Elizabeth Armerding – Surrey Muse

Elizabeth Armerding is a writer and poet who discovered a love for poetry at a beginners writing class in Metro Vancouver. Her first sestina ‘Country Song’ was shortlisted for the 2016 Magpie poetry award, and it was published in Pulp Literature. Going on to study at the Writers Studio at Simon Fraser University, she found her voice in creative non-fiction storytelling. Elizabeth’s interests include old buildings, old wounds, and the cat Princess Columbia. 

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At the June 25, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Elizabeth Armerding will begin the Open Mic session with her poems. More about the event is here: friday-june-25/

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Deborah Vieyra – Surrey Muse

Deborah Vieyra is a writer, teacher and performer from South Africa. Now based in Vancouver, Canada—due to the fact that she has a Canadian husband and two Canadian cats—she is a recent graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. The recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, Deborah holds an MA in Applied Theatre from the University of Southern California and a BA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town. Her poetry and prose have been published here and there, including in Entropy magazine and emerge 19. Because she had no idea how to bake bread, Deborah’s pandemic project turned out to be the writing of a play called The Bluebottles. And while it’s been chosen as one of the plays for the Jersey City Theatre Center’s Voices festival, she is still no closer to getting a good loaf to rise.

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At the September 24, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Deborah will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: friday-September-24

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Aislinn Hunter – Surrey Muse

Aislinn Hunter is an award-winning novelist, poet, and educator. She is the author of eight books including ‘The World Before Us’ (winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction prize) and her most recent novel ‘The Certainties’ (Knopf 2020) currently shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. She holds degrees in Art History, Creative Writing, Writing and Cultural Politics and English Literature. She teaches creative writing at KPU in Surrey and at SFU in the Writer’s Studio. 

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

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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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Please note
Surrey Muse gatherings take place on the Fourth Friday of each month except December. View earlier programs:
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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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Each gathering features four guest presenters, an author, a poet, an artist/performer, and an open Mic Opener (across genre). Your presentation will be a part of the Open Mic Session that happens at the end of the program. More about the gatherings:
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The curated videos are housed at YouTube from where they are shared to Surrey Muse Web page, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. View Program Videos, and SUBSCRIBE to our channel:
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At this time, we do not offer honorarium for Open Mic presentations.

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Nathan Adler – Surrey Muse


Nathan Adler is a writer, artist and filmmaker who has published ‘Wrist’, a novel, and ‘Ghost Lake’, a collection of short fiction, both with Kegedonce Press. Nathan is a first-place winner of the Aboriginal Writing Challenge, and the recipient of a Hnatyshyn Reveal award for literature. He has co-edited ‘Bawaajigan: Stories of Power’ (Exile Editions), and, his work is published in various periodicals and anthologies including Redwire, Canada’s History, Shtetl, Kimiwan, Shameless, Prairie Fire/CV2, and Event; and, ‘Food of my People’, ‘The Playground of Lost Toys’, ‘Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature Myth and Monster Stories’, ‘Love Beyond Body Space and Time’, and ‘Love After the End: Two-Spirit Utopias & Dystopias’. Nathan has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, a BFA in Integrated Media from OCAD, and a BA in English Literature and Native Studies from Trent University. Nathan is Jewish, and Anishinaabe, Two Spirit, and a member of Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation.

More about Nathan’s work
Nathan Adler’s ‘Wrist’
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At the September 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Nathan will be the Featured Author. More on the event is here: september-25-2020

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