May 25-2018 Gathering of Surrey Muse

71st Gathering

May 25, 2018
Author Tariq Malik
Poet Betsy Warland
Performer Arlene Bowman
Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Featured Art by Diwan Manna
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
Refreshments
Book Table
Free event
Donations welcome

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Tariq Malik – Surrey Muse

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Tariq Malik is a poet, painter, and a writer of fiction. His poetry was most recently published as part of Unmooring the Komagata Maru – Charting Colonial Trajectories (UBC Press, 2019). His latest novel, Chanting Denied Shores (Bayeux Arts, Calgary 2010), is historical fiction set on the North American West Coast during the pre-war period of 1907–1914, and it highlights the events surrounding the Komagata Maru’s voyage to Canada. Tariq’s short story collection, Rainsongs of Kotli (TSAR Books, Toronto 2004), is a compilation of stories set in ‘a single cycle of seasons that explored loss and survival through nuances of social gesture and the ethos of a historically accurate time, place, and mindset’. Tariq’s current work, Blood Towers, is a novel set in the imagined kingdom of Arabistan, where it is rumored that modern-day slaves are building glass pyramids out of the desert sands to fulfill the wet dreams of the latter-day pharaohs. While Nights of Kleptomania is his debut collection of poetry, he is also working on two other collections: Selfie With Beached Whale, and Aubade – the Morning Ragas. Tariq’s fiction and art focus on the Pacific Northwest, and its intersection with historical colonial India in general, and the province of Punjab in particular.

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

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Betsy Warland – Surrey Muse

Betsy Warland is a poet, author, editor, mentor and educator who has published over twelve books of poetry and creative nonfiction, among them, the latest: ‘Oscar of Between, a memoir of identity and ideas‘ (2016); the most influential: ‘Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing‘ (2010) and ‘Bloodroot: Tracing the Untelling of Motherloss‘ (2000). Betsy designed and directed The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University from 2001-2012 where she initiated the annual 2-day DTES Writers’ Jamboree at Carnegie Centre (2008-2012) that helped create Thursdays Writing Collective. In 2013, she established Oscar’s Salon, an interactive and collaborative program. Betsy co-founded the Creative Writers Nonfiction Collective in 2004 that holds an annual conference. She also founded and is a mentor in the one-on-one six-month international Vancouver Manuscript Intensive. Betsy received the Mayor’s Arts Award for Literature in Vancouver in 2016. In 2017, she worked as the Lyric Prose and Poetry Mentor at The Writer’s Studio.

Betsy initiated the Toronto Women’s Writing Collective in 1975. The same year, she initiated and co-coordinated the Women and Words—les femmes et le mots conference (Vancouver 1983), that brought together one thousand women from across Canada involved in different aspects of contemporary literature. Betsy lives and works in Vancouver.

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At the May 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Betsy will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here:
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