Featured Art by Rob Zeer – ‘Street Kids’

‘Pink Rose’, from ‘Street Kids’, Kelowna BC 2008

Street Kids

‘In 2008 while living in Kelowna, British Columbia, I created a series of 16”x20” / 40cmx50cm pastel or acrylic portraits on paper.

‘Shortly before my small mid-week drawing session I’ld walk to the centre park where wayfaring youth hung out. There I’ld find & proposition a fresh new model.

‘It was always win/win; the model leaving with some cash, artists with a portrait, and everyone with new friendship, understanding and acceptance from the day.’

~ Rob Zeer

‘Pink Rose’ is featured on the August 2017 poster of Surrey Muse.


Poster designed by Surrey Muse art director Mariam Zohra.

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August 25-2017 Gathering of Surrey Muse

63rd Gathering

August 25, 2017
Author Patricia A. Donahue
Poet Ghia Aweida
Performer Lilija Valis & Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Booksigning Author Ken Westdorp
Featured art by Rob Zeer
Host Alex Macilwain

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

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NEW! Featured Art on Surrey Muse posters
This month our poster features art by
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Patricia A. Donahue – Surrey Muse

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Patricia is an author, an educator, a psychotherapist and a sailor. She has published three novels Mighty Orion – Accord (2017), Mighty Orion – Fate (2013) and Mighty Orion – Secrets (2011). Her writings have appeared in academic journals (psychology), and in anthologies, magazines and newspapers. Her several years of teaching at university included course-units in formal and creative writing at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan (Continuing Studies). The showcased author for UBC-O’s Fifth Year Anniversary celebrations, she was also chosen for the Okanagan Literary Arts Award, representing BC’s interior region, in 2012. Patricia has been a presenter/panelist at the Shuswap Writers Festival, the Kamloops Writers Festival, and the Vernon Writers Festival.

Born on the eastern seaboard of Canada, she grew up in a large bilingual family of gregarious storytellers, singers, and adventurers. She has raised three children on her own and is a practicing psychotherapist. She now resides in White Rock, BC.

More about Patricia is here
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Contact Patricia
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At the August 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Patricia will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: august-25-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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Lilija Valis – Surrey Muse

Lilija Valis is a Vancouver-based poet, spoken word, and recording artist. She is the author of poetry book Freedom on the Fault Line, and she has released a solo recording, ‘Poems of Freedom and Other Everyday Things’, and a group recording ‘Skytrain’ with Secret Messengers. Lilija won Vancouver Tagore Society’s 2017 First Prize in Poetry, and she was a prizewinner at Artists Embassy International 2017 Dancing Poetry Festival in San Francisco. Her work has been featured in various anthologies, and she has performed at literary, musical and philosophical events such as Poetic Justice, Surrey Muse, Renaissance Books, and LibertyMingle. She has hosted poetry and music events and has been interviewed on Co-Op Radio on numerous occasions. Lilija is working on a new book of poems.

More about Lilija
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Contact Lilija
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At the August 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Lilija will be our featured Performer with Musician Enrico Renz. More about the event is here: august-25-gathering

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Ghia Aweida – Surrey Muse

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Ghia Aweida is a Lebanese born Canadian poet who has published a full length poetry book My Spiritual Journey (2014) and a number of chapbooks. Her work has appeared in anthologies and in online and print publications including How to live, Intrepid Pens, Farouz.com, Megaphone, This is Just to Say Letters, Stanza Project, and, Voice to Voice, where one of her songs was converted to music. She has participated on the panel in the Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference; took part in the Heart of the City Festival, Grit Lit Live, and Our Voices. Ghia is a founding member of Intrepid Pens, a reading-writing group that began at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) and operated out of W2 Media Cafe in Vancouver. She has been involved in the Creative Women’s Craftworks since its creation; and she has facilitated with poet Joanne Arnott and Proma Tagore in Feelings of the Heart Workshop at Gallery Gachet. Ghia is a member of Thursday’s Collective. She was born in Beirut with Palestinian, Syrian, and Lebanese descent. She attended elementary school in Lebanon, spent a school term in Greece (1976) and returned to Beirut for two more years, then relocated with her family to Cyprus in 1978 where she completed high school. In July 1986, she immigrated to Canada with her family, settling in Vancouver where she now lives.

Contact Ghia
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At the April 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Ghia will begin the Open Mic session. More information about the event is here: april-26-gathering

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