July 26-2019 Gathering of Surrey Muse

84th Gathering

Featured art by Ed Kuris, poster design by Mariam Zohra

July 26, 2019
Author Veeno Dewan
Poet Kyle McKillop
Artist Ed Kuris
Open Mic Opener Karen Schauber
Featured Art by Ed Kuris
Host Nefertiti SheLa Morrison

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

Updates will be posted here
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Raghavendra Rao K.V. – Surrey Muse

Raghavendra Rao K.V. is a South Asian Canadian artist who has just finished a series of paintings on the historic incident of Komagata Maru. Born and raised in Bangalore, Karnataka (India), he attended the Ken School of Art and after completing his diploma in painting, he received a fellowship at the Kanoria Centre for Arts in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. As an emerging artist, he participated in ‘Four Young Contemporaries’ curated by Rekha Rodwittiya. As well, Raghu Jee explored the idea of installation art along with his peers, and participated in numerous solo and group shows in India, Europe, and North America. He has undertaken residencies in Switzerland, Scotland, Mauritius, numerous locations in India itself, and at a major collaborative art festival in Lille, France. Raghu Jee began teaching at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore in 1997, and has taught there occasionally since 2012. He splits his time between Bangalore and Vancouver, where he paints and lives with his wife and two children.

More about Raghu Jee
raghuraokv.wordpress.com
Contact
raghuraokarkala@gmail.com

At the June 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Raghu Jee will be the Featured Artist, and we’ll hear him via Skype from Europe where he is now visiting. More about the event: june-28-2019-gathering

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June 28-2019 Gathering of Surrey Muse

83rd Gathering


June 28, 2019
Author Shashi Bhat
Poet Lozan Yamolky
Artist Raghavendra Rao K.V.
Open Mic Opener Val Parks
Featured Art by Raghavendra Rao K.V.
Host Randeep Purewall

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
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Updates will be posted here
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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Surrey Muse Program July-November 2019

Art work by David Hale

Session 16
July-November 2019

July 26
Author Veeno Dewan
Poet Kyle McKillop
Performer Angel Edwards
Open Mic Opener Karen Schauber
Host Nefertiti SheLah Morrison

August 23
Author Asel Omar
Poet Isabella Wang
Performer Saroop Soofi
Open Mic Opener Tamar Vokey
Host Fauzia Rafique

September 27
Author Chimedum Ohaegbu
Poet Jessica Johns
Performer Tim Mar
Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Host Mariam Zohra

October 25
Author Shazia Hafiz Ramji
Poet Ian Cognito
Performer Bill Arnott
Open Mic Opener Enna de Guzman
Host Jovian Radheshwar

November 22
Author Dorothy Christian
Poet Johnny MacRae
Performer Summer Pervez Sultan
Visiting Author Sharon Berg (Toronto)
Open Mic Opener Winston Le
Host Sana Janjua

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Will be posted below
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Surrey Muse program is put together twice a year, in Nov/Dec for January-June session, and in May/June for July-November session. Dates are blind-picked by participants through an invitation. Participants are invited from a recommendations list that stays open throughout the year. To recommend authors, poets and performers to be featured at Surrey Muse, use the email address at the bottom of this post or try the online recommendations form

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Jovian Radheshwar – Surrey Muse


Jovian Radheshwar is a rapper, poet and an educator now based in Vancouver. Having grown up in New York listening to rap during an increasingly racialized America in the mid-1990s, Jovian began to practice rap as a medium for his artistic expression. In 2012, he collaborated as MC Bitter Buffalo with Bobby Musgrave (Pensive Blue Polar Bear) and Ed Keenan (DJ California Condor) in exploring the endangered nature of existence in a technologized modern world for the album ‘No Hooks’, and since then they have performed in Canada and the USA as the Endangered Species. Jovian’s poetry explores history, difference, drugs, science, knowledge, and the globalization of race. His music inspirations include Outkast, Nas and Pink Floyd where Hunter S. Thompson, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Frantz Fanon are among his literary influences. Jovian was born in Bombay and raised in New York, later he taught Black Studies, Global Studies, and Political Science in California for over ten years. Jovian lives in Burnaby and works as a professor of Political Science at Douglas College in New Westminster.

Visit Jovian’s SoundCloud profile
soundcloud.com/endangeredspecies
Contact Jovian
jovian.radheshwar@protonmail.com

At the May 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Jovian will be the Featured Performer. More information about the event is here:
may-24-2019-gathering

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May 24-2019 Gathering of Surrey Muse

82nd Gathering


May 24, 2019
Author Rahat Kurd
Poet Kevin Spenst
Performer Jovian radheshwar
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Featured Art by Kanwal Dhaliwal
Host Mariam Zohra

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

Updates will be posted here
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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Kwantlen, Katzie, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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John Michael Koffi – Surrey Muse


John Michael Koffi is an author, a poet and a singer/songwriter from the Democratic Republic of Congo now studying, working and living in Vancouver. Last April, John published ‘Refuge-e: The Journey Much Desired‘ (Tellwell Talent 2018), a book of non-fiction and his debut title that crystallizes his experiences and understandings gained as a refugee in parts of Africa, Europe and America. He is an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where he has worked as a co-representative of African Studies Minor Program for the UBC Africa Awareness Initiative, an organization he is the current president of. John volunteers as a Wellness Peer, and he serves as a member of the advisory board for Vancouver Foundation’s LEVEL Youth Granting. He has participated in numerous readings, speaking engagements and musical and poetry performances in BC. At this time, John is working on a poetry book and a music album.

Visit John’s website
jmkoffi.com
Contact John
jmichaelkoffi@gmail.com

At the April 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, John will be our Featured Author. More information about the event is here: april-26-gathering

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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