April 26-2019 Gathering of Surrey Muse

81st Gathering


April 26, 2019
Author John Michael Koffi
Poet Raoul Fernandes
Performer Mariam Zohra
Open Mic Opener Ghia Aweida
Featured Art by David Hale
Host Sana Janjua

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 405 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Open Mic
Book Table
Refreshments

Free event
Donations welcome

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Isabella Wang – Surrey Muse


Isabella Wang is a compelling writer and poet who is also playing a significant role in the development of her literary communities. Her debut poetry chapbook is forthcoming with Baseline Press in 2019, and at 18, she is a two-time finalist and the youngest writer shortlisted for The New Quarterly’s Edna Staebler Essay Contest. Her poetry has appeared in Room Magazine, The /tEmz/ Review, Train Journal, CV2, Canthius, Plenitude, and Looseleaf Magazine, and she holds a Pushcart Prize nomination for poetry. Isabella’s essays are published in carte blanche, Invisible Blog, and The New Quarterly. She is studying English and World Literature at SFU, and serving as the Youth Advocate for the Federation of B.C. Writers. As well, Isabella is working with Books on the Radio, co-ordinating the bi-monthly Dead Poets Reading Series, and interning at Room Magazine.

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Contact Isabella
w.isa368@gmail.com

At the February 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Isabella will begin the Open Mic session. More information about the event is here: february-22-2019-gathering

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Sylvia Taylor – Surrey Muse

Sylvia Taylor is a writer, editor, and educator. She has published over 400 articles. Her first title The Fisher Queen: A Deckhand’s Tales of the BC Coast (Heritage House Publishing) was published in 2012, and now she’s launching this month another marine-themed non-fiction book, Beckoned by the Sea: Women at Work on the Cascadia Coast. Her prose and poetry have appeared in anthologies and magazines in Canada and the US, and her work was shortlisted for the CBC National Literary Awards. Sylvia worked as executive director and president of the Federation of BC Writers for thirteen years, she is a current director for the Arts Council of Surrey. She has edit-coached over 100 book manuscripts, and she consults with authors and entrepreneurs, and teaches writing & publishing-related skills.

Visit Sylvia’s web page
sylviataylor.ca
Contact Sylvia
words@sylviataylor.ca

At the May 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Sylvia will be our BookSigning Author. More about the event is here: may-26-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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Margo Prentice – Surrey Muse

Margo Prentice is a writer of short stories and poems, stage plays and standup comic scripts. She established Golden Age Theatre that ran successfully for 15 years. Her play ‘Women and Escorts Only’ was performed at the Firehall Arts Centre, and her most recent play ‘Mother’s Day’ is being considered by Vancouver Fringe Festival. Margo’s short stories have been published in Canadian Magazine, Vancouver Sun and Royal City Literary Arts on-line magazine, and her poems have appeared in anthologies locally and in Ontario. She performs as a stand-up comic at local comedy venues including Yuks Yuks, Lafflines, Rosedale Pub and Corky’s. She has also done comedy shows in Mexico and Europe. Margo runs Short Story Open Mic in New Westminster, and she is in the process of editing and organizing materials for a book-length work.

Margo considers herself ‘the oldest comic standing’.

Visit Margo’s Facebook page
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Contact Margo
margop@shaw.ca

At the April 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Margo will be our Featured Author, and we expect to hear/see anything from short stories to standup. More about the event is here: april-28-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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Sadhu Binning – Surrey Muse

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Sadhu was born in 1947 in Punjab, India and moved to Canada in 1967. A retired UBC language instructor, Sadhu has authored and co-authored more than seventeen books of poetry, fiction, plays, translations and research and his works have been included in over forty such anthologies in Punjabi and English. He edited a literary monthly Watno Dur and co-edits a quarterly, Watan. He is a founding member of “Vancouver Sath,” a theatre collective and Ankur,  an English language-magazine.

He sat on the BC Arts Board from 1993 to 1995. As an active member of Punjabi Language Education Association, he has been promoting Punjabi language in educational institutions in BC for the last two and a half decades.

Selected Publications:

Novel:
– Jugtoo, 2002;

Poetry:
– Yaar Mera Driya, 2001;
– No More Watno Dur a bilingual collection, 1994;
– Rishte Dariawan De, 1991;
– Jangal De Virudh, 1986;
– Sone Rangi Sarak, 1976

Short Stories:
– Fauji Banta Singh and other stories, (A Collection in English) 2014
– Katha Canada, Co-Edited, 2000;
– Lihon Lathe, 1994/2001;
– Kis Da Kasur, 1982

Plays:
– Latan de Bhoot Co-authored 2001
– Picket Line, Co-authored, 1995.
– Research / Translations:
– Nastik Bani, 2012;
– Sangharash De Sau Vre, Co-authored, 2000.
– Vot Da hak, Co- Authored, 1997.
– Budh Dhillon, From English into Punjabi, 2002;
– Maluka, Co-Translated a novel from English into Punjabi, 1988.

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Martha Roth – Surrey Muse

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Martha Roth is a writer and editor of non-fiction and fiction. Born and raised in Chicago, Martha lived in Paris for a period as a teenager. Her essays, poems and stories have been published in Nugget, Western Humanities Review, Esquire, Harper’s and North Stone Review among others.

She has published a novel Goodness (1996) and founded and edited a feminist quarterly called Hurricane Alice. She also co-edited a couple of important collections on contemporary feminist issues including Mother Journeys: Feminists Write About Mothering (1993) and Transforming a Rape Culture (1994; 2005). Since moving to B.C. in 2005, she has published short pieces and worked as an associate editor and contributor to Outlook magazine. Martha finds inspiration in the younger generation of Canadians who will, she is confident, transform a post-Harper Canada into a better place through their decency and good sense.

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Jean Pierre Makosso – Surrey Muse

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Jean Pierre Makosso is a French-English bilingual author, poet, play writer, theatre actor, director, storyteller, comedian and a teacher of writing and performance. Born in the Republic of Congo, Jean Pierre was schooled in both traditional African and Western systems of education. He has lived in France, Switzerland and has resided in B.C. since 2001.

He has published, La voix du conteur (2009, short stories), Le cri du triangle (2010, poetry and prose), Human Works (2011, poetry), Il était une fois…ce jour-là (2013, novel) and ‘Love you yet again’, which featured in the African-Canadian poetry anthology, the Great Black North (2013). He wrote a storytelling documentary ‘Baobab, tell me a story’ and short stories called billets d’humeur for French television and French radio.

As an actor, Jean Pierre has performed with the company Punta-Négra (Congo), the Théâtre du corps (France), Théâtre Amiel (Switzerland), la Maison de poésie (Paris, France) and African Stages (Vancouver).

He starred as an extra in the film “Charlie St Cloud” and has written and directed plays for Canada World Youth. He is also the founder of Makosso Village, which performs and facilitates workshops in writing, storytelling and performance in schools, universities, libraries and festivals across Canada and internationally.

Makosso village: makossovillage.com/index.html

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