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
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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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annie ross – Surrey Muse

Daughter of a strong traditional Maya mother and auntie and WWII veteran father (Sydney Mines, NS). Began education at home with plants, animals, art, Indigenous hand work, storytelling, and history in Compton, California. Now working as an artist/teacher in the Canadian west, with awesome on-going working relationships with friends/family from many First Nations/Indigenous communities regarding testimony of Home/Lands and Sacred Beings.’

annie grace ross is a poet, weaver, sculptor, printmaker, researcher and educator working with Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver. Her poems have appeared in publications such as the Capilano Review (Fall 2017), Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review (September 2017), The Maynard (Spring 2017, Fall 2015), Yellow Medicine Review (Fall 2014), Project Intersect Clarion Call (September 2014) and Quills Poetry Magazine (September 2014). Her work is part of various anthologies including ‘Sustenance‘ (Anvil Press, 2017) and ‘Turtle Island to Abya Yala: Native American Women’s Poetry Anthology’ (Malinalli Press, 2011); as well, it has been launched at The National Museum of Animals and Society (Los Angeles 2014), and it has been adopted as texts in university teachings.

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annier@sfu.ca

At the January 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, annie will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here:
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Celeste Snowber – Surrey Muse

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Celeste Snowber is a dancer, writer, poet and award-winning educator. She has performed and spoken internationally for concert venues, galleries, museums, conferences, and in various outdoor spaces. The essence of her performative work is site-specific performance and complete one-woman-shows that integrate comedy, contemporary dance and improvisation and how one lives a juicy life amidst complexities and wonder. Celeste creates performances of dance and poetry in the natural world and can often be found dancing between the land and sea. She is the author of ‘Embodied inquiry: Writing, living and being through the body‘, and she has published three collections of poetry where the latest titled ‘The marrow of longing‘, explores her relationship to Armenian identity and it is forthcoming in 2021. Celeste is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University.

Visit Celeste’s website
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Contact Celeste
celeste_snowber@sfu.ca

At the January 22, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Celeste will be the Featured Performer. More about the event is here: january-22-2021

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Janet Fretter – Surrey Muse

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Janet Fretter writes short fiction and narrative nonfiction while working to finish her first novel. She is the managing editor of emerge an annual anthology produced by the students of the Writer’s Studio (TWS), and she provides mini-manuscript consults at Vancouver Public Library for TWS.

A graduate of Simon Fraser University’s inaugural Southbank Writers’ Program (2012), Janet continued on as a member of the fiction cohort in TWS 2013, and then as fiction mentor apprentice In 2014.

Janet is a member of Federation of BC Writers, an avid reader of books, and a vibrant contributor to some of Vancouver Lower Mainland’s writing communities where she supports all things ‘literary and local’.

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Contact Janet
jfretter@shaw.ca

At the November 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Janet will present a selection from her published and unpublished work. More about the event is here:
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