Lee Maracle – Surrey Muse

Lee Maracle is a poet, novelist, editor and educationist based in Toronto who has distinguished herself in each area of her work. She has published seven novels, numerous poetry collections and works of creative prose. Titles include Celia’s Song (Cromorant Books, Toronto 2014), Will’s Garden (young adult novel, 2002), Bent Box (poetry), and My Conversations with Canadians (2017). She is the co-editor of a number of anthologies including the award winning My Home As I Remember (2000), and Telling It: Women and Language across Cultures (1990). Lee is the Traditional Teacher for First Nations and a Senior Fellow at Massey College at U of T. She has served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and the University of Western Washington. She is the recipient of the 2018 Blue Metropolis First Nations Literary award, the 2014 Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the 2016 Ann Green Award, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, an Honorary Doctor of Letters at St. Thomas University (2009), and the Officer of the Order of Canada. Lee was born in North Vancouver as member of the Stó:lō Nation. The mother of four and grandmother of seven, at this time, Lee serves as an instructor at the University of Toronto, and she is working on Hope Matters and Mink Returns to Toronto.

More information
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Contact Lee Maracle
@MaracleLee
lee.maracle@utoronto.ca

At the March 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Lee will be our Featured Poet from Toronto via Skype. More information about the event is here:
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March 23-2018 Gathering of Surrey Muse

69th Gathering

March 23, 2018
Author Shashi Bhat
Poet Lee Maracle (via Skype)
Performer Cease Wyss
Open Mic Opener Fauzia Rafique
Booksigning Author Aidan Chafe
Featured Art by Christi Belcourt
Host Helga Parekh

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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Surrey Muse Program January-June 2018

‘Pink Rose’ in Rob Zeer’s ‘Street Kids’ series
from the August 2017 poster designed by Mariam Zohra

Session 13
January – June 2018

Jan 26
Author Joy Haskell
Poet Annie Ross
Performer Pervaiz Akhtar
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Host Sana Janjua

Feb 23
Author Lydia Kwa
Poet Raul Gatica
Performer Sherry Duggall
Open Mic Opener Mariam Zohra
Host Sonja Grgar

March 23
Author Shashi Bhatt
Poet Lee Maracle (via Skype)
Performer Cease Wyss
Open Mic Opener Fauzia Rafique
Host Helga Parekh

Apr 27
Author Joan B. Flood
Poet Adèle Barclay
Performer Marcy of TVOD & Western Obsidian (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Sonja Grgar
Host Alex Macilwain

May 25
Author Susan Crean
Poet Betsy Warland
Performer Arlene Bowman
Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Host Fauzia Rafique

June 22
Author Julie Flett
Poet Ashok Bhargava
Performer Peter Daniels
Open Mic Opener Sana Janjua
Host Mariam Zohra

Updates to this program
Will be posted at the page below
Program

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 blind-picked by participants through an invitation. Participants are invited from a recommendations list that stays open throughout the year.

Recommend authors, poets and performers to be featured at Surrey Muse. Use the email address at the bottom of the post or try the new recommendations form:surreymuse.wordpress.com/recommendations

Surrey Muse gatherings
Gatherings

Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded territories of the
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