Raghavendra Rao K.V. – Surrey Muse

Raghavendra Rao K.V. is a South Asian Canadian artist who has just finished a series of paintings on the historic incident of Komagata Maru. Born and raised in Bangalore, Karnataka (India), he attended the Ken School of Art and after completing his diploma in painting, he received a fellowship at the Kanoria Centre for Arts in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. As an emerging artist, he participated in ‘Four Young Contemporaries’ curated by Rekha Rodwittiya. As well, Raghu Jee explored the idea of installation art along with his peers, and participated in numerous solo and group shows in India, Europe, and North America. He has undertaken residencies in Switzerland, Scotland, Mauritius, numerous locations in India itself, and at a major collaborative art festival in Lille, France. Raghu Jee 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 paints and lives with his wife and two children.

More about Raghu Jee
raghuraokv.wordpress.com
Contact
raghuraokarkala@gmail.com

At the June 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Raghu Jee will be the Featured Artist, and we’ll hear him via Skype from Europe where he is now visiting. More about the event: june-28-2019-gathering

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June 28-2019 Gathering of Surrey Muse

83rd Gathering


June 28, 2019
Author Shashi Bhat
Poet Lozan Yamolky
Artist Raghavendra Rao K.V.
Open Mic Opener Val Parks
Featured Art by Raghavendra Rao K.V.
Host Randeep Purewall

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 405 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Open Mic
Book Table
Refreshments

Free event
Donations welcome

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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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Lozan Yamolky – Surrey Muse

Lozan Yamolky is a poet who has published three poetry collections in the past couple of years. Her debut title ‘I’m No Hero‘ was printed by Silver Bow Publishing in 2016, ‘Counting Waves‘ in 2017 and ‘Dreamers Needed‘ in 2019. Lozan is one of the recipients of the Distinguished Poet Award from Writer International Network Canada for 2018, and the 1st Prize winner of the 2019 Rabindranath Tagore Poetry Contest. In 2017, she was commissioned by the DaCapo Chamber Choir to write about refugee experiences. Lozan is Kurdish, born and raised in Baghdad, she immigrated to Canada in 1995, and she now works as a freelance interpreter in Vancouver.

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lozanyamolky.com
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lozanyamolky@gmail.com

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Valerie Parks – Surrey Muse


Valerie Parks has published three collections of poetry, and her articles and poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies. Her title ‘Wisdom of a Thousand Fools’ (Silver Bow Publishing, 2011) has earned her much praise. Earlier, Val had published ‘Pathways’, and her first title is a chapbook about New Westminster, ‘Walking Along the Quay’ that contains her poems, drawings and photos. Val served as a long time leading member of New West Writers, a critique group based in New Westminster that has published four anthologies of writings of it’s members, and Valerie’s poems appear in three of them including in ‘Saving Seeds’ where Val’s poetry begins the collection.

Visit Val’s official web page
valerieparksblog.wordpress.com
Contact Valerie Parks
vjspark@shaw.ca

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Randeep Purewall – Surrey Muse

Randeep Purewall is a blogger, playwright and performer who writes on political, legal and cultural topics. He has studied acting with Katrina Dunn and voice with Sanders Whiting. He recently wrote his first play ‘The Nameless’, and is now writing his second play ‘Shah Bano’ on the infamous 1980s Indian court case. He speaks Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi and English, and has proficiency in French and Mandarin Chinese. After doing Law, he attained his masters degree in Law and Social Sciences in 2010 from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). In his spare time, he enjoys reading, hiking, and travelling. Randeep is a co-founder and the Legal Adviser of Surrey Muse.

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At the June 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Val will be the Host. More information about the event is here:
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