N.K. Johel – Surrey Muse

N.K. Johel is a painter turned novelist who is promoting her first novel, Bollywood Storm, in two-volumes: ‘Book 1: New York’ and ‘Book 11: Mumbai’. Johel studied painting, writing and theatre at Vancouver Island Univerity and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Her first writing was a poem that she wrote in grade three about ‘raindrops sounding like grasshoppers’ on her umbrella. The comic murder mystery she has published has been the result of her participation in a National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) program. Johel credits Toni Morrison’s Jazz and Michael Ondaatje’s Running In The Family as the works that brought her back to writing, and, she mentions Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s 100 Years of Solitude as well as Clarissa Pinkola Estes’s Women Who Run With Wolves as books that gave a certain ‘breath’ to her work. Johel is working on another novel titled Ki Meela, and she is considering a project of writing fictionalized non-fiction.

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nkjohel@gmail.com

At the March 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Johel will be our BookSigning Author. More about the event is here: march-24-gathering

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March 24-2017 Gathering of Surrey Muse

58th Gathering

March 24, 2017
Author Ruth Kozak
Poet Joìniìna Kirton
Performer Sherry Duggal
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
BookSigning Author N. K. Johel
Featured Art by Akram Varraich
Host Sana Janjua

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

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Sherry Duggal – Surrey Muse

Sherry Duggal is a South Asian Canadian actor, dancer, author and a naturopathic doctor who often combines her different skills to create art. Sherry’s play ‘Eve: A Balancing Act’ was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Her first book ‘Beneath The Surface’ is written in poetic prose as a stream of consciousness focusing on a healing journey. Her second book ‘Shringar: The Different Shades Of An Indian Bride’, is a poetry anthology that celebrates the feminine. Sherry’s scripts and plays have featured in international festivals including Rabindranath Tagore Festival, Sufi Legacy Conference, Diwalifest, Summer in the City, Mother Tongue Festival, Masala Mehndi Masti, and Pull Festival. Sherry has presented her work at World Poetry, Poetic Justice, Pandora’s Collective, Holy Wow poets, Writers International Network and Surrey Muse. Born and raised in Vancouver, Sherry has published and performed her work in India, UK, USA and Canada.

Visit Sherry’s web page
sherryduggal.wixsite.com
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Contact Sherry
sherryduggal@gmail.com

At the August 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Sherry will be the Featured Performer. More on the event is here: august-28-2020.

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Sana Janjua – Surrey Muse

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Sana Janjua is a poet, performer and playwright. Her writings have been published at The Laaltain and Uddari Weblog, and she has presented monologues at various cultural and literary venues. Her play Migration, written and directed for a group of Pakistani-Canadian youth, expresses the experience of loneliness and pathos of (forced) migration and exile. Her monologue Smaller Names explores the dynamics of silencing of women’s voices/stories, and the trauma and shame they endure as they speak. As well, her poems and monologues focus on the invalidating environments produced by neoliberalism. She has hosted events to commemorate Poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Women’s International Day, Surrey Muse, and numerous book launching ceremonies for authors. Sana is now working on a full-length play and a chapbook of her poetry and essays. She is a Founding Member and the President of Surrey Muse. Sana is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, and enjoys working in the field of mental health.

View Sana’s poems
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Contact Sana
sanajanjua@gmail.com

At the April 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Sana will be the Host. More information about the event is here: april-26-gathering

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