Surrey Muse Writers – To the Next Level

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Surrey Muse Writers was begun in July 2016 to determine if there was need for a drop-in critique group for writers. After seven bi-weekly meetings, it is clear that there is need, and Surrey Muse Writers will continue as an ongoing program starting Spring 2017.

We have had seven out of the eleven scheduled meetings. The meeting on Oct 8 was cancelled for people being away over the long weekend, and, the next three meetings are cancelled now to allow our volunteers some time off before organizing to take the group to the next level.

In the last three months, Surrey Muse Writers has ‘surfaced’ a couple of promising young writers, and it has allowed sharing of creative work among peers and learning from the experience and knowledge of Resource Persons. The discussions that ensued were direct, intimate, close-up; criticism was given and taken with grace.

Compliments to Resource Persons Jennifer Manuel, Toni Levi, Manolis, Larry Nicholson, Kevin Spenst and Judy MacInnes for their generous sharing of time, skills and ideas.

Apologies from Heidi Greco, Jónína Kirton, Alan Girling, and Virginia Gillespie for the inconvenience of re-scheduling for Spring.

Special thanks to Malik Mohammad for his inspiring poetic presentations and presence, and to Parabjot Kaur and Hilda for glimpses of their short fiction. Thanks to Helga Parekh and Sonja Grgar for making it happen, to all who participated in its meetings, and to all who supported it.

Be back in Spring at a different venue.

For more information or suggestions, send us a message
surrey.muse@gmail.com
Visit our web page
surreymusewriters.wordpress.com
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Surrey Muse Writers is a project of Surrey Muse
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Surrey Muse acknowledges with gratitude
the volunteer contributions made by the
facilitators and resource persons
to make this project happen.

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October 8 Drop-In @ Surrey Muse Writers with Heidi Greco

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October 8, 2016
11am – 1:30pm
Resource Person Heidi Greco
Facilitator Helga Parekh
Co-Facilitator Sonja Grgar
Waves Coffee, Gateway Skytrain, Surrey
To participate just show up
Donations Welcome
Free bi-monthly drop-in

Surrey Muse Writers (SMW) is a drop-in for writers to present work, exchange ideas and provide feedback to each other in order to facilitate the development of creative writing projects. Guidelines are in place for a respectful, positive, warm and inspiring interaction.

Heidi Greco is a poet, novelist, editor, an arts activist, and an occasional instructor. Her writings have appeared in books, magazines and anthologies in Canada and the United States. In 2011, she won Ken Klonsky Award for her novella Shrinking Violets (Quattro, Toronto 2011). A longtime resident of Surrey, she has made valuable contributions to the city’s literary and cultural life; most recently, she successfully initiated Surrey’s Poet Laureate program. Titles include Cascadia, a co-operative poem (Leaf Press 2015), Make it True: Poetry from Cascadia (Leaf Press 2015), Igniting the Green Fuse: Four Canadian Women Poets (Above and Beyond Productions, New West, 2012), The Amelia Poems (Lipstick Press 2009), Rattlesnake Plantain (Anvil 2002), and Siren Tattoo: A Poetry Triptych (Anvil 1994). More here:
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For more information send us a message
surrey.muse@gmail.com
Visit our web page
surreymusewriters.wordpress.com
Facebook page
facebook.com/SurreyMuseWriters
..

Surrey Muse Writers is a project of Surrey Muse
smlogo-1

Surrey Muse acknowledges with gratitude
the volunteer contributions made by the
facilitators and resource persons
to make this project happen.

‘LIKE’ us on FB
facebook.com/pages/Surrey-Muse/
Follow on Twitter
@SurreyMuse
Contact
surrey.muse@gmail.com

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