Surrey Muse Program January-June 2019

‘New Beginnings’ by Christi Belcourt & Isaac Murdoch
(Acrylic on Canvas, 48″ x 72″)
Featured on Surrey Muse poster for August 2018

Session 15
January-June 2019

Jan 25
Author Malcolm Van Delst
Poet Craig Wilson Ruttle
Visual Artist Shahid Mirza (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Veeno Dewan
Host David Macilwain

Feb 22
Author Wanda J. Kehewin
Poet Rob Taylor
Performer Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Isabella Wang
Host Helga Parekh

March 22
Author Cathleen With
Poet Manolis
Performer Roger O’witz (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Host Fauzia Rafique

Apr 26
Author John Michael Koffi
Poet Raoul Fernandez
Performer Mariam Zohra
Open Mic Opener Karen Schauber
Host Sana Janjua

May 24
Author Rahat Kurd
Poet Kevin Spenst
Performer Jovian Radheshwar
Open Mic Opener TBA
Host Mariam Zohra

June 28
Author Shashi Bhat
Poet Lozan Yamolky
Performer Saroop Soofi
Open Mic Opener Val Parks
Host Randeep Purewall
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Updates to this program
Will be posted 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. To recommend authors, poets and performers to be featured at Surrey Muse, use the email address at the bottom of this post or try the online recommendations form

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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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July 27-2018 Gathering of Surrey Muse

73rd Gathering

July 27, 2018
Author Sultan Somjee
Poet Christopher Levenson
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Booksigning Author Manolis
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

Updates will be posted here
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Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Surrey Muse Program July-November 2018

‘2016 – 2018 extinction portraits’
by annie ross
featured on April 2018 poster

Session 14
July-November 2018

July 27
Author Sultan Somjee
Poet Christopher Levenson
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Booksigning Author Manolis
Host Helga Parekh

Aug 24
Author Yilin Wang
Poet Aidan Chaffe
Performer Tony Morris (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Mandeep Wirk
Booksigning Author Alan Hill
Host Sana Janjua

Sept 28
Author Lydia Kwa
Poet Wil George
Performer Endangered Species
Open Mic Opener Saroop Soofi
Booksigning Author Susan Crean
Host Alex Macilwain

Oct 26
Author Fauzia Rafique
Poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Performer Larry Nicholson
Open Mic Opener Katheren Szabo
Booksigning Author Jónína Kirton
Host Sonja Grgar

Nov 23
Author Giles Slade
Poet Keith Garebian
Celebration 7th Anniversary of Surrey Muse
Open Mic Opener Nefertiti SheLah Morrison
Booksigning Author Heidi Greco
Host Mariam Zohra

Updates to this program
Will be posted 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. To recommend authors, poets and performers to be featured at Surrey Muse, use the email address at the bottom of this post or try the online recommendations form

Surrey Muse gatherings
Gatherings

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

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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 27-2017 Gathering of Surrey Muse

56th Gathering
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January 27, 2017
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

NEW! Featured Art on Surrey Muse posters
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:
surrey.muse@gmail.com

For updates and to view previous programs, click below:
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November 25-2016 Gathering of Surrey Muse

55th Gathering

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November 25, 2016
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
Refreshments
Free event
Donations welcome

Updates will be posted here
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