August 24-2018 Gathering of Surrey Muse

74th Gathering

August 24, 2018
Author Yilin Wang
Poet Aidan Chaffe
Performer Tony Morris (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Mandeep Wirk
Booksigning Author Alan Hill
Featured Art by Christi Belcourt
Host Mariam Zohra D.

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 405 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Open Mic
Refreshments
Book Table
Free event
Donations welcome

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

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Surrey Muse Program July-November 2018

‘2016 – 2018 extinction portraits’
by annie ross
featured on April 2018 poster

Session 14
July-November 2018

July 27
Author Sultan Somjee
Poet Christopher Levenson
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Booksigning Author Manolis
Host Helga Parekh

Aug 24
Author Yilin Wang
Poet Aidan Chaffe
Performer Tony Morris (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Mandeep Wirk
Booksigning Author Alan Hill
Host Sana Janjua

Sept 28
Author Lydia Kwa
Poet Wil George
Performer Endangered Species
Open Mic Opener Saroop Soofi
Booksigning Author Susan Crean
Host Alex Macilwain

Oct 26
Author Fauzia Rafique
Poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Performer Larry Nicholson
Open Mic Opener Katheren Szabo
Booksigning Author Jónína Kirton
Host Sonja Grgar

Nov 23
Author Giles Slade
Poet Keith Garebian
Celebration 7th Anniversary of Surrey Muse
Open Mic Opener Nefertiti SheLah Morrison
Booksigning Author Heidi Greco
Host Mariam Zohra

Updates to this program
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

Surrey Muse gatherings
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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded territories of the
Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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February 24-2017 Gathering of Surrey Muse

57th Gathering

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February 24, 2017
Author Nasreen Pejvack
Poet Alan Hill
Performer Mustapha Makhdoom
Open Mic Opener Mohamad Kebbewar
BookSigning Author Patricia A. Donahue
Featured Art by Ed Kuris
Host Helga Parekh

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NEW! Featured Art on Surrey Muse posters
Surrey Muse Art Director Mariam Zohra has begun
a new poster series to showcase work of guest artists.
This month, our poster features art by
Ed Kuris

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Surrey Muse Program – January to June 2017

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January – June 2017
Session 11

January 27
Author LP Wallinger
Poet Manolis
Performer Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Host Fauzia Rafique

February 24
Author Nasreen Pejvack
Poet Alan Hill
Performer Mustapha Makhdoom
Open Mic Opener Mohamad Kebbewar
Host Helga Parekh

March 24
Author Ruth Kozak
Poet Joìniìna Kirton
Performer Sonja Grgar
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Host Sana Janjua

April 28
Author Margo Prentice
Poet dn simmers
Performer Sherry Duggal
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Host Joanne Arnott (uc)

May 26
Author Alan Girling
Poet Fiona Tin Wei Lam
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Katheren Szabo
Host Mariam Zohra

June 23
Author (SheLa) Nefertiti Morrison
Poet Lakshami Gill
Performer Mariam Zohra
Open Mic Opener Malik Mohamed (uc)
Host Sonja Grgar

Surrey Muse program is put together twice a year for two sessions, January-June and July-November. Participants are invited based on a Recommendations List where names and email addresses are collected throughout the year. To be on the recommendations list, or to recommend someone else, send us an email message at:
surrey.muse@gmail.com

For updates and to view previous programs, click below:
surreymuse.wordpress.com/program

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Alan Hill – Surrey Muse

Alan Hill is the Poet Laureate of the City of New Westminster. He has published three books of poetry including The Broken Word and The Upstairs Country. His poems have been published in over forty literary magazines and periodicals across Europe and North America. In Canada his poetry publication credits include CV2, Event, Canadian Literature, Acta-Victoriana, Dalhousie Review and Poetry is Dead. He has presented his work at Word on The Street, Summer Dreams festival, and at different literary events throughout the Lower Mainland. He is the President of RCLAS (Royal City Literary Arts Society), and he has served as a Director on the Executive Board of the Federation of BC Writers. Alan started writing after meeting his Vietnamese Canadian wife in Botswana. He is now working on a poetry manuscript on the themes of war and social dislocation and how they shaped his intercultural Canadian family.

Visit Alan’s Facebook page
facebook.com/alan.hill.108
Contact Alan
afjhill@hotmail.com

At the August 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Alan will be the Booksigning Author. More information about the event is here:
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Support our Projects
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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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November 28-2014 Gathering of Surrey Muse – Third Anniversary Celebration

33rd Gathering

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November 28, 2014
3rd Anniversary Extended Open Mic
Featured Presenters
Ghia Aweida, Pamela Bentley, Sonja Grgar, Alan Hill
Ibrahim Honjo, Sana Janjua, Franci Louanne, Jonina Lynn Kirton
Manolis, Helga Parekh, Randeep Purewall, Fauzia Rafique

Host
Mariam Zohra D.

Room 418 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Book Table
Refreshments

Free event
Donations welcome

Download PDF Poster
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