Roger Berkowitz – Surrey Muse

Roger Berkowitz is an experimental musician from New Jersey who founded Unearth Noise, a project that aims to create an alternate universe in sound – an audible representation of a reality beyond the everyday veil. Roger seeks to remove himself from the compositional process, or rather to collaborate with the forces that make themselves present during a recording session, as if it was a ritual or seance. Roger sees his task in bringing these forces into focus, and presenting them, respectfully, in a musical form. The resulting ‘compositions’ may at times be non-linear, atonal, and/or arhythmic. Remnants of his own aesthetic drawn primarily from early experimental music, ritual and world music, and more familiar musics that inspired him in his youth may also be present. ‘Ultimately,’ he says, ‘my hope is that the music I produce in collaboration with these otherworldly forces resonates within the soul / consciousness of the listener, revealing something infinite and intangible, beyond the confines of time and space.’

Visit Roger’s Soundcloud profile
soundcloud.com/unearth-noise
Listen to his recent LP
lullabiesforinsomniacslabel.bandcamp.com
Contact Roger
unearthnoise1@gmail.com

At the March 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Roger will be our Featured Performer via Skype from New Jersey. More information about the event is here: march-22-2019-gathering

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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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March 22-2019 Gathering of Surrey Muse

80th Gathering


March 22, 2019
Author Cathleen With
Poet Manolis Aligizakis
Performer Roger Berkowitz (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Featured Art by Hobi Fikirleri
Host Fauzia Rafique

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 405 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Open Mic
Book Table
Refreshments

Free event
Donations welcome

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Fauzia Rafique – Surrey Muse

Fauzia is a novelist, poet, blogger and an activist. She has published three novels and a poetry collection. Her Punjabi novel Keerru (Sanjh Publications, 2019) has won Ali Arshad Mir Award 2020 for best literary fiction while her debut novel Skeena (Libros Libertad, 2011. Sanjh Publications, 2007) is Pakistan’s most sold Punjabi novel. Her second novel, a humorous fantasy titled The Adventures of SahebaN: Biography of a Relentless Warrior, was launched in 2016. She has printed an ebook of her poems, Holier Than Life (Purple Poppy Press, 2013). Fauzia’s novels have been published in Canada, India and Pakistan. She is a co-founder and the coordinator of Surrey Muse. She is happy to have received WIN Canada’s Distinguished Novelist & Poet award in 2012, and to have declined Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013. In 2020, Fauzia was awarded the City of Surrey’s Arts & Heritage Literary Arts Award in recognition of her work in the areas of creative writing and arts organizing.

Visit Fauzia’s web page
gandholi.wordpress.com
Follow Fauzia on Twitter
@RafiqueFauzia
Contact Fauzia
frafique@gmail.com

At the April 23, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Fauzia will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-april-23-2021

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

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Manolis – Surrey Muse

libros-manolis

Manolis (Emmanuel Aligizakis) is a Greek-Canadian poet and author who has published over twenty collections of poems, three novels and numerous poetry translations including the works of great Greek poets such as Yannis Ritsos, Constantine Cavafy and George Seferis. His translation ‘George Seferis-Collected Poems’ was shortlisted for the Greek National Literary Awards. His poems in both Greek and English have been published in Canada, United States, Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Australia, Jordan, Serbia, Brazil and Greece; and his poems have been translated into Spanish, Romanian, Swedish, German, Hungarian, Arabic, Turkish, Serbian, Portuguese and Russian languages. Manolis lives in White Rock, and spends his time writing, gardening, traveling, and, heading Libros Libertad, an independent publishing company he founded in 2006.

Visit Manolis’s website
manolisaligizakis.com
Libros Libertad
libroslibertad.com
Contact Manolis
infolibroslibertad@shaw.ca

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

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

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