrumentalist composer Cameron Catalano in composing a song as part of Art Song Lab 2019, performed at Pyatt Hall by soprano singer Robyn Driedger-Klassen and pianist Rachel Iwaasa. Winston is now working on his next collection of poems.

Visit Winston on Facebook
facebook.com/winston.le.3
Contact Winston
winstonladdle@gmail.com

At the November 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Winston will begin the Open Mic Session. More information about the event is here: november-22-2019-gathering

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Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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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.

Check Word Works Magazine
issuu.com/fbcw/docs
Visit Ian’s Facebook page
facebook.com/yancognito
Contact Ian Cognitō
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.

Visit Cathy’s website
cathystonehouse.com
View her facebook page
facebook.com/cathy.stonehouse.58
Contact Cathy Stonehouse
cathy.stonehouse@gmail.com

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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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Jessica Johns – Surrey Muse

Jessica Johns is a nehiyaw aunty and a member of Sucker Creek First Nation in Treaty 8 territory of Northern Alberta. She is the managing editor of Room magazine and a co-organizer of the Indigenous Brilliance reading series, a collaborative series between Room and Massy Books celebrating Indigenous women/2SQ storytellers. She has been published in Cosmonauts Avenue, Glass Buffalo, CV2, SAD Magazine, Red Rising Magazine, The Rusty Toque, Poetry is Dead, and Bad Nudes, among others. Her short story, ‘The Bull of the Cromdale’ was nominated for a 2019 National Magazine Award in fiction and her debut poetry chapbook, How Not to Spill, is out now with Rahila’s Ghost Press.

Contact Jessica
jessicajohns@roommagazine.com
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@stellaabrenda

At the September 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Jessica will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here: september-27-2019-gathering

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Angel Edwards – Surrey Muse

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Angel Edwards is a Vancouver-based singer, songwriter, guitarist and poet who now performs as a solo artist. She has just launched her third book of poetry Spirits Dressed Up As Poems to add to her earlier two titles Tales in the Dreams Garden and Lust Unfiltered By Love, with Silver Bow publishing in 2018 and 2019. Angel’s work has been published in newspapers and magazines in Canada, Ireland, England, Africa, Romania USA and Croatia. She performs her music and poetry live and is available for hire.

Visit Angel’s website
angeledwards.ca
Listen to Angel’s music
reverbnation.com/angeledwards
Contact Angel
angeledwards@yahoo.com

At the August 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Angel will be the Featured Performer. More information about the event is here: august-23-2019

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Ed Kuris – Surrey Muse

Edward Stefan Kuris is a painter, sculptor and poet who is an Associate of the Ontario College of Art (OCAD) since the 70s. An abstract figurative painter, Ed makes soapstone, wood and metal sculptures, brass and copper jewelry, and his work has been displayed in numerous solo and juried group shows in Guelph, Toronto, Fergus, Elora, Quebec, Slovak Republic, Cuba, and Japan. Ed has published two poetry chapbooks, heaven from pennies and lifeboats, and his poems have been published in over forty literary journals across Canada and abroad. He also did a poetry voiceover written for a video titled ‘Cast Aside’ about the aesthetics of dereliction and the fate of IMICO, an abandoned malleable iron factory in Guelph built in 1912. Born in Cape Breton NS in 1947, Ed studied Fine Arts at the University of Windsor and at Ontario College of arts (OCA). He now lives in Guelph, Ontario.

More about Ed
ed-kuris-paintersculptor
Facebook page
facebook.com/ed.kuris
Contact
edskuris@hotmail.ca
(519) 824-5568

At the July 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Ed will be the Featured Artist and he will speak to us via Skype. More information about the event is here: july-26-2019-gathering

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

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