Franz – Surrey Muse


Franz is a poet, writer, performer, and arts community advocate. She organizes poetry events and writing workshops through Kwantlen Poetry Project. She is the president and a co-founder of Melanin: KPU’s BIPOC writers’ collective, and, a member and co-founder of Maza Arts Collective. Franz is a trained yoga instructor who facilitates workshops on writing and performance, and she hopes to one day combine elements of all three to teach self-awareness and discovery. Franz has her B.A. in Creative Writing from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She wants ‘shamelessly to take up space as a South-Asian female creator; to help other marginalized voices to feel comfortable doing the same‘. She is a settler creating on the unceded traditional lands of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Tsawwassen, Kwikwetlem, Stó:lö, Musqueam, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen and Qayqayt people, colonially known as Surrey/North Delta in BC, and in her work she strives ‘to foster safe spaces where communities can thrive and where art can help heal and sprout growth‘.

More about Franz’s work
runnermag.ca
Contact Franz
franzthepoet@gmail.com

At the September 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Franz will be the Featured Poet. More on the event is here: september-25-2020

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen,
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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The 7th Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday September 25 / 2020

97th Gathering

Art work by Aaron Paquette. Poster designed by Mariam Zohra D.

LIVE Watch Party
Friday, September 25, 2020
5:30 -7:30 PM (PT)
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Featured Guests
Author Nathan Adler
Poet Franz
Performer Gunargie O’Sullivan
Open Mic Opener Jacqui Treiber
Host Mariam Zohra D

View previous program videos at
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Free event
Donations welcome
Open Mic
(send 3-5 minute video or audio recording by September 12th.)

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Videos will be posted here
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Contact
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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
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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 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

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Virtual Gatherings

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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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