Linda Xia – Surrey Muse

Linda Xia is an emerging novelist and poet who is about to launch her debut novel ‘Heir of Blood and Secrets’ with New Degree Press in August. Linda has been writing poetry since she was an angsty thirteen year old in desperate need of an outlet. These days, she primarily writes spoken word about life. Her poetry can be found in various anthologies including Dreamtastic (Polar Expressions) and Heart of Solstice (Young Writers of Canada). Linda has been travelling the world the last three years as a student at the Minerva Schools at KGI, as well she has built a bike, ran a half-marathon, and written a novel, she is still figuring out what she wants to do with her life.

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At the May 28, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Linda will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: friday-may-28-2021/

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Catherine Lewis – Surrey Muse

Catherine Lewis is a Chinese Canadian writer and poet who is a 2019 graduate of the Writer’s Studio at SFU and a 2020 graduate of the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive. Her work has been published in emerge 19, featured on the My Small Press Writing Day blog, and displayed at the Line & Lens photopoetry exhibition. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, Catherine lives in Vancouver on the traditional unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. At this time, she is at work on her memoir.

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At the January 22, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Catherine will begin the Open Mic session with an excerpt from her in-progress memoir. More about the event is here: january-22-2021

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City of Surrey recognizes Surrey Muse Coordinator & Cofounder for excellence in Literary Arts

Fauzia Rafique, the coordinator and a cofounder of Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS), has received the City of Surrey’s Arts & Heritage Literary Arts Award in recognition of her work in the areas of creative writing and arts organizing. View the document containing the following information, and a complete list of award recipients. CivicDistinctionAwardRecipients.pdf

Fauzia’s statement

‘It is an honour for me to be selected for the City of Surrey’s Arts & Heritage Literary Arts Award.

‘Working for Surrey Muse Arts Society, a non-profit mandated to encourage inclusivity, representation, voice and equality in the arts community, forms a direct organic link to my writing practice as my novels and poems explore similar themes. It works well together, my creative writing process is more instinctive while organizing efforts use intellectual and cerebral energy.

‘I receive this award on behalf of over 300 authors and artists who have graced us since November 2011; Literary Advisers Joanne Arnott, Manolis Aligizakis, Nefertiti SheLa Morrison; Volunteers Helga Parekh, David Macilwain, and, of course, Surrey Muse co-Founders and Directors Mariam Zohra D, Sana Janjua, Randeep Purewall, and myself.

‘Our gratitude to Susan Crean and Jordan Strom for their ongoing support, and, to our peers at Surrey Libraries, Surrey Art Gallery and the City’s Cultural Grants section.’

Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS) congratulates all award recipients.


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Zofia Rose Musiej -Surrey Muse

Zofia Rose Musiej is a singer/songwriter, poet and interdisciplinary performer. A graduate of The Writer’s Studio at SFU (2019), her poetry has been published in Emerge 19, Prism, Room Magazine, and Salt Chuck City Review. She made her acting debut in ‘Saving Mother’ at the Granville Island Fringe Festival in 2016. Zofia is mixed-blood Polish and Carrier First Nation, and she resides in Vancouver, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, where she can be found following her muse and busking in East Van.

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At the November 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Zofia will begin the Open Mic session. More about the event: november-27-2020

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Call for Submissions – Surrey Muse Open Mic

‘The Explorers’ by Aaron Pacquette

Surrey Muse went digital in March 2020, and with it, the reach of our cross-genre Open Mic session has widened. We welcome this development by inviting submissions from anywhere in the world.

Guidelines
Send : An original audio or video recording of your own creative work (poems, stories, memoir, nonfiction, songs, skits, dance, art works, any form of art).
Duration : 3-5 minutes
Dateline : Before the Third Friday of each Month
Also : Add your name, web page, and title of your work/s to your email message.
How : Attach your audio or video file to your email message with Subject Line ‘Open Mic Submission: Month/Year’ (‘Nov/2020’), and send it to the two email addresses below:
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Surrey Muse uses English as its primary language. If you express your art in another language, you are welcome to present the original followed by its English translation.

Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS) is mandated to inclusivity and equality. Your work must not contain prejudice based on race, ethnicity, social or economic status, gender, disability, sexuality, religion, or any other similarly abusive category.
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At this time, we do not offer honorarium for Open Mic presentations.

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