Yong Nan Kim – Surrey Muse

Yong Nan Kim is a writer, poet and storyteller who also writes Korean folktales and ghost stories for her daughter and seven nieces and nephews. Her memoir titled ‘My Year Without Books’, a work in progress, is a collection of poems about a Korean child’s coming-of-age in Paraguay and Brazil in the 1970s and 1980s. She’s a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. Yong has worked as a translator, interpreter and lecturer in linguistics, translation and interpretation in the US and Canada. When not reading while walking, she likes to hike, snowshoe and learn new dance moves. Yong is a US/Canadian dual citizen who lives in Vancouver, BC.

More about Yong is here
extendedlearning.ubc.ca
Contact Yong
yrghim@gmail.com

At the October 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Yong will begin the Open Mic session. More information about the event is here: october-23-2020

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Alanna Edwards – Surrey Muse

Alanna Irene Edwards is an artist, videomaker and curator who currently works as an arts educator and Engagement Facilitator at Surrey Art Gallery. Through the use of humor, she explores themes of belonging, authenticity, and the everyday. Primarily working in sculpture and video, much of her work responds to how Indigenous people are looked at and consumed through pop culture, politics, and art. Alanna has a BA in Political Science and Women’s Studies from Simon Fraser University, a diploma in Fine Arts from Langara College, and she has completed her BFA with distinction at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Alanna is of Mi’gmaq and settler descent occupying, living, and working on unceded Coast Salish territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ Nations when in Vancouver, and Nations including the q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓, q̓ic̓əy̓, and Semiahma when in Surrey. *she/her

More about Alanna is here
www.alannaedwards.com
Follow Alanna on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/freebleeding/
Contact Alanna
alanna@freebleed.com

At the October 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Alanna will be the Featured Performer. More information about the event is here: october-23-2020

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The 8th Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday October 23 / 2020

98th Gathering

‘Let It Glow’ by Aaron Paquette. Poster designed by Mariam Zohra D.

LIVE Watch Party
Friday, September 25, 2020
5:30 -7:30 PM (PT)
Join us on YouTube
Surrey Muse Channel on YouTube

Featured Guests
Author Asel Omar
Poet Hari Alluri
Performer Alanna Edwards
Open Mic Opener Yong Nan Kim
Host Jovian Radheshwar

View previous program videos at
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Free event
Donations welcome
Open Mic
(Via email, send 3-5 minute video or audio recording by October 15th.)

Updates will be posted here
Program
Videos will be posted here
surreymuse.wordpress.com/virtual/

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Gatherings

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Asel Omar – Surrey Muse

Asel Omar is a Russian Canadian writer and scholar from Kazakhstan who arrived in Vancouver in 2019. Writing in Russian, she has published four books of poetry and short fiction titled ‘Credo’, ‘Early Colds’, ‘Blue Wolf’ and ‘Tengri Talisman’. She has also written movie scripts and philosophical articles. Her works have been published in Russia, France, Serbia, USA and Montenegro. She is a member of the Russian and Kazakhstan PEN. Asel graduated from Moscow Literary Institute in the Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. She worked as a PR specialist for commercial companies in Moscow, and taught philosophy in higher educational institutions.

Visit Asel’s Facebook page
facebook.com/asel.omar.9619
Contact Asel
gal788788@gmail.com

At the October 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Asel will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here: friday-october-23-2020/

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Hari Alluri – Surrey Muse

photo by Erik Haensel

Hari Alluri is a Vancouver-based Filipino South Asian filmmaker and poet who has published three collections of his poems titled ‘The Flayed City’ (Kaya, 2017), ‘Carving Ashes’ (CiCAC, 2013), and ‘The Promise of Rust’ (Mouthfeel, 2016). His film project  ‘Pasalubong: Gifts from the Journey’ was made in partnership with the National Film Board (NFB) in 2010. Earlier, he created ‘Memory Block’ as a part of The Colouring Book: Digital Shorts by Artists of Colour (NFB, 2008) and ‘Acknowledge’ (2009), part of Cineworks’ Cinematic Cartographies workshop. His poems have appeared in 580 Split, Cutthroat, Lumina, Kartika, TAYO, PULSE and RAIN. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University and, along with the Federico Moramarco Poetry International Teaching Prize, he has received VONA/Voices and Las Dos Brujas fellowships and a National Film Board of Canada grant.

Visit Hari’s web page
harialluri.com
Follow Hari on Twitter
https://twitter.com/harialluri
Contact Hari
stahz.grandson@gmail.com

At the October 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Hari will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here: october-23-2020

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