Dorothy Christian – Surrey Muse

Dorothy Christian Cucw-la7 is a visual storyteller, scholar, writer and editor from Splatsin community of Secwepemc Nation who also honours her Syilx ancestry. Dorothy’s publications include ‘Indigenous Visual storywork for Indigenous Film Aesthetics‘ (Decolonizing Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology, 2019). She is Co-editor of Downstream: Reimagining Water (2017), co-author of ‘Unmapping Watershed Mind‘ (Thinking With Water, 2013), author of ‘Reconciling With the People and the Land‘ (Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation Through the Lens of Cultural Diversity, 2011), Co-author of ‘History of a Friendship‘ (Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous and non-Indigenous Relationships, 2010). Earlier this year, Dorothy curated a program for the 2019 ImagineNative Film Festival, the largest Indigenous film festival in the world, bringing a Hopi filmmaker’s visual representations to the world stage. Before graduate school, Dorothy segment produced, directed and wrote for the national broadcaster Vision TV where she accumulated over 100 professional production credits. She travelled throughout Turtle Island and into Mexico to carry Indigenous stories back to the Canadian screen culture. Dorothy serves as the Associate Director, Indigenous Initiatives at Simon Fraser University.

More about Dorothy is here
sfu.ca/dchristi
Contact Dorothy
dorothy_c@sfu.ca

At the November 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Dorothy will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: nov-22-gathering

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Johnny MacRae – Surrey Muse

Photo by Derek Ford

Johnny MacRae is a poet, performer and an arts educator who is a three-time winner of regional slam poetry championship: Vancouver grand slam 2010, Vancouver indy slam 2013 and 2016. In 2013, he was named Poet of Honour for Victoria Spoken Word Festival. He also was a national underground champion at Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2011. A former member of two Vancouver Poetry Slam teams (2009/2010) and one Victoria Poetry Slam team (2013), Johnny has offered hundreds of performances at slams, readings and performing arts festivals across Canada and the United States. He performs both solo and as a member of psychedelic talk rock duo, 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac. Johnny attended Spoken Word residencies at the Banff Centre twice, and was a three-time ensemble member at the Victoria Spoken Word Festival including the 2015 All Star Ensemble.

Visit Johnny’s website
johnnymacrae.com
Contact Johnny
murdocat@gmail.com

At the November 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Johnny will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: nov-22-gathering

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Winston Le – Surrey Muse

Winston Le is a Vietnamese-Canadian poet and an arts organizer living in Langley, BC. His debut chapbook, translanguaging was shortlisted for the 2018 Broken Pencil Zine Awards. His poems have been featured in both Filling Station and Seagery Zine. He was the Events Coordinator for Asians on Edge, an Asian-Canadian diasporic literary event. He most recently collaborated with multi-instrumentalist composer Cameron Catalano in composing a song as part of Art Song Lab 2019, performed at Pyatt Hall by soprano singer Robyn Driedger-Klassen and pianist Rachel Iwaasa. Winston is now working on his next collection of poems.

Visit Winston on Facebook
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Contact Winston
winstonladdle@gmail.com

At the November 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Winston will begin the Open Mic Session. More information about the event is here: november-22-2019-gathering

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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November 22-2019 Gathering of Surrey Muse

88th Gathering

Featured art by Ed Kuris, poster design by Mariam Zohra

The 8th Anniversary Gathering (2011-2019)

November 22, 2019
Author Dorothy Christian
Poet Johnny MacRae
Performer Summer Pervez Sultan
Visiting Author Sharon Berg (Toronto)
Open Mic Opener Winston Le
Featured Art by Ed Kuris
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
Book Table
Refreshments

Free event
Donations welcome

Updates will be posted here
Program
More about the gatherings
Gatherings

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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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