Tamara Jong – Surrey Muse

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Tamara Jong (she/her) is a writer and cartoonist of Chinese and Scottish ancestry whose work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies across the country. A graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio, Tamara has participated in various literary contests where her non-fiction and creative non-fiction was longlisted (The 2019 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest Longlist at The New Quarterly) or was a finalist (2021 Open Season Awards at The Malahat Review, 2020 Creative Nonfiction Contest at The Fiddlehead, 2nd place at 2020 Read at the Fringe Writing Contest with Eden Mills Writers Festival, carte blanche Great Canadian Longreads Best of 2019). Tamara is a former member of Room Magazine’s collective, and a 2021 graduate of the Sequential Arts Workshop comic certificate program. Her work has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Room Magazine, Body & Soul; Stories for Skeptics and Seekers, and The Nasiona. Born in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), Tamara now lives and works on Treaty 3 territory, the occupied and ancestral lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabewaki, Attiwonderonk, and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (Guelph, ON). 

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tamarajong.com
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Contact Tamara
tljong@hotmail.com

At the February 25, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Tamara will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-feb-25

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J.G. Chayko – Surrey Muse

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J.G. Chayko is a Vancouver based poet, writer, actress and international arthritis advocate who is working on her first novel. A graduate of the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University, she has published personal essays, short stories and poems in various anthologies, and in print and online publications. View some of her work in Emerge 19, Canadian Stories, Boston Literary Magazine, ¡Hastings! Literary Journal, and upcoming in Event Magazine. J.G. also publishes two blogs, The Old Lady In My Bones, on living with arthritis, and Corkboards and Coffeehouses, on writing.

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corkboardsandcoffeehouses.com

At the January 28, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, J.G. will begin the Open Mic session. More about the event is here: friday-jan-28

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Christina Myers – Surrey Muse

Christina Myers is an author, editor and journalist who has published two titles. Her non-fiction anthology BIG: Stories About Life in Plus-Sized Bodies (2020), won the 2021 IPPY silver medal book award, and her debut novel, The List of Last Chances (2021) made the BC Bestseller List in the first week of its publication. Christina’s writings have been published in various anthologies, newspapers and magazines. She is a member of The Writers Union of Canada, Canadian Authors Association and the Federation of BC Writers. A graduate of the Writer’s Studio at SFU Vancouver, Christina is now working on her next two books as she juggles her creative work and stay-at-home-parenthood from her place in Surrey. 

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cmyerswrites.com
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At the August 27, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Christina will begin the Open Mic session. More about the event is here: friday-august-27

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Katherine Fawcett – Surrey Muse

Katherine Fawcett is a Montreal-born, Calgary-raised, Squamish-based writer, teacher, mentor, arts activist and musician. Her first short story collection The Little Washer of Sorrows (Thistledown Press, 2015) was a finalist for the ReLit Award and the Sunburst Award. Her most recent book The Swan Suit (Douglas & McIntyre, 2020) was released the day before Covid19 was declared a global pandemic. Katherine holds a BA from the University of Calgary and is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio program. She is a key organizer of the Whistler Writers Festival. When she isn’t working with words, she works with children, as a violin and piano teacher in Whistler and Squamish.

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At the February 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Katherine will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: february-26-2021

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Zofia Rose Musiej -Surrey Muse

Zofia Rose Musiej is a singer/songwriter, poet and interdisciplinary performer. A graduate of The Writer’s Studio at SFU (2019), her poetry has been published in Emerge 19, Prism, Room Magazine, and Salt Chuck City Review. She made her acting debut in ‘Saving Mother’ at the Granville Island Fringe Festival in 2016. Zofia is mixed-blood Polish and Carrier First Nation, and she resides in Vancouver, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, where she can be found following her muse and busking in East Van.

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zofia.m@hotmail.com

At the November 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Zofia will begin the Open Mic session. More about the event: november-27-2020

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