Trudy M. Davies – Surrey Muse

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Trudy Davies is an author, illustrator and poet with background in health and education. She has published a children’s story book, two chapbooks of learning with children, and a collection of poetry. Her first book Butterfly Dreams: Milo’s Adventure was based on much loved bedtime stories she told her own children, this one about a magical butterfly that would take them on wonderful adventures. Her two chapbooks FUN WITH WORDS: There’s a Reason for the Rhyme 1 and 2 were published by request of children, teachers and parents. Wings for the Spirit: A journey to hope and love in all seasons is a collection of about 100 of Trudy’s poems combined with her husband Jim Davies’s photography and some of her own artwork. Her poems have been published in magazines, newspapers, anthologies, newsletters, given as gifts, used for cards, and made into songs.

For Trudy, creative writing, painting and music are enjoyable and also therapeutic. Her career as an occupational therapist spanned almost 30 years, providing rich experiences with people of all ages. Much of the time she worked with children and their families in hospitals, schools and their homes. Butterfly Dreams: Milo’s Adventure was written and illustrated with the intention of giving families a cuddle-up time with their kids.

Visit Trudy’s web page
trudymdavies.wordpress.com
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Contact Trudy
trudymdavies@gmail.com

At the September 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Trudy will present a selection of her stories including Butterfly Dreams: Milo’s Adventure. More information about the event is here:
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L.P. Wallinger – Surrey Muse

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L.P. Wallinger is a writer and graphic artist who has written and self-published several books focusing on the strange and the unusual, including ‘The Mystery of the Jaguar’s Eye’, ‘The Gospel of Octopus Jesus’, and ‘Dink’. But the fact remains that he is an art school dropout and a ridiculous man. He once spent eight summers in a row living in a tent in the Yukon. His work is best described by a famous musician as ‘confident prose from a nervous author.’

At this time, Wallinger is safely kept in Surrey by his wife Margaret and a big orange dog named Scrambles.

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www.dinkthebook.com
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liamwallinger@live.com

At the January 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, we hope to hear more about Wallinger’s ‘confident prose‘. More information about the event is here: january-27-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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Sylvia Grace Borda – Surrey Muse

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Sylvia Grace Borda is an artist and Research Associate at the University of Stirling, Scotland. She studied Fine Arts at the University of British Columbia (MFA) and Media & Photography at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (BFA).

Sylvia is a cross-disciplinary artist, she has been producing contemporary artwork for over a decade. She works in photography, architecture, video and emergent technologies to study, research, and respond to changing urban and rural landscapes.

Her work borrows from painting and historical photographic vocabularies in which she pays homage to specific historical references. While using art history as a foundation to inform her production, Borda collaborates with artists and communities to accurately produce narratives that become contemporary portraits of our time and provide reflections on wider social conditions.

Sylvia Grace Borda has received a number of public grants and awards including Frontiers in Retreat, EU Award (2014-16);  City of Richmond Public Art Commission: No.4 Pump Station (2010-11); Cultural Capital of Canada Artist status award for Surrey, BC in combination with Cultural Olympiad project status for the Winter Olympics (2008-10); the Innovation Award, The Lighthouse Gallery Glasgow (2006); and the Urban Culture Award (through the Millennium Commission, Cities of Culture Liverpool) for 2005-07.

www.sylviagborda.com 

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