Rhiannon Marshall – Surrey Muse

Rhiannon Marshall is a poet, writer and a community organizer. Her poems have been published in Cedar Bark Poets’ Zine magazines, and she has co-hosted many monthly poetry readings. Rhiannon has also co-chaired an author Q&A event at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) where she is a fourth year student achieving her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Counselling. At this time, other than compiling her first poetry collection, Rhiannon is working on a children’s book titled ‘Why Do You Walk Like That?’

Contact Rhiannon
missrhia123@gmail.com

At the March 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Rhiannon will begin the Open Mic session. More about the event is here: march-27-2020-gathering

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March 27-2020 Gathering of Surrey Muse

91st Gathering

‘Reversal’ by Shehan Madawela, poster design by Mariam Zohra

Surrey Muse will hold its first virtual Gathering #COVID-19
Information to participate will be made available soon.
Check this post and the Program page for updates.

March 27, 2020
Author Lakshmi Gill
Poet Ian Cognito
Performer Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Rhiannon Marshall
Featured Art by Shehan Madawela
Host Mariam Zohra D

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

Accessible Free event
Donations welcome

Updates will be posted here
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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen,
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Ian Cognitō – Surrey Muse

Ian Cognitō is a poet, author and the founder and artistic director of 15 Minutes of Infamy, a word-craft cabaret in Nanaimo BC where he also works as the assistant director of the WordStorm Society of the Arts. Since authoring flora, fauna & h. sapiens, a poetic tango with co-author, Pat Smekal, Ian has been putting the finishing touches on Animusings: a bestiary of poetic reflection. He also writes short fiction and has an extensive portfolio of children’s fiction in verse. His other incarnations have included language instructor, child and youth care worker, and theatrical clown (in no particular order). Ian lives in Yellowpoint BC.

Check Word Works Magazine
issuu.com/fbcw/docs
Visit Ian’s Facebook page
facebook.com/yancognito
Contact Ian Cognitō
cyberian@telus.net

At the March 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Ian will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: february-28-2020

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

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Enrico Renz – Surrey Muse

Enrico Renz is a delightful one-man band singing songs to interact with the audience so that he can challenge our values and inspire us to think outside our respective boxes. He plays guitar, bass, keyboards and drums, and he has performed at various literary and music events in Metro Vancouver. He has released a cd titled Skytrain as part of Secret Messengers. Enrico co-hosts a weekly Songwriters Open Mic with Lawren Nemeth and Lilija Valis in New Westminster. In his journey into music, he experienced a long period where he chose to withhold writing, composing and singing. Meanwhile, everything else was on the go including playing improvised music and chess(!) both entwined into the process of creating songs. Here’s what he says about this period and about his relationship to music:

‘I like it when a song comes to me in such a way that I surprise myself. I see myself more as a song gardener than a song builder. The work lies in tending the song. It takes a lot of time and care and just being with the song to let it grow. Playing chess and playing improvised music for contact dancers are two other things I do passionately. Both these pastimes reflect on my approach to song writing. Chess is all about creativity. To be successful, you have to imagine possibilities one step further than your opponent. But chess is also about precision. A single over-looked pawn can render the most elaborate strategies meaningless. Coordinating the rhyme, rhythm, sense and mood of a song so that not a note or syllable seems awkward, feels a lot like dreaming up and pulling off a spectacular checkmating sequence. On the other hand, improvising with dancers is all about spontaneity. The music and the dance influence one another profoundly, but when the flow is perfect, there is no telling who is leading whom; the dance feels true. While my songwriting involves considerable crafting, I’m still reaching for that same flow and that same truth.’

Enrico’s country of origin is Switzerland, and he owns Italian and Swiss-German as mother languages. He lives and works in Burnaby.

Visit Enrico’s facebook page
facebook.com/enrico.renz.7
Contact Enrico
renzfam@shaw.ca

At the March 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Enrico will be the Featured Musician. More about the event is here: march-27-2020-gathering

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Support our Projects
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Women Who Named the Unnamed

Contact
surrey.muse@gmail.com

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

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