Alix Ohlin – Surrey Muse

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Alix Ohlin is a novelist, short story writer, educator and mentor who has published five books including two novels, the DUAL CITIZENS (2019) and INSIDE (2012), that were short listed for both the Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize. Her work has appeared in various publications such as the Best American Short Stories, Best New American Voices, and The New Yorker. Alix has taught creative writing and literature at McGill University, Lafayette College, Warren Wilson College, and at the New York State Summer Writers Institute. She graduated from Harvard University with an English and American Literature and Language degree in 1992, and then earned a masters in writing from the Michener Center for Writers in Texas in 2001. Alix now lives in Vancouver where she is the Chair of UBC’s creative writing program since 2018.

Visit Alix’s website
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Contact Alix
alix.ohlin@ubc.ca

At the August 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Alix will be the Featured Author. More on the event is here: august-28-2020.

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Judy MacInnes – Surrey Muse

Judy MacInnes

Judy is a poet and a short fiction writer. Her work has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies. Her poem ‘Troll’, about a preschooler who swallows a doll, won the Other Voices Prize for Poetry. Judy’s first book ‘Snatch’ (Anvil Press 2000) included both poems and stories. She is a Kwantlen alum and has a BFA in Creative Writing from University of Victoria and an MFA in Creative Writing from University of British Columbia. Judy is now writing her second book titled ‘Lightning Round’. Judy lived in Surrey for close to twenty years, and both rural life and suburbia are central to her work.

Her writings have appeared in The Capilano Review, Geist, Room, Prism International, CV2 among others, and in about a dozen anthologies including ‘ribsauce: a cd/anthology of words by women’ (Véhicule Press), ‘spoken broken: an anthology of spoken word’ (Wired on Words/Broken Pencil), ‘Breathing Fire: Canada’s New Poets’ (Harbour Publishing), and ‘Eye Wuz Here: Stories by Women Writers Under 30’ (Douglas & McIntyre).

Judy is drawn to work that is simple, direct and comic. She loves ‘chatting with writers about their process, their artistic routines, and their workspaces.’

More about Judy
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Contact Judy
judymaci@yahoo.ca

At the May 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Judy will present a selection of her published work. More about the event is here: may-27-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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Kyle McKillop – Surrey Muse

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Kyle McKillop is a poet, teacher and traveler. His full name translates as Narrows Crooked Nose Son of Lover of Horses. He recently graduated from UBC’s creative writing MFA program with a thesis in poetry, and his work has appeared in a variety of places, including CV2, English Practice, and the Sustenance anthology of BC food writing from Anvil Press. He is also the president of the Surrey English Teachers’ Association.

Visit Kyle’s Website
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At the July 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Kyle will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here: july-26-2019-gathering

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