Surrey Muse Program July-Nov 2017

July-Nov 2017 Program

July 28
Author Nefertiti SheLa Morrison
Poet Mohamad Kebbewar
Performer Ajay Bhardwaj
Open Mic Opener Malcolm van Delst
Host Mariam Zohra

August 25
Author Patricia A. Donahue
Poet Ghia Aweida
Performer Lilija Valis & Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Host Alex Macilwain

September 22
Author Stephen Brennan
Poet Wanda John-Kehewin
Performer Kat Wahama
Open Mic Opener Parabjot Kaur
Host Sonja Grgar

October 27
Author N.K. Johel
Poet Lozan Yamolky
Performer Sonja Grgar
Open Mic Opener Valerie Parks
Host Helga Parekh

November 24, 6th anniversary of Surrey Muse
Author Anthony Dalton
Poet Idrian Burgos
Performer Mariam Zohra
Open Mic Opener Joy Haskell
Host Fauzia Rafique

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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 blind-picked by participants themselves 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 below or try our (new) recommendations form:

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November 25 Gathering of Surrey Muse

55th Gathering


Author Farah Tejani
Poet Betsy Warland
5th Anniversary Extended Open Mic
Sonja Grgar, Sana Janjua, Parabjot Kaur, Manolis
Magnus, Malik Muhammad, LP Wallinger, Lozan Yamolky

Open Mic Opener Nayden Pollasari
BookSigning Author Fauzia Rafique
Host Mariam Zohra D.

Dr. Ambedkar Room 418 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Book Table
Free event
Donations welcome

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Lozan Yamolky – Surrey Muse


Lozan Yamolky is an Iraqi Canadian poet of Kurdish origin who is launching her fist book titled ‘I’m No hero’ this October. She began to write poetry in her teens but kept it a secret till 2013 when she found a writer’s group in Maple Ridge near where she lived, the Holy Wow Poets of Canada. Lozan began to attend regular group meetings, reciting and writing new poems, and soon she had her manuscript ready. Lozan lives in Vancouver and works as a freelance interpreter and translator for both Kurdish and Arabic languages. She also worked as an interpreter with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Canadian Embassy, and the Australian Embassy in Turkey.

Lozan was born in Baghdad as the fifth of eleven children, eight girls and three boys. She left her homeland in 1994 and moved to Ankara Turkey as an asylum seeker before migrating with her family to Vancouver in 1995.

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At the September 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Lozan will be our BookSigning Author, and she’ll present from her new book ‘I’m No Hero’. More information about the event is here:

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