Dorothy Christian – Surrey Muse

Dorothy Christian Cucw-la7 is a visual storyteller, scholar, writer and editor from Splatsin community of Secwepemc Nation who also honours her Syilx ancestry. Dorothy’s publications include ‘Indigenous Visual storywork for Indigenous Film Aesthetics‘ (Decolonizing Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology, 2019). She is Co-editor of Downstream: Reimagining Water (2017), co-author of ‘Unmapping Watershed Mind‘ (Thinking With Water, 2013), author of ‘Reconciling With the People and the Land‘ (Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation Through the Lens of Cultural Diversity, 2011), Co-author of ‘History of a Friendship‘ (Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous and non-Indigenous Relationships, 2010). Earlier this year, Dorothy curated a program for the 2019 ImagineNative Film Festival, the largest Indigenous film festival in the world, bringing a Hopi filmmaker’s visual representations to the world stage. Before graduate school, Dorothy segment produced, directed and wrote for the national broadcaster Vision TV where she accumulated over 100 professional production credits. She travelled throughout Turtle Island and into Mexico to carry Indigenous stories back to the Canadian screen culture. Dorothy serves as the Associate Director, Indigenous Initiatives at Simon Fraser University.

More about Dorothy is here
sfu.ca/dchristi
Contact Dorothy
dorothy_c@sfu.ca

At the November 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Dorothy will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: nov-22-gathering

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Rahat Kurd – Surrey Muse

Rahat Kurd is a writer, poet, editor, and a librettist based in Vancouver. The first collection of her poems titled COSMOPHILIA was published by Talonbooks in 2015, and her poem ‘Alkohol’ was a finalist for the 2019 Malahat Review Long Poem Prize. Rahat’s first libretto, commissioned by composer Brian Current for his oratorio ‘The River of Light’ was performed earlier this month at the Vancouver Opera Festival. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the Literary Review of Canada, Rungh, The Walrus, and Maisonneuve magazines. She is the guest editor of the forthcoming 2019 Summer Supplement issue of The Puritan online literary magazine themed around ‘What does it mean to be a Muslim writer?’ Over the next year she hopes to complete a critical memoir about the transformation of Muslim identity, once a matter of private conscience, into a public spectacle.

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Contact Rahat
kurdrahat@gmail.com

At the May 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Rahat will be our Featured Author. More information about the event is here:
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Astarte 23 – Artist / Musician

Astarte 23 is a visual art project by Anna E. who is at the moment based in Austria. As an artist she draws inspiration from multiple arrays such as fantasy, surrealism, science fiction, psychedelia and nature. Working both in the analog and digital fields and combining both to create new experiments the works take on new forms with a focus on geometry, mutation, time and transformation. Her works range from black and white ink drawings to oil paintings to digital collaging and sometimes creating music with a focus on the drums.

Surrey Muse is happy to have art work by Astarte 23 on our poster for the January 2018 gathering.

Contact Anna E.
marcia.steflitsch@yahoo.de

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