City of Surrey recognizes Surrey Muse Coordinator & Cofounder for excellence in Literary Arts

Fauzia Rafique, the coordinator and a cofounder of Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS), has received the City of Surrey’s Arts & Heritage Literary Arts Award in recognition of her work in the areas of creative writing and arts organizing. View the document containing the following information, and a complete list of award recipients. CivicDistinctionAwardRecipients.pdf

Fauzia’s statement

‘It is an honour for me to be selected for the City of Surrey’s Arts & Heritage Literary Arts Award.

‘Working for Surrey Muse Arts Society, a non-profit mandated to encourage inclusivity, representation, voice and equality in the arts community, forms a direct organic link to my writing practice as my novels and poems explore similar themes. It works well together, my creative writing process is more instinctive while organizing efforts use intellectual and cerebral energy.

‘I receive this award on behalf of over 300 authors and artists who have graced us since November 2011; Literary Advisers Joanne Arnott, Manolis Aligizakis, Nefertiti SheLa Morrison; Volunteers Helga Parekh, David Macilwain, and, of course, Surrey Muse co-Founders and Directors Mariam Zohra D, Sana Janjua, Randeep Purewall, and myself.

‘Our gratitude to Susan Crean and Jordan Strom for their ongoing support, and, to our peers at Surrey Libraries, Surrey Art Gallery and the City’s Cultural Grants section.’

Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS) congratulates all award recipients.


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Visit Fauzia’s web page:
gandholi.wordpress.com

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen,
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Follow Surrey Muse on Instagram – with Vila Skyspeaks

YES! Surrey Muse has an Instagram account!
(Wow! 7 Followers already.)

If you are a writer, poet, painter, dancer, musician, filmmaker- or practice any other art form- we would like to extend our support to you on Instagram.

Surrey Muse is an interdisciplinary art and literature presentation stage offering monthly gatherings since 2011 that feature works of authors, poets, artists, and across genre open mic presenters. The IRL gatherings were held at the City Centre branch of Surrey Libraries till March of this year when we went virtual on YouTube.

The Instagram account is managed by Vila Skyspeaks for Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS).

Vila is a poet, truth seeker, community leader, arts organizer, and, a mama who has just joined us both as a Social Media Lead and as the Fundraising Coordinator. Please welcome with us, our newest member, Vila Skyspeaks.

Find us on Instagram
@surreymuse.arts
‘LIKE’ us on FB
facebook.com/pages/Surrey-Muse
Subscribe to YouTube channel
youtube.com

Support our Projects
Surrey Muse
Surrey Muse Writers
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)
Women Who Named the Unnamed

Contact
surrey.muse@gmail.com

Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen,
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Bill Arnott – Surrey Muse

Bill Arnott is an author, poet and songwriter based in Vancouver where he has produced a collection of his songs as an Indie Folk CD titled Studio 6. His poetry and prose have appeared in various countries, and he performs across Canada and overseas. Bill has published Gone Viking: A Travel Saga, Dromomania and Wonderful Magical Words, and he presents Bill’s Artist Showcase on regular basis. Bill is the recipient of a 2019 poetry prize from Pandora’s Collective, a national qualifier citation from the RYGA songwriting challenge, and he is a finalist for the Whistler Independent Book Awards with his travelogue Gone Viking: A Travel Saga.

Visit Bill’s Amazon page
amazon.com/Bill-Arnott
Follow on Twitter
@billarnott_aps
Contact Bill Arnott
billyarnott@hotmail.com

At the October 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Bill will be the Featured Performer. More information about the event is here: october-25-gathering

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Support our Projects
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Women Who Named the Unnamed

Contact
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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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November 27-2015 Gathering of Surrey Muse

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November 27, 2015
Author Janet Fretter
Poet Nefertiti SheLa Morrison
Performer Larry Nicholson
Open Mic Opener Kyle McKillop
Booksigning Author Lucas Crawford
Host David Macilwain

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

Book Table
Refreshments
Free event
Donations welcome
Download PDF Poster
SM-11-27-2015

Updates will be posted here
Program
More about the gatherings
Gatherings

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Isaac Yuen – Surrey Muse

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Isaac Yuen situates and writes about the self in the forms of critical and creative non-fiction that revolves around ideas of nature, culture, and identity. He is the winner of the 2013 Web of Life Foundation international essay competition. His works can be found in Ricepaper, Alternatives Journal: Canada’s environmental voice, Flyway: Journal of writing and environment, and Schema Magazine: For the interculturally-minded.

A first-generation Chinese-Canadian, Isaac is also the creator of Ekostories, an award-winning blog and essay collection that explores the power of narrative to evoke personal and societal change.

Visit Isaac’s web page
ekostories.com
Contact Isaac Yuen
iyuen12@gmail.com

At the October 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Isaac will present a selection from his published work. More about the event is here:
October-23-gathering

Surrey Muse gatherings
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