Booklaunch: ‘Matriarchy’ and ‘The Second Advent of Zeus’

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Launching two books of poetry
‘The Second Advent of Zeus’ poetry collection by Manolis
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‘Matriarchy’ chapbook by Tiesa Leudy, Ayesha Durrani, Mariam Zohra, Fauzia Rafique, Zohra Begum

Sunday, January 15th, 4-6pm
Media Room, Upstairs, The Lodge Building.
Alexandra Neighborhood House
2916 McBride Ave, Surrey
alexhouse.net

Hosted by
Virginia Gillespie
Poetry Readings
Manolis
Tiesa Leudy
Mariam Zohra
Fauzia Rafique

We will also take this opportunity to introduce the new Word Arts LIVE Series being launched February 26 at this venue by Host Virginia Gillespie in collaboration with Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL).

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First Annual Literary Festival – Canada’s Best 2012 Awards: March 24

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The 1st Annual Literary Festival
Writers International Network
Saturday, March 24, 2012
12.30 PM to 4.30 PM
Richmond Cultural Centre/Library
7700 Minoru Gate Richmond, BC
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The event brings together writers of diverse backgrounds and genre to develop better appreciation and fuller awareness of the art of creative writing. The objective of this event is to provide an opportunity to network, socialise and to recognize talent.


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More info:
Call Ashok Bhargava
604-327-6040

Invocation and welcoming address
Ashok Bhargava
Featured Poets/Writers
Candice James, Bonnie Nish, Manolis Aligizakis, Eva Waldauf, Sylvia Taylor, Meharoona Ghani, Bernice Lever, Michelle Rickaby, Bernice Lever, Theresa Chevalier, Ben Nuttal-Smith, Patricia Donahue and Alejandro Mujica-Olea
South Asian features
S.P. Dwivedi, Suresh Kurl, Ehsan Choudhary, Inderjit Sidhu, Madhu Varshney, Mankajee Shreshtha, Surjeet Kalsy and Hardev Sodhi “Ashk”
Open Mic
Bonnie Quan Symons, Avia Mana, Farina Reinprecht, Angela Edwards, Ibrahim Honjo, Una Bruhns, Sho Wiley, Patricia Donahue, Jacqueline Maire, Lilija Valis, Selene Bertelson and Ceri Naz
Award Presentations
Evelyn Lau, Joanne Arnott, Brajinder Dhillon, Ariadne Sawyer, Manja Basi, Bong Ja Ahn, Timothy Shay, Janet Kvammen, Fauzia Rafique and Alan Hill
Readings by Award Recipients
Evelyn Lau, Joanne Arnott, Brajinder Dhillon, Ariadne Sawyer, Manga Basi, Bong Ja Ahn, Timothy Shay, Janet Kvammen, Fauzia Rafique and Alan Hill
Hosts
Lucia Gorea and Reese McBeth

Tagore Dance by Arno Komalika
Award Presentations
Snacks and Socialize

For more information
Ashok Bhargava 604-327-6040
Lucia Gorea 604-441-0169
Alan Hill 604-276-4391
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New Reading Group in Surrey – meeting Fri Nov 25

Surrey Muse, a new reading and presentation group, begins with its first meeting this Friday Nov 25 featuring a guest author, a featured poet, and a featured playwtight. Each 15-20 minute presentation will have ten minutes of discussion. Refreshments will be followed by an Open Mic.

The group meets every Fourth Friday of each month except December.

Surrey Muse – First Meeting
Friday November 25, 2011
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Room 418
City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Guest Author: Susan Crean
Featured Poet: Manolis
Featured Playwright: Sana Janjua
Host: Valerie B.-Taylor

Open Mic
Refreshments

Free event
Donations welcome

Contact: surrey.muse@gmail.com
Web Page: http://surreymuse.wordpress.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Surrey-Muse/257728917595039

Next meeting: Friday, January 27, 2012
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Fauzia Rafique – Readings at Kogawa House – Van Nov 13

Sunday November 13
2-4pm
Kogawa House
1450 64 Avenue West

South Asian Canadian author
Fauzia Rafique
Will present readings from her
Novel ‘Skeena’ (Libros Libertad 2011)
Novel ‘Triple’ (Unpublished ms)
Poems from ‘Passion Fruit/Tahnget Phal’ (Uddari Books 2011)

With Susan Crean and Tariq Malik

Discussion
Refreshments

Fauzia Rafique: Fauzia Rafique’s long-awaited novel Skeena was published in Punjabi in Pakistan in 2007, and in Canada last Spring. It is the story of a Muslim Canadian woman, written in Skeena’s own voice, which follows her journey from village to Lahore, to Toronto and finally Surrey. View Fauzia’s page: http://gandholi.wordpress.com/

Susan Crean is working on a book exploring Chinese Canadian communities through someone she knew as a child. Susan has written and edited many works of non fiction. One of her books ‘The Laughing One: A Journey to Emily Carr’ was short-listed for the 2001 Governor General’s Award for non fiction. In 2002, the title won the BC Book Prize for Non fiction. More at: www.susancrean.ca

Tariq Malik, a member of the Kogawa House Board who has recently launched his book ‘Chanting Denied Shores: The Komagatamaru Narratives‘, will also present from his work. He had earlier published ‘The Rainsongs of Kotli’.

About the events at Kogawa House:
Up-coming Events at Kogawa House‏ – Vancouver Sundays Nov-Dec

To reserve a seat
kogawahouse@yahoo.ca

Visit: http://www.kogawahouse.com/.
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Betsy Warland at Kogawa House – Vancouver Nov 6 at 2-4pm‏

I am hosting two wonderful women writers over the next two Sundays and hope you can join us. Betsy Warland this week, and Fauzia Rafique next.

Betsy Warland: Poet, author and editor, Betsy Warland has been writing on the cutting edge of feminist literature and active in the feminist writing community for thirty years. Her poetry, and latterly her non-fiction, push the boundaries of genre while challenging the assumptions of culture. A mentor to many, she is currently director of The Writer’s Studio at SFU.

Fauzia Rafique: Fauzia Rafique’s long-awaited novel, Skeena, was published in Punjabi in Pakistan in 2007, and in Canada last Spring. It is the story of a Muslim Canadian woman, written in Skeena’s own voice, which follows her journey from village to Lahore, to Toronto and finally Surrey. Author Tariq Malik, a member of Kogawa House Board, will host the event with me.

Susan Crean
Kogawa House
1450 West 64th Ave @ Granville

To reserve a seat email kogawahouse@yahoo.ca

Blogging at www.susancrean.ca
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