Carol Neuman – Surrey Muse

Carol Neuman is a poet, writer, literacy activist and a public speaker. Her features on arts and culture, columns on civic engagement, and short form poetry have appeared in numerous publications including BeatRoute, SEE Magazine, the Edmonton Journal, Room Magazine, and, in the anthology Big: Stories of Life in Plus-Sized Bodies (Caitlin Press, 2020). In 2013, Carol was honored as one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 for her work as a community leader and organizer. She has served as a board member of LitFest – Canada’s only non-fiction literary festival, Vancouver’s Reel Causes and Edmonton’s Next Gen committee. Her love of writing was sparked through an after school job in the late-90’s where she first published concert reviews on one of the world’s earliest online youth culture websites. From writing concert reviews, to presenting her research on subdermal RFID tags at Cambridge University, to working as an Edmonton lobbyist, to expanding access to equitable education- she continues to express herself as a poet, writer and a community leader. At this time, Carol lives in Metro Vancouver where she runs a literacy organization serving 3000 children across British Columbia.

More about Carol
thevantagepoint.ca/users/carol-neuman
Follow her on Twitter
@carol_neuman
Contact Carol
carol.ann.neuman@gmail.com

At the June 26th virtual gathering of Surrey Muse, Carol will begin the Open Mic session with her poems. Visit this link for more information about the Gathering: the-4th-virtual-gathering

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen,
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
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Chelene Knight – Surrey Muse

Chelene Knight is a Vancouver based poet, author, editor and mentor. She has published a collection of her poems Braided Skin, and a memoir. Her memoir titled Dear Current Occupant is the winner of the 2018 Vancouver Book Award, and it is long-listed for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. In 2019, Chelene was selected as a Writers’ Trust Rising Star. Her essays have appeared in Canadian and American literary journals and national newspapers. Her work appears in various anthologies including Making Room, Love Me True, Sustenance, The Summer Book, and Black Writers Matter. Earlier, Chelene worked as the managing editor at Room (2016-2019), and programming director for the Growing Room Festival (2018, 2019), and now she is the CEO of #LearnWritingEssentials and Breathing Space Creative. Chelene accepts speaking engagements unpacking issues around home, belonging and belief, inclusivity, and community building through authentic storytelling. At this time, Chelene is working on Junie, a novel set in Vancouver’s Hogan’s Alley.

Visit Chelene’s website
cheleneknight.com
Follow her on Twitter
@LWEstudio
Contact Chelene
cheleneknight.com/contact

At the June 26th virtual gathering of Surrey Muse, Chelene will be the Featured Poet. More about the Gathering: the-4th-virtual-gathering

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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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Joanna Lilley – Surrey Muse

Joanna Lilley is a British Canadian author, poet and arts organizer. She has published three poetry collections: Endlings (Turnstone Press), If There Were Roads (Turnstone Press), and The Fleece Era (Brick Books) that was nominated for the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry. She’s also the author of a short story collection, The Birthday Books (Hagios Press), and a novel, Worry Stones (Ronsdale Press), that was longlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award. Joanna has given readings all across Canada and in the US and UK and has delivered workshops as far afield as Alaska and Iceland. Joanna moved to Canada in 2006, 15 years after cycling alone across the country from Nova Scotia to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. She now lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, where she co-founded the Yukon Writers’ Collective Ink. She is grateful to reside on the Traditional Territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.

Visit Joanna on Facebook
facebook.com/joanna.lilley.5
Follow her on twitter
twitter.com/circumpolarjo
Contact Joanna
jo.lilley@rocketmail.com

At the Third virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse, Joanna will be the featured poet. More about the Gathering: third-virtual-gathering

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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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Elaine Woo – Surrey Muse

Elaine Woo is a West Coast-based poet, artist, and librettist. She has published two collections of her poetry, Put Your Hand in Mine (2019) and Cycling with the Dragon (2014). In her view, ‘the creative mind goes where it goes, and because of such meanderings’, her work is now tending to come out more as visual poetry, visual art, and micro-essays. Some of it is forthcoming or appears in Thorn Lit Mag, Watch Your Head, Otoliths, h&, S/tick,The Elephant Journal, and Sivana East. More about Elaine is at the link below.

Visit Elaine’s website
elainespath.org
Elaine on Facebook
facebook.com/elaine.woo.39

At the April 24 virtual gathering of Surrey Muse, Elaine will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: april-24-2020

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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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Rhiannon Marshall – Surrey Muse

Rhiannon Marshall is a poet, writer and a community organizer. Her poems have been published in Cedar Bark Poets’ Zine magazines, and she has co-hosted many monthly poetry readings. Rhiannon has also co-chaired an author Q&A event at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) where she is a fourth year student achieving her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Counselling. At this time, other than compiling her first poetry collection, Rhiannon is working on a children’s book titled ‘Why Do You Walk Like That?’

Contact Rhiannon
missrhia123@gmail.com

At the March 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Rhiannon will begin the Open Mic session. More about the event is here: march-27-2020-gathering

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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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