Surrey Muse Program July-November 2019

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Session 16
July-November 2019

July 26
Author Veeno Dewan
Poet Kyle McKillop
Performer Angel Edwards
Open Mic Opener Karen Schauber
Host Nefertiti SheLah Morrison

August 23
Author Asel Omar
Poet Isabella Wang
Performer Saroop Soofi
Open Mic Opener Tamar Vokey
Host Fauzia Rafique

September 27
Author Chimedum Ohaegbu
Poet Jessica Johns
Performer Tim Mar
Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Host Mariam Zohra

October 25
Author Shazia Hafiz Ramji
Poet Ian Cognito
Performer Bill Arnott
Open Mic Opener Enna de Guzman
Host Jovian Radheshwar

November 22
Author Dorothy Christian
Poet Johnny MacRae
Performer Summer Pervez Sultan
Visiting Author Sharon Berg (Toronto)
Open Mic Opener Winston Le
Host Sana Janjua

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Surrey Muse program is put together twice a year, in Nov/Dec for January-June session, and in May/June for July-November session. Dates are blind-picked by participants through an invitation. Participants are invited from a recommendations list that stays open throughout the year. To recommend authors, poets and performers to be featured at Surrey Muse, use the email address at the bottom of this post or try the online recommendations form

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February 27-2015 Gathering of Surrey Muse

35th Gathering

SM-2-27-2015

February 27, 2015
Author Dennis E. Bolen
Poet Phinder Dulai
Performers Carol Sawyer & Clyde Reed
Open Mic Opener Summer Pervez
Booksigning Author Ruth Kozak
Host Mariam Zohra

Room 418 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

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February 28-2014 Gathering of Surrey Muse

24th Gathering

SM-2-28-2014

February 28, 2014
Author Martha Roth
Poet Fiona Lam
Performer Summer Pervez
Open Mic Opener Jen Ryan
Booksigning Authors Alan Hill & Candice James
Host Sonja Grgar

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 418 – City Centre branch
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September 28-2012 Gathering of Surrey Muse

September 28, 2012
Guest Author Antonia Levi
Featured Poet Larissa Lai
Featured Performer Julian Worker
Open Mic Opener Phinder Dulai
Book Signing Author C.J. Cutayne
Host Sana Janjua

5:30 – 8:30 PM
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‘May 25 Surrey Muse Report’ by Randeep Purewall

The sixth meeting of Surrey Muse took place on the evening of May 25, 2012. The event was hosted by Poet Phinder Dulai, featuring Tariq Malik as its Featured Author, Valerie Parks as its Featured Poet and L.A. Burgess as its Featured Performer. The poet Susan Steudal was also on hand to sign copies of her new book of poetry, New Theatre.

Tariq Malik read from Chanting Denied Shores which explores the various streams that flowed from the 1947 partition of British India. His first story “Paani” (‘Water’), set in 1957, shows the life of a Pakistani Punjabi the village being slowly depleted of its vigor as its most ablest young men leave to pursue opportunities abroad. After Summer Pervez reciting Tariq’s poems, Tariq closed by reading from the prologue of Komagatu Maru which is told from the perspective of a Punjabi Muslim. Tariq also described the problems the book encountered in getting published given its controversial subject matter.

Valerie began with some ribald humor proving the point that women in their 50s are as sexy and as relevant as at any earlier point in their lives. She went on to read the first of four poems on the cello from her chapbook Pathways, followed by poetry on poets and women. In her Wisdom of a Thousand Fools, Valerie opened further the palette of human emotion reading poems on betrayal and hope.

The final artist of the evening, L.A. Summer, read from From LA to Paris: Dairy of a Grieving Mother, a story of loss of her daughter Paris and L.A.’s personal transformation. Moving between poetry and musical performance, from Paris conception, her body, going home, Paris’ final night, a vigil and a tribute to her, L.A. conveyed a poignant tale of grief but also triumph while weaving in Cole Porter and touches of Sally Bowles and Marlene Dietrich.

The open microphone session opened with the poems of Summer Pervez which had been composed in the days leading up to the meeting. Following Summer was Susan who read poems from New Theatre inspired by the spirit of Lenin, the Russian Revolution and the rolling fields of the Caucasus. Hari followed with his urban style poetry which reminded us why “rap” stands for rhythmic American poetry. The evening closed with two poems by Nirmal.

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Randeep Purewall is a lawyer, a writer and a cultural activist. Contact him at: surrey.muse@gmail.com
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Summer Pervez – Surrey Muse

Summer Pervez is a filmmaker, screenwriter, poet, photographer and professor. Born in Saudi Arabia, Summer obtained her BA and MA from the University of Western Ontario, and her PhD in English Literature from the University of Ottawa in 2007. She has taught literature and film as a professor at several departments of English at universities and colleges in Ontario and British Columbia.

As a screenwriter, Summer obtained her diploma in Writing for Film and Television at the Vancouver Film School. Her screenwriting consists of both short and feature length drama on such subjects as the Partition of India, gay-bashing, racism and the American dream. She is also interested in adapting short stories and novels for the screen.

Summer’s first feature screenplay, 1947 has been doing well in international screenwriting competitions, including earning places as a semi-finalist in the 2013 Praxis Feature Screenplay Competition and the 2013 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship. Summer also wrote and produced the short films Shame (2013) and The Address (2014) both of which are competing at several international film festivals. She is also the co-founder and co-CEO, along with Osama Paradox, of Vodou Feather Films, a film production company based in Seattle and Vancouver.

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May 25-2012 Gathering of Surrey Muse

Sixth Gathering

May 25
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 418 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Guest Author Tariq Malik
Featured Poet Valerie Parks
Featured Performer LA Burgess
Open Mic opens with Summer Pervez
Book Signing Susan Steudel
Host Phinder Dulai
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