Tonight’s Surrey Muse Event is CANCELLED

Please note that the February 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, scheduled for tonight, has been cancelled due to hazardous weather conditions.

We’ll make alternate arrangements to have our featured Author Lydia Kwa, featured Poet Raul Gatica, featured Performer Sherry Duggal, Booksigning Author Ashok Bhargava, and Open Mic Opener Mariam Zohra to present in the near future. Gratitude to Raghavendra Rao K.V. for the Featured Art on this month’s poster.

This is our first cancellation since Surrey Muse began in 2011.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Surrey Muse Core group
February 23, 2018

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Raghavendra Rao K.V. – Painter / Sculptor

Raghavendra Rao K.V. was born and raised in Bangalore, Karnataka (India), where he also attended Ken School of Art. After completing his diploma in painting, he received a fellowship in painting at the Kanoria Centre for Arts in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. As a young emerging artist, he participated in ‘Four Young Contemporaries’, curated by prominent artist, Rekha Rodwittiya, which highlighted new artists in the blossoming contemporary art market of the early 1990s in India. He explored the idea of installation art along with his peers since its early days, and participated in numerous solo and group shows in India, Europe, and North America. He has undertaken residencies in Switzerland, Scotland, and Mauritius, as well as numerous locations in India itself, and a major collaborative art festival in Lille, France. He began teaching at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore in 1997, and has taught there occasionally since 2012. He splits his time between Bangalore and Vancouver, where he lives with his wife and two children.

We are grateful to Raghavendra Rao for allowing us to feature his art on Surrey Muse poster for February 2018. The poster is designed by Art Director Mariam Zohra.

More about Raghvendra
https://raghuraokv.wordpress.com/paintings-and-drawings/
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February 23-2018 Gathering of Surrey Muse

68th Gathering

February 23, 2018

Author Lydia Kwa
Poet Raul Gatica
Performer Sherry Duggall
Open Mic Opener Mariam Zohra
Booksigning Author Ashok Bhargava
Featured art by Raghavendra Rao K.V.
Host Sonja Grgar

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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Sherry Duggal – Surrey Muse

Sherry Duggal is a South Asian Canadian actor, dancer, author and a naturopathic doctor who often combines her different skills to create art. Sherry’s play ‘Eve: A Balancing Act’ was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Her first book ‘Beneath The Surface’ is written in poetic prose as a stream of consciousness focusing on a healing journey. Her second book ‘Shringar: The Different Shades Of An Indian Bride’, is a poetry anthology that celebrates the feminine. Sherry’s scripts and plays have featured in international festivals including Rabindranath Tagore Festival, Sufi Legacy Conference, Diwalifest, Summer in the City, Mother Tongue Festival, Masala Mehndi Masti, and Pull Festival. Sherry has presented her work at World Poetry, Poetic Justice, Pandora’s Collective, Holy Wow poets, Writers International Network and Surrey Muse. Born and raised in Vancouver, Sherry has published and performed her work in India, UK, USA and Canada.

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sherryduggal.wixsite.com
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At the August 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Sherry will be the Featured Performer. More on the event is here: august-28-2020.

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Lydia Kwa – Surrey Muse

Lydia Kwa is the author of four novels and two books of poetry. Her latest novel Oracle Bone (Arsenal Pulp Press 2017) set during the Tang dynasty in China, is a prequel to her novel The Walking Boy (Key Porter 2005). Earlier, she published Pulse (Key Porter Books) in 2010 that was released in a new edition in Singapore by Ethos Books in 2014; and, her début novel This Place Called Absence (Turnstone Press) came out in 2000. Lydia published her first collection of poetry The Colours of Heroines in 1994 (Women’s Press, Toronto). Born in Singapore, Lydia came to Canada in 1980 to start her psychology undergraduate degree at University of Toronto. She began to show interest in writing by presenting and publishing at student literary events and campus publications. Her poetry was so well received that in 1989 she won two prizes in the same year at Queen’s University. Soon after, her poems were published in CV2, the Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing. Lydia is an accomplished psychologist who lives and works in Vancouver.

More about Lydia and her work
lydiakwa.com
Contact Lydia
lydia@lydiakwa.com

At the February 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Lydia will be the Featured Author. Information about the event is here: february-23-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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