Surrey Muse – Fri feb 24

Friday Feb 24, 2012
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 418 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Guest Author Ben Nuttall Smith
Featured Poet Candice James, Poet Laureate New Westminster
Featured Filmmaker Tabatha Visutskie
Book Signing Ibrahim Honjo
Open Mic opens with Jason Sunder
Host Mariam Zohra-Durrani

Book Table

Free event
Donations welcome

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More about Surrey Muse Gatherings

Jan-June 2012 Program


Poetry in the Park August 10: Fauzia Rafique and Ben Nuttal-Smith

Poetry in the Park
Wednesday August 10
7-9 PM
Queens Park Bandshell
Featured Poets
Fauzia Rafique
Ben Nuttal-Smith
Open Mic
Hosted by Reese McBeth

Fauzia has launched her first novel ‘Skeena’, and her first poetry chapbook ‘Passion Fruit/tahnget Phal’ earlier this year. Chapbook contains poems in English and Punjabi (Gurumukhi and Shahmukhi). Fauzia will present a selection from her upcoming novel ‘Triple’.

Ben Nuttal-Smith is an accomplished writer of prose and poetry. This year, he launched his novel ‘Blood, Feathers and Holy Men’. Ben also offers speech and presentation workshops for writers.

Poetry in the Park is initiated by Candice James, the Poet Laureate of New Westminster, with the support of New Westminster Arts Council. The program will continue during summer.

Contact Candice at

Write on the Beach: Early Bird, Student and Under-25 Specials

Less than two weeks left for the Early Bird price
Added incentive to Students and Writers Under 25:
special rate of half price

Register by 14 May, 2011 for Write on the Beach – a daylong event for new and emerging writers presented by the Federation of BC Writers open to all writers and prospective writers.

Sunday June 12, 2011
Beecher Place, beachfront at 12160 Beecher Street
Crescent Beach, White Rock BC
10:45 am – 5 pm

Attend five workshops by professionally published authors
Ten Steps to Publication
Memoir to Novel – writing what you know
The Bonsai of Book Editing
The Three C’s of Story
Presentation for Readers – the art of oral delivery

All this and a panel discussion on Marketing, Communications, Blogging & New Media.

Lunch and other refreshments included for an overall early bird price

Early Bird price:
Federation of BC members $50
Non-members $60
Students and Under 25’s $25 & $30

After 15 May, 2011
Federation of BC members $60
Non-members $70

Opportunity will be provided for non-members to sign up during the conference at a discount rate as well as recover the difference in conference price paid.

For information and to register click on the following:

Programme: click below:

Workshop Descriptions and list of presenters

Getting there:

Or contact
Loreena Lee at 604-576-1772

Ben Nuttall-Smith
Federation of BC Writers
Fraser Valley Rep.