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
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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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Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
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Rhiannon Marshall – Surrey Muse

Rhiannon Marshall is a poet, writer and a community organizer. Her poems have been published in Cedar Bark Poets’ Zine magazines, and she has co-hosted many monthly poetry readings. Rhiannon has also co-chaired an author Q&A event at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) where she is a fourth year student achieving her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Counselling. At this time, other than compiling her first poetry collection, Rhiannon is working on a children’s book titled ‘Why Do You Walk Like That?’

Contact Rhiannon
missrhia123@gmail.com

At the March 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Rhiannon will begin the Open Mic session. More about the event is here: march-27-2020-gathering

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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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Cathy Stonehouse – Surrey Muse

Cathy Stonehouse is a poet, fiction writer and an educator who has just launched her debut novel titled The Causes (Pedlar Press 2019). Born and raised in the UK, Cathy has published two collections of her poetry, The Words I Know (Press Gang 1994), and Grace Shiver (Inanna 2011), and one collection of short fiction, Something about the Animal (Biblioasis 2011). She co-edited the creative nonfiction anthology Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood with Fiona Tinwei Lam and Shannon Cowan, and she edited EVENT magazine from 2000-2004. At this time, she is a member of faculty in the departments of creative writing and interdisciplinary expressive arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

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Contact Cathy Stonehouse
cathy.stonehouse@gmail.com

At the October 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Cathy will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here: october-25-gathering

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Cathleen With – Surrey Muse

Cathleen With is an author and educator who has published two books of fiction. Her novel, ‘Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison‘, was a BC Book Prize winner, and her short story collection ‘Skids‘ was a Relit finalist that is now optioned for film. She was proud to be a part of the short-listed City of Vancouver book ‘V6A: Writings from the Downtown Eastside‘. Cathleen started writing stories in her journal when she was six, and she published her first story in a Surrey newspaper when she was in grade three. The story was about her baby sister and how much she loved chasing her around the apartment and hearing her giggle. Cathleen is now working on a book about a woman with CP, as narrated by her guide dog. She has worked and written in Nepal, India, South Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, and Inuvik, NWT. Cathleen lives in Vancouver where she works as a creative writing instructor at KPU.

Visit Cathleen’s website
cathleenwith.ca
Contact Cathleen
bijou2929@gmail.com

At the March 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Cathleen will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here:
march-22-2019-gathering

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Parabjot K. Singh – Surrey Muse

Parabjot K. Singh is a writer, radio host and activist. Her poems have been published in the PULP, a literary arts magazine of Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), and in RAINBOW: Anthology of South Asian Writers by South Asian Literary Society of Canada. She has presented her work at Surrey Muse, Surrey Muse Writers, and at KPU’s poetry gatherings and year end readings. Since grade 12, Parabjot has been co-hosting the children’s show, Sade Bache Sada Virsa (Our Children Our Heritage) on RedFM Radio. She also serves as one of the board members of Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA). Parabjot does not favor any writers ‘because all writers’ writings have something to teach us. I perceive writing as something personal; thus, I don’t like to praise one writer over another. I enjoy reading works by various authors and exposing myself to different styles of writing.’ An alumni of KPU having majored in English with a minor in psychology, Parabjot is in the brainstorming phase of her next writing and it’s not clear if it will be poems or stories.

Visit Parabjot’s Facebook timeline
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Contact Parabjot
pkaur_singh95@hotmail.com

At the September 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Parabjot will begin the Open Mic Session. More about the event is here: september-22-gathering

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded territories of the
Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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