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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Contact Chloe Cocking
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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

Updates will be posted here
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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
sonja.grgar@gmail.com

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

Mariam is a poet, vocalist, and a multi-disciplinary artist combining music, video, drama, painting and poetry. She has just published an album titled ‘So Divine’ with musician Lend Me Your Underbelly from Netherland. Her first album, a collaboration with USA-based musician Unearth Noise, Dreamspeak’, was launched by Amsterdam’s Lullabies for Insomniacs in 2018. Mariam shares her songs via Soundcloud, and a collection of her poems, lyrics and drawings is published in These Tales Are True (Purple Poppy Press 2016). Her poems also appeared in the anthology Saving Seeds (Ed. Valerie B.-Taylor, NWW 2014). Her first collection of poems Not to Understand (Diva Publications, Toronto 1990) was published when she was 14. Later, some of her poems appeared in Toronto’s Feminist Quarterly Fireweed, and in Transitions a textbook anthology produced for Grade 10 students by Peel Board of Education, and she also worked with Theatre In The Rough, a youth drama collective. Mariam studied Philosophy and Creative Writing at Douglas College. She is a founding Member of Surrey Muse, and she serves as its President and as Art Director/Graphic Designer. View the event posters created by her:
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Mariam’s Soundcloud page
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Visit Mariam’s blog
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Contact Mariam
tariqat@gmail.com

At the May 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Mariam will be the Host. More information about the event is here: may-24-2019-gathering

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Valerie Parks – Surrey Muse


Valerie Parks has published three collections of poetry, and her articles and poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies. Her title ‘Wisdom of a Thousand Fools’ (Silver Bow Publishing, 2011) has earned her much praise. Earlier, Val had published ‘Pathways’, and her first title is a chapbook about New Westminster, ‘Walking Along the Quay’ that contains her poems, drawings and photos. Val served as a long time leading member of New West Writers, a critique group based in New Westminster that has published four anthologies of writings of it’s members, and Valerie’s poems appear in three of them including in ‘Saving Seeds’ where Val’s poetry begins the collection.

Visit Val’s official web page
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Contact Valerie Parks
vjspark@shaw.ca

At the June 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Val will begin the Open Mic session. More information about the event is here:
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Surrey Muse is a project of
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