Mohammed Hanif – Surrey Muse

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Mohammed Hanif is a novelist, journalist and a screenwriter who has published three novels including ‘A Case of Exploding Mangoes’ (2008), his debut title, on the exploding death of Pakistan’s General Ziaul Haq that won Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize in 2008 and Commonwealth Book Prize in 2009. Other titles include ‘Our Lady of Alice Bhatti’ (2011, won Wellcome Book Prize), and ‘Red Birds’ (2018). Mohammed also wrote feature film ‘The Long Night’ (2002), and stage play ‘The Dictator’s Wife’ (2008) presented at Hampstead Theatre. His writings have been published by numerous publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, Herald, and Newsline. At this time, Mohammed is writing ‘Bhutto’, an opera named after the hanged Prime Minister of Pakistan.

More from Mohammed is here
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At the June 25, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Mohammed Hanif will be the Featured Author. 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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Call for Submissions – Surrey Muse Open Mic

‘The Explorers’ by Aaron Pacquette

To participate in a Surrey Muse Open Mic session, arrive at the City Centre branch of Surrey Libraries 10 minutes ahead of time, and add your name to the Open Mic Presentations List located at the reception table of Room 418 (and Room 405 in February 2023). Each presenter gets 3-5 minutes to present their poetry, fiction, nonfiction, music and visual art. You can only present your own work.

Out of town presenters are welcome to send a 3-5 minute audio or video recording of their work before the 15th of a month. It’ll be viewed at the gathering.

Both in-person and recorded presentations will be included in the Program Video that will be recorded during the tn-person event, and it’ll later be added to Surrey Muse channel on YouTube.

Guidelines
Send : An original audio or video recording of your own creative work.
Duration : 3-5 minutes
Dateline : Before the 15th 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’ (‘Jan 2023’), and send it to the two email addresses below:
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Please note
Surrey Muse gatherings now take place on the Fourth Saturday 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 five guest presenters, an author, a poet, an artist/performer, and two across genre emerging artists. The Open Mic Session happens at the end of the program. More about the gatherings:
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At this time, we do not offer honorarium for Open Mic presentations.

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Arlene Bowman – Surrey Muse

Arlene Bowman is a Dine’ filmmaker who shoots still photographs, performs open mic, sings, and choreographs modern dance-jazz. Her films and videos include: Locked Doors (4 min. song poem video, 2013), Illegal Anger (4 min. song poem video, 2011), The Graffiti‘ (30 min. experimental drama video, 2010), ‘Song Journey‘ (hour documentary video, 1994), Women and Men Are Good Dancers (5 min. video, 1994) and Navajo Talking Picture (40 min. color 16mm film, 1986). Long before Arlene became a filmmaker, she drew people’s faces and bodies in elementary school art classes. At 14, her interest changed to still photography, and in 1971 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Still Photography from San Francisco Art Institute. When she moved to Los Angeles in 1977, the still photography changed to filmmaking, and she obtained M.F.A. in film production at University of California-Los Angeles in 1986. Now settled in Vancouver, she continues to work on her Our Language project about Dine’ & Na Dene languages. She is now working to apply for production funding for Our Language documentary, to produce-write Tourquoise Sun in LA, a feature drama, a documentary-animation about coho salmon, and to create an Indigenous Woman Filmmakers’ Tourquoise Filmmaker Conference and a non-profit organization for low income and Indigenous filmmakers.

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At the April 23, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Arlene will be the Featured Filmmaker. More about the event is here: friday-april-23-2021/

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Yvette Dudley-Neuman – Surrey Muse


Yvette Dudley-Neuman is an actor, director, writer and producer who has facilitated over forty theater and film productions. She has performed in The F Words, Watermelon Girls & Vagina Monologues; TV/film credits include VAN HELSING, The Hollow Child, and Edna Brown. She has written two short films (Edna Brown, Laundry Day), twenty nine Historical Re-enactment scripts, and a full length play, Christmas Crackers. Her script, THE F WORDS won Honorable Mention in Theatre BC’s 2014 Playwriting Competition. Yvette did her BFA and B.Ed at the University of Calgary, studied with Keith Johnstone (Theatre Sports), and then spent a year travelling the world with the cast of Up with. She has performed for three years in Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding. At this time, Yvette is writing a play entitled Titillations, working at The Free Table web series, and, as a long form improviser, portraying psych patients for Psych Nursing students.

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At the May 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Yvette will be our Featured Performer. More about the event is here: may-26-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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