January 26-2018 Gathering of Surrey Muse

67th Gathering

January 26, 2018

Author Joy Haskell
Poet Annie Ross
Performer Aandaano
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Booksigning Author Pamela Bentley
Featured art by Astarte23
Host Sana Janjua

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

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
Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

.

Joy Haskell – Surrey Muse

Joy Haskell is a poet, screenwriter and director who teaches writing, participates in poetry slams and is a public speaker. She taught Creative Writing at prison, and she now teaches it at high schools and community groups. In her down time she volunteers with animal facilities. Joy began writing poetry and short stories as a young child; her first piece of writing was a poem about vegetables with attitudes, and her first published item was also a poem that appeared in 2008 in an anthology of Indigenous writers. At this time, Joy is working on a novel and a screenplay while living in Surrey.

Contact Joy
joymarcellais@gmail.com

At the January 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Joy will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here:
january-26-gathering-of-surrey-muse

‘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
Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

.

Helga Parekh – Surrey Muse

helga-parekh

Helga Parekh is a writer, artist, sculptor, potter, and a performer. She published a self-made chapbook of her poem ‘Learning from the Timeless Beauty Of a Tulip‘ in 2016. She won first prize from the Arts Council of Surrey for Christmas Card Verse competition in 2018. Her poetry has appeared in various publications including Saving Seeds (New West Writers, 2014), and her poems were the finalists in the Burnaby Writers Society annual writing contest in 2012. She has illustrated a children’s book ‘Ramya’s Stars‘ by Mala Ashok. It was published by Pratham Books, a not-for-profit organization in India, in multiple Indian languages to promote reading among children. It is available in Hindi and English at the Surrey Libraries. In 2017, Helga completed the Southbank Writer’s Course at the SFU Surrey. She was a member of New West Writers, a member and sometimes facilitator of Renaissance Book Writers, and she was the Group Facilitator of Surrey Muse Writers. Helga is a supporting member of Surrey Muse since 2012. At this time, she is working on another book of poems that also may contain her illustrative art.

Contact Helga
helgaparekh@yahoo.com

At the March 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Helga will begin the Open Mic session. More information about the event is here:
march-22-2019-gathering

‘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 Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

.

Pamela Bentley – Surrey Muse

Pam at workA kundalini cowgirl rooted in the moment.

Pamela Bentley is a poet, writer, teacher, workshop facilitator, radio host and a short-film producer. She has published four chapbooks of poetry, the most recent being Sea, Sky, and Everything In Between (Fall 2017). Since 2011, she co-hosts weekly show, Wax Poetic, on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5FM, that can also be found as a free podcast on iTunes. She has served as the Director of Member Services at Co-op Radio. She hosts the (mostly) monthly ‘Chicken Sessions’ poetry and music performance salon at her home in East Vancouver, and she became a ‘Centurionatrix’ at the Vancouver Poetry Slam in 2016, the only woman in North America to share 100 poems on a poetry slam stage without repeating one. She is now the Directing Manager of Verses Festival of Words which takes place every April, produced by Vancouver Poetry House. Her poems have been published in Sin Fronteras, Quills, and RCLAS Royal City Poets.

Pamela has produced and production coordinated short films including book trailers for Dennis E. Bolen and Kevin Chong, a video interpretation of George Bowering’s poem, and the mockumentary web-series ‘Vita Bella: The Dogumentary’ that she also co-wrote. Pamela has taught English, Creative Writing, Performance Poetry, and Drama to high school and college students in Ontario, Alberta, Punjab (India), and in New Mexico. She and her stories were born in the bayous of Louisiana, raised on the Canadian Prairies, ripened along the Ottawa and Rideau rivers, then steeped in India and the American Southwest.

Visit Pam at work
versesfestival.ca
Contact Pamela
kundalinicowgirl@yahoo.ca

At the January 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Pamela will be the Booksigning Author presenting her latest collection of poems titled Sea, Sky, and Everything In Between. More about the event is here: january-26-gathering-of-surrey-muse

‘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
Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

.