Shashi Bhat – Surrey Muse

Shashi Bhat is a writer, editor and an educationist working in New Westminster. Her debut novel, The Family Took Shape (Cormorant, 2013), was a finalist for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. She is the winner of the 2018 Journey Prize, a finalist for the 2018 National Magazine Award for fiction, and, a finalist for the 2010 Bronwen Wallace Award. Shashi’s fiction has appeared in The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, The Dalhousie Review, Grain, PRISM international, Best Canadian Stories 2018, Journey Prize Stories 24 & 30, and other publications. Shashi holds an MFA in fiction from The Johns Hopkins University. She is the editor-in-chief of EVENT Magazine, and teaches creative writing at Douglas College.

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At the June 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Shashi will be the Featured Author. 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
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Free event
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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.

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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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March 23-2012 Gathering of Surrey Muse

Friday March 23, 2012
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 418 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
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Guest Author Betsy Warland
Featured Poet Phinder Dulai
Featured Musician Enrico Renz
Open Mic opens with Mariam Zohra-Durrani
Book Signing Franci Louann
Host Sana Janjua
(Musician Enrico Renz in place of Artist Kate Sully)

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Phinder Dulai – Surrey Muse

Phinder Dulai is the Surrey-based author of dream / arteries (Talonbooks) and two previous books of poetry: Ragas from the Periphery (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1995) and Basmati Brown (Nightwood Editions, 2000). His most recent work is published in Canadian Literature, Cue Books Anthology, and in Canada and Beyond, a Canadian Studies journal published in Vigo and Huelva, Spain. His earlier work appeared in Ankur, Matrix, Memewar Magazine, Rungh, the Capilano Review, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Toronto South Asian Review, subTerrain, and West Coast LINE.

Phinder is a co-founder of Surrey-based interdisciplinary contemporary arts group The South of Fraser Inter Arts Collective (SOFIA/c). He was the poetry editor for South Asian quarterly, Ankur, and later a Literary Advisor to Surrey Muse. Phinder works as a program manager in the British Columbia government, and lives in Surrey with his beautiful family.

At the February 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Phinder will present a selection from his published and unpublished poetry.

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