Jessica Lee McMillan – Surrey Muse

Jessica Lee McMillan (she/her) is a poet, educator and civil servant. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Train Poetry JournalPinhole Poetry, Gap Riot PressAntilang, Blank SpacesPocket Lint (gnurr), Red Alder Review, Dream Pop Journal, SORTES, Lover’s Eye Press, Willows Wept Review and others. She is completing her first chapbook. Jessica is ever grateful for local artist’s organizations like Surrey Muse for elevating the arts and supporting the community. She is a member of the Royal City Literary Arts Society and associate member of The League of Canadian Poets. Recently, she won first place for poetry in the 2022 RCLAS Write On! Contest. She has read her work for audiences in BC and the US, including Poetry in the Park, Surrey Muse and the BC Federation of Writers Regional Spotlight. A first generation Canadian, Jessica is a settler who lives in New Westminster, British Columbia on stolen and unsurrendered lands of the QayQayt First Nation.

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At the July 22, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Jessica will present as the Emerging Poet. More about the event is here: friday-July-22

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Parabjot K. Singh – Surrey Muse

Parabjot K. Singh is a writer, radio host and activist. Her poems have been published in the PULP, a literary arts magazine of Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), and in RAINBOW: Anthology of South Asian Writers by South Asian Literary Society of Canada. She has presented her work at Surrey Muse, Surrey Muse Writers, and at KPU’s poetry gatherings and year end readings. Since grade 12, Parabjot has been co-hosting the children’s show, Sade Bache Sada Virsa (Our Children Our Heritage) on RedFM Radio. She also serves as one of the board members of Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA). Parabjot does not favor any writers ‘because all writers’ writings have something to teach us. I perceive writing as something personal; thus, I don’t like to praise one writer over another. I enjoy reading works by various authors and exposing myself to different styles of writing.’ An alumni of KPU having majored in English with a minor in psychology, Parabjot is in the brainstorming phase of her next writing and it’s not clear if it will be poems or stories.

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At the September 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Parabjot will begin the Open Mic Session. More about the event is here: september-22-gathering

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Idrian Burgos – Surrey Muse

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Idrian L. Burgos is a writer of poetry, short fiction and creative prose. He has presented his work at various literary events in Surrey, New Westminster and Vancouver. He studied at Douglas College, where he contributed to its student newspaper, The Other Press. His work has been published in an anthology by the Poetry Institute of Canada. While Idrian mostly writes poetry at present, he hopes to break more into prose. He is currently also at a major crossroads in life, and hopes to get into a career involving writing.

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At the January 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Idrian will begin the Open Mic Session. More information about the event is here: january-24-2020-gathering

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Helga Parekh – Surrey Muse

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Helga Parekh is a writer, artist, sculptor, potter, and a performer. She published a self-made chapbook of her poem ‘Learning from the Timeless Beauty Of a Tulip‘ in 2016. She won first prize from the Arts Council of Surrey for Christmas Card Verse competition in 2018. Her poetry has appeared in various publications including Saving Seeds (New West Writers, 2014), and her poems were the finalists in the Burnaby Writers Society annual writing contest in 2012. She has illustrated a children’s book ‘Ramya’s Stars‘ by Mala Ashok. It was published by Pratham Books, a not-for-profit organization in India, in multiple Indian languages to promote reading among children. It is available in Hindi and English at the Surrey Libraries. In 2017, Helga completed the Southbank Writer’s Course at the SFU Surrey. She was a member of New West Writers, a member and sometimes facilitator of Renaissance Book Writers, and she was the Group Facilitator of Surrey Muse Writers. Helga is a supporting member of Surrey Muse since 2012. At this time, she is working on another book of poems that also may contain her illustrative art.

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At the March 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Helga will begin the Open Mic session. More information about the event is here:
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Randeep – Surrey Muse

 

Randeep is a co-founder and director of Surrey Muse and serves as its treasurer. Randeep enjoys acting and has studied drama with Katrina Dunn (Touchstone Theater) and The Drama Class and voice with Sanders Whiting.

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