TeresaKlein-Manolis-YvetteDudleyNeuman-PaulStacey with VirginiaGillespie at Word Arts LIVE! 28 May 2017

Join us for an exciting event featuring Author Teresa Klein, Poet Connor Doyle, Performer Yvette Dudley-Neuman, Open Mic Opener Paul Stacey with Host Virginia Gillespie at Alexandra Neighborhood House.

Teresa KleinTeresa Klein is a writer, dreamer and a community leader. Her investigative journey with her long-term dream group inspired the writing of a collaborative book relating the effects of their dream work on their lives. Her exploration prompted a pilgrimage that began in 2011. This pilgrimage re-set the definition of home to reach far beyond any set place and embraced a universal sense of family. Her encounters with life through this time deepened her relationship with earth-based wisdom and established a trusting relationship with her intuitive knowing. Her pilgrimage continues as she creates and becomes involved with overseeing a Community Garden/Medicine Wheel in Newton, an area of Surrey that has experienced trauma, with a visible presence of homelessness and substance abuse issues. Beginning its second growing season, despite its challenges it has become a centre for community engagement bridging generational, cultural and socio economic diversity to create a warm and welcoming space.
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Manolis was shortlisted for the Greek National Literary Awards. His articles, poems and short stories in both Greek and English have appeared in books, magazines and newspapers in Canada, United States, Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Australia, and Greece. His poetry has been translated into Spanish, Romanian, Swedish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Urdu and Punjabi. A Member of the League of Canadian Poets and the Federation of BC Writers, Manolis is a Literary Advisor to Surrey Muse; and, he has served as the Vice-President of Royal City Literary and Arts Society (RCLAS) in New Westminster. He was recently appointed an honorary instructor and fellow of the International Arts Academy, and awarded a Masters for the Arts in Literature. Manolis runs Libros Libertad, an unorthodox and independent publishing company, in White Rock BC.
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Yvette Dudley-NeumanYvette Dudley-Neuman is committed to exhibiting new and established works that encourage opportunities for Canadian artists to share and hone their talents. As an award winning Director and Producer, Yvette has facilitated over forty productions. Formally trained at the University of Calgary (B.F.A. & B.Ed.), Yvette studied with Keith Johnstone (Theatre Sports), and then spent a year travelling the world with the cast of Up with People. As a long form improviser Yvette currently portrays psych patients for Psych Nursing students, and she also enjoyed performing for three years in Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding. Her first passion is performing and selected credits include: The F Words, Watermelon Girls & Vagina Monologues.TV & film credits include: VAN HELSING, The Hollow Child, and Edna Brown. Yvette writes to channel her creative fervor between acting gigs. Writing Credits: two short films (Edna Brown, Laundry Day), twenty nine Historical Re-enactment scripts, and a full length play, Christmas Crackers. Her script, THE F WORDS won Honourable Mention in Theatre BC’s 2014 Playwriting Competition and it garnered FOUR STAR reviews. In the Edmonton and Vancouver Fringe Festivals along with THE FREE TABLE web series, Yvette is writing a play entitled Titillations.
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Paul StaceyPaul Stacey has just published a book titled ‘Made With Creative Commons’. Part analysis, part handbook, part collection of case studies, it is a guide to sharing knowledge and creativity with the world, and sustaining your operation while you do. Paul has lived in South Surrey / White Rock since 1991. Over his years here he has worked on developing and deploying air traffic control systems around the world, helped create what was originally the Technical University of BC now SFU Surrey, and he has helped find, and lead, open education and online learning initiatives for BC’s universities and colleges at BCcampus. Paul holds four degrees including an MEd in Adult Learning and Global Change. For the past 5 years Paul has been working for Creative Commons helping governments, organizations, and businesses around the world adopt open policy business models and practices. Paul is an advocate for the commons as a means of maximizing citizen participation in culture and creating a more equitable and sustainable economy.
pstacey@creativecommons.org

Virginia Gillespiesm-virginia-gilespie Virginia is a writer, arts advocate and the Artistic Director of VG PlayRoom, a multi-disciplinary arts incubator with a Word Studio to develop projects and events in the Verbal Arts. She is a co-founder, co-organizer and the host of Word Arts LIVE! series.
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Word-Arts LIVE!
Sunday May 28, 2017
4-6 pm, Media Room
Upstairs The Lodge
Alexandra Neighborhood House
2916 McBride Avenue, Surrey BC

Series co-founded and co-organized by Fauzia Rafique

Word-Arts LIVE! is a collaboration between Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL) and VG PlayRoom. We are grateful to the City of Surrey for the 2017 Cultural Project Grant for Word-Arts events, forums and training. Alexandra Neighbourhood House is home base and a strong supporter.

Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL) is a project of Surrey Muse.
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January 27 Gathering of Surrey Muse

56th Gathering
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January 27
Author LP Wallinger
Poet Manolis
Performer Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Host Fauzia Rafique

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

Book Table
Refreshments
Free event
Donations welcome

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Surrey Muse Art Director Mariam Zohra has begun
a new poster series to showcase work of guest artists.
This month, our poster features art by
Rubbina Gogi, a Pakistani Italian painter.

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Surrey Muse Program – January to June 2017

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January – June 2017
Session 11

January 27
Author LP Wallinger
Poet Manolis
Performer Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Host Fauzia Rafique

February 24
Author Nasreen Pejvack
Poet Alan Hill
Performer Mustapha Makhdoom
Open Mic Opener Mohamad Kebbewar
Host Helga Parekh

March 24
Author Ruth Kozak
Poet Joìniìna Kirton
Performer Sonja Grgar
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Host Sana Janjua

April 28
Author Margo Prentice
Poet dn simmers
Performer Sherry Duggal
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Host Joanne Arnott (uc)

May 26
Author Alan Girling
Poet Fiona Tin Wei Lam
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Katheren Szabo
Host Mariam Zohra

June 23
Author (SheLa) Nefertiti Morrison
Poet Lakshami Gill
Performer Mariam Zohra
Open Mic Opener Malik Mohamed (uc)
Host Sonja Grgar

Surrey Muse program is put together twice a year for two sessions, January-June and July-November. Participants are invited based on a Recommendations List where names and email addresses are collected throughout the year. To be on the recommendations list, or to recommend someone else, send us an email message at:
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November 25 Gathering of Surrey Muse

55th Gathering

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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
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February 26 Gathering of Surrey Muse

46th Gathering
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February 26
Author Rose Seiler Scott
Poet Bonnie Nish
Performer Sonja Grgar
Open Mic Opener Manolis
BookSigning Author Nasreen Pejvack
Host Sana Janjua
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Room 418 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
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Surrey Muse Program – January-June 2016


January – June 2016
Session 9

January 22
Author Taryn Hubbard
Poet Connor Doyle
Performer Joseph A. Dandurand
Open Mic Opener Ajmer Rode
Host Randeep Purewall

February 26
Author Rose Scott
Poet Bonnie Nish
Performer Sonja Grgar
Open Mic Opener Manolis
BookSigning Author Nasreen Pejvack
Host Helga Parekh

March 25
Author Gomathy Puri (uc)
Poet Heidi Greco
Performer Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Timothy Shay
BookSigning Author Betsy Warland
Host Sana Janjua

April 22
Author Jennifer Manuel
Poet Renee Saklikar, Poet Laureate, Surrey
Performer Pasi Gunguwo
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
BookSigning Author Marshall Shumba
Host Sonja Grgar

May 27
Author Judy MacInnes
Poet Manolis
Performer Mariam Zohra
Open Mic Opener Cecily Nicholson
BookSigning Author Timothy Shay
Host Alex Macilwain

June 24
Author Fauzia Rafique
Poet Pamela Bentley
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Ashok Bhargava (uc)
Host Mariam Zohra

Surrey Muse program is put together twice a year for two sessions, January-June and July November. Participants are invited based on a Recommendations List where names and email addresses are collected throughout the year.

Selections for each session invitations are made according to the order in which recommendations were received, the following guidelines modify it to meet our mandate of diversity, representation and voice.
Each session program brings 70-75% new (or new to Surrey Muse) features.
No one is invited to be a feature in the same year, in the same discipline.
Open Mic Openers come from all levels of experience, beginners in their art or fully established.
Hosts are always members of Surrey Muse core organizing group.
Preference is given to core group members and other authors/artists who are launching new titles or other media.

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October 23 Gathering of Surrey Muse

43rd Gathering

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October 23
Author Isaac Yuen
Poet Bonnie Quan Symons
Performer Jillian Christmas
Open Mic Opener Manolis
Host Fauzia Rafique

Room 418 – City Centre branch
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Phone: (604) 598-7420
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