The 8th Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday October 23 / 2020

98th Gathering

‘Let It Glow’ by Aaron Paquette. Poster designed by Mariam Zohra D.

LIVE Watch Party
Friday, September 25, 2020
5:30 -7:30 PM (PT)
Join us on YouTube
Surrey Muse Channel on YouTube

Featured Guests
Author Asel Omar
Poet Hari Alluri
Performer Alanna Edwards
Open Mic Opener Yong Nan Kim
Host Jovian Radheshwar

View previous program videos at
Surrey Muse YouTube channel

Free event
Donations welcome
Open Mic
(Via email, send 3-5 minute video or audio recording by October 15th.)

Updates will be posted here
Program
Videos will be posted here
surreymuse.wordpress.com/virtual/

More about the gatherings
Gatherings

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Support our Projects
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Women Who Named the Unnamed

Contact
surrey.muse@gmail.com

Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen,
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Surrey Muse Program July-November 2020

‘Reversal’ by Shehan Madawela
March 2020, the 1st virtual gathering

Session 18
July-November 2020

July 24
Author Jónína Kirton
Poet Joanne Arnott
Performer Tariq Hussain
Open Mic Opener Steffi Tad-y
Host Mariam Zohra D

Aug 28
Author Alix Ohlin
Poet Sophia Naz
Performer Sherry Duggal
Open Mic Opener Martha Warren
Host Jovian Radheshwar

Sept 25
Author Nathan Adler
Poet Franz
Performer Gunargie O’Sullivan
Open Mic Opener Jacqui Treiber
Host Mariam Zohra D

Oct 23
Author Asel Omar
Poet Hari Alluri
Artist Alanna Edwards
Open Mic Opener Yong Nan Kim
Host Jovian Radheshwar

Nov 27
Author Chimedum Ohaegbu
Poet Laifong Leung
Performer Lend Me Your Underbelly
Open Mic Opener Zofia Musiej
Host Mariam Zohra D

Updates to this program
Will be posted below
Program

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 chosen by the 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

More about the gatherings
Gatherings
Virtual Gatherings

‘LIKE’ us on FB
facebook.com/pages/Surrey-Muse/
Subscribe to YouTube channel
youtube.com/channel/UCZbc4p_Z7H0powudI18ePhg

Support our Projects
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)
Surrey Muse Writers
Women Who Named the Unnamed

Contact
surrey.muse@gmail.com

Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen,
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Asel Omar – Surrey Muse

Asel Omar is a Russian Canadian writer and scholar from Kazakhstan who arrived in Vancouver in 2019. Writing in Russian, she has published four books of poetry and short fiction titled ‘Credo’, ‘Early Colds’, ‘Blue Wolf’ and ‘Tengri Talisman’. She has also written movie scripts and philosophical articles. Her works have been published in Russia, France, Serbia, USA and Montenegro. She is a member of the Russian and Kazakhstan PEN. Asel graduated from Moscow Literary Institute in the Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. She worked as a PR specialist for commercial companies in Moscow, and taught philosophy in higher educational institutions.

Visit Asel’s Facebook page
facebook.com/asel.omar.9619
Contact Asel
gal788788@gmail.com

At the October 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Asel will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here: friday-october-23-2020/

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Support our Projects
Surrey Muse Writers
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)

Contact
surrey.muse@gmail.com

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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August 23-2019 Gathering of Surrey Muse

85th Gathering

Featured art by Ed Kuris, poster design by Mariam Zohra

August 23, 2019
Author Asel Omar
Poet Isabella Wang
Performer Angel Edwards
Open Mic Opener Tamar Vokey
Featured Art by Ed Kuris
Host Fauzia Rafique

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
Program
More about the gatherings
Gatherings

‘LIKE’ us on FB
facebook.com/pages/Surrey-Muse/
Follow on Twitter
@SurreyMuse

Support our Projects
Surrey Muse Writers
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)

Contact
surrey.muse@gmail.com

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 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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Updates to this program
Will be posted below
Program

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
Gatherings

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

‘LIKE’ us on FB
facebook.com/pages/Surrey-Muse/
Follow on Twitter
@SurreyMuse

Support our Projects
Surrey Muse Writers
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)

Contact
surrey.muse@gmail.com

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