Featured Art by Rob Zeer – ‘Bathers and Dog’


‘This 1×1 metre ‘Bathers and Dog’ was painted on the shoreline of Lake Okanagan in 2010.

‘I set up my easel on the shore of the lake, with background of an extinct volcano, the Selkirk Mountains behind but needed some ‘foreground material’. At that moment a young guy with his huge black dog and pretty girlfriend happened to be walking by and I instantly though perfect! They were thankfully very obliging to pose for some pictures taken with my IPad.

‘This painting is still in my domain to purchase, in case anyone is interested.’

~ Rob Zeer

‘Bathers and Dog’ is featured on the October 2017 poster of Surrey Muse.


Poster designed by Surrey Muse art director Mariam Zohra.

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Chloe Cocking – Surrey Muse

Chloe Cocking is a fiction writer, poet and playwright who has just launched her first novel ‘Blood Rain‘. She is the author of a one-woman play ‘The Blanket on Freud’s Couch‘, and her micro-fiction, articles and poems have appeared in various literary publications, zines and anthologies including ‘Saving Seeds‘ (New West Writers, 2014). She has served as a member of the editorial collective of A Room of One’s Own. She is a member of critique group New West Writers. Chloe professes to be a ‘writer of dark urban fantasy’, and she runs a blog and a newsletter on her craft and different aspects of her life as a writer.

Visit Chloe’s official web page
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At the October 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Chloe will be the BookSigning Author. More information about the event is here:
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October 27-2017 Gathering of Surrey Muse

65th Gathering

October 27, 2017
Author N.K. Johel
Poet Lozan Yamolky
Performer Sonja Grgar
Open Mic Opener Valerie Parks
Featured art by Rob Zeer
Host Mariam Zohra

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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NEW! Featured Art on Surrey Muse posters
This month our poster features art by
Rob Zeer

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Sonja Grgar – Surrey Muse

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Sonja Grgar is a freelance journalist and creative writer with a passion for complexity. She has been featured in a number of poetry and prose anthologies including Family Ties Anthology (Hidden Brook Press 2014). Sonja is the recipient of the 2014 Writers International Network Canada Literary Ambassador Award. Her writings have appeared in the Globe and Mail, and were broadcast on CFRC 101.9 FM Radio (Kingston, ON) and on Vancouver’s Co-Op radio. She has created several magazine style television stories and documentaries for Shaw TV, and has served as a co-host for several of the station’s programs. Her mini documentary on the first Vancouver Cuban Music Festival was aired on Shaw TV. Sonja has been a featured reader and performer at a number of local groups including Poetic Justice and Surrey Muse, and she was ‘proud to serve on the latter’s organizing collective as a Media Coordinator‘. Sonja also co-facilitated Surrey Muse Writers, a drop-in critique group. When she is not writing, Sonja can be found salsa dancing or waxing poetic about Cuba.

More on Sonja
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View Sonja’s Surrey Muse event reports
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Contact Sonja Grgar
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At the October 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Sonja will be the Host. More on the event is here:
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Mariam Zohra – Surrey Muse

A multi-disciplinary artist of Kashmiri and Punjabi descent, Mariam (aka Myrh), is a poet, vocalist, and an experimental creator, combining poetry, voice and visual arts. In 2016, she began taRka, a multi-media collaboration project. She has just released ‘Water Print’ by Myrcury with Enigma Curry. Her early independent albums were created with musicians Agitation & Astarte 23, and Dub Therapie. In 2018, Aumega Project released ‘Rock Bottom’ with Dariusz Jackowski, while Lullabies for Insomniacs put out a limited vinyl ‘And The Light Beams Will Guide The Way’ by Dreamspeak. Along with poems published in various literary collections and in a textbook for high school students, Mariam’s first collection of poetry ‘Not To Understand’ was published in 1994. She joined Theatre in the Rough, a youth advocacy group in 1998, co-founded Surrey Muse in 2011, and by 2016, in combination with launching Purple Poppy Press, a digital publisher, she published a second collection of poems with lyrics and drawings titled ‘These Tales Are True’. Mariam studied Philosophy and Creative Writing at Douglas College. She is the Media Producer and Art Director of Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS).

Visit Mariam at Bandcamp
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At the March 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Mariam will be the Featured Performer. More about the event is here: friday-march-26-2021 

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