Barbara Carter – Surrey Muse

Barbara Carter is a musician, poet, and an arts advocate and educator. Her work has appeared in many places including Poetry Pause, the YouTube channel of the Global Peace Alliance, RCLAS magazine, emerge 19, and The Poetry of Art at Kariton Art Gallery. She is an alumnus of SFU’s The Writers Studio, and in addition to poetry, she is working on a memoir of her early years in the Maritimes, Growing Up Army, an historical novel set in Vancouver 1914. As well, she is collaborating on several projects fusing poetry with the visual arts, jazz, and improvised music. A mother, lover of all things creative, and coddler of two little white dogs, Barbara acknowledges with gratitude that she is living and creating on the traditional unceded territories of the Semiahmoo First Nation and the broader territory of the Coast Salish Peoples in White Rock. Born in Toronto, Ontario, she has lived across Canada, from Nova Scotia through Quebec and Ontario, finally finding a home on the west coast.

Contact Barbara
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At the April 23, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Barbara will begin the Open Mic session. More about the event is here: friday-april-23-2021/

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Katherine Wagner – Surrey Muse

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Katherine Wagner writes speculative fiction as KT Wagner with occasional forays into other genres. Her most recent story can be found in Tiger Shark Magazine, a UK on-line publication. It’s a mystery titled ‘The Hemlock Solution‘. Her work has been short-listed for PNWA’s 2014 Science Fiction award, the Raven and Hummingbird contests, Room Magazine’s fiction award in 2013, and she made it to the third round of NYC Midnight’s short story challenge in 2014. KT is a student at the SFU’s Writers’ Studio, a Southbank Writers 2013 alumnus, and an organizer of Golden Ears Writers in Maple Ridge.

Her craft is important to her, and this is part of how she views her work:
‘Horror, romance, setting as character, symbolism, allegory…again, the atmosphere…often in combination with supernatural elements, the occult, death, insanity, mystery and religious fanaticism; some or all may be found in individual works.’

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At the September 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, KT will read from her published writings. More about the event is here:
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Jónína Kirton – Surrey Muse

Jónína Kirton is a poet, author, and facilitator who has published two poetry books with Talonbooks ‘page as bone – ink as blood’ in 2015 and ‘An Honest Woman’ in 2017. For the first one, she received the 2016 Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for an Emerging Artist in the Literary Arts category, and the second collection was a finalist in the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Jonina was a member of Room Magazine’s Editorial board, the curator of their on-line news related poetry series Turtle Island Responds, and a co-founder of the reading series Indigenous Brilliance. She graduated in 2007 from the SFU Writers Studio, and is a longstanding member of their advisory board. Jónína is a Red River Métis/Icelandic poet born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba (Treaty One), and she now lives in Vancouver on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh. She was sixty when she published her first book, and within three years, she has emerged as an acclaimed and celebrated poet.

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At the July 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Jónína will be the Featured Author. More on the event is here:
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Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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