Naava Smolash – Surrey Muse

Naava Smolash is the author of Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture (AK Press 2019), which grew out of her viral online essay ‘The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture.’ Naava holds a PhD in English Literature from Simon Fraser University, and is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio. Her work appears in academic and popular publications including Studies in Canadian Literature, West Coast Line, Briarpatch, Everyday Feminism, and The University of Toronto Quarterly. A longtime community organizer, she was a member of the No One is Illegal-Vancouver collective from 2005-2008 and the Media Democracy Day-Vancouver collective from 2008-2010. Current projects include a speculative fiction manuscript entitled Cipher. Originally from Montreal, Naava lives in East Vancouver and teaches in the English department at Douglas College.

Read more about Naava’s book
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Contact Naava Smolash
naava.smolash@gmail.com

At the September 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Naava will be the Booksigning Author. More information about the event is here: september-27-2019-gathering

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Jovian Radheshwar – Surrey Muse

Jovian Radheshwar is a hip-hop musician, poet, and educator. In 2012, he and Bobby Musgrave created Endangered Species a hip-hop collective based in Santa Barbara, California. Along with Ed Keenan of Los Angeles, Endangered Species has performed at various locations including LA, Santa Barbara, Vancouver and Surrey. Their album, ‘No Hooks’ explores themes of technological change, existential philosophy, race, America, empire, drugs, sex, heartbreak, and destruction. Jovian grew up in the 1990’s in New York City and then moved to California. His artistic influences include Pink Floyd, Modest Mouse, Outkast, Nas, Atmosphere, Hieroglyphics Crew, Wu-Tang Clan, and great American literature from the likes of Hunter S. Thompson. His PhD is in existential freedom and features novel interpretations of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Fromm, Berlin, and Fanon. Jovian was born in Bombay (“Mumbai” is for fascists), after teaching political science and Black studies in California for over ten years, he followed his love up north to Vancouver. He now lives in New Westminster where he is a professor of political science at Douglas College.

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Contact Jovian
jovian.radheshwar@protonmail.com

At the October 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Jovian will be the Host. More about the event is here: october-22-2021 

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Shashi Bhat – Surrey Muse

Shashi Bhat is a writer, editor and an educationist working in New Westminster. Her debut novel, The Family Took Shape (Cormorant, 2013), was a finalist for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. She is the winner of the 2018 Journey Prize, a finalist for the 2018 National Magazine Award for fiction, and, a finalist for the 2010 Bronwen Wallace Award. Shashi’s fiction has appeared in The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, The Dalhousie Review, Grain, PRISM international, Best Canadian Stories 2018, Journey Prize Stories 24 & 30, and other publications. Shashi holds an MFA in fiction from The Johns Hopkins University. She is the editor-in-chief of EVENT Magazine, and teaches creative writing at Douglas College.

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At the June 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Shashi will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here:
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Idrian Burgos – Surrey Muse

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Idrian L. Burgos is a writer of poetry, short fiction and creative prose. He has presented his work at various literary events in Surrey, New Westminster and Vancouver. He studied at Douglas College, where he contributed to its student newspaper, The Other Press. His work has been published in an anthology by the Poetry Institute of Canada. While Idrian mostly writes poetry at present, he hopes to break more into prose. He is currently also at a major crossroads in life, and hopes to get into a career involving writing.

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pad_re@yahoo.com.ph

At the January 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Idrian will begin the Open Mic Session. More information about the event is here: january-24-2020-gathering

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