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Authors Among Us

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Did you know that Surrey has a vibrant writing community?


Join us for lively discussions and author readings at the City Centre Library (Readability Lounge). 

Interact with local authors to learn about their works and the writing process. Whether you are looking for a new read or are interested in writing, you are sure to enjoy these evenings. 


“Reality Writes: How the real world fuels the writers' imagination."

Sat., May 3 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM

Registration required: Call 604-598-7426 to save your free spot.

Phinder Dulai
Phinder Dulai's latest collection of poetry dream/arteries is forthcoming from Talonbooks in Fall 2014. Dulai took part in the In(ter)ventions Literary Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, where he worked on the Komagata Maru poems and continued to further refine the MS dream/arteries. His most recent poetry is published in a number of journals and in two previous poetry books: Ragas from the Periphery and Basmati Brown. Duali is also a co-founder of the Surrey-based inter-disciplinary arts group - The South Of Fraser Inter Arts Collective (SOFIA/c).

Lorna Suzuki
After multiple, failed bids at world domination, Lorna Suzuki was forced to create a fantasy world where she reigned supreme, until her characters orchestrated a military coup! She is a martial arts instructor and a novelist, best known for the epic adult fantasy series, the Imago Chronicles as well as the YA fantasy series, The Dream Merchant Saga that she co-writes with her teenaged daughter, Nia. The first three novels of the Imago Chronicles have been optioned for a major motion picture trilogy for worldwide theatrical release. Pre-production is underway now!

Giles Slade
In the 1960s Giles Slade visited the Viennese home of his great aunt Madelaine, one of Ghandi's closest followers. She had an enormous influence on his education and sense of purpose as did his father, a Canadian infantryman and printer who worked on the D Day maps. From both connections, Giles Slade learned that history is a thing that takes place in the every day world around us. Made To Break; The Big Disconnect and American Exodus result from a conviction that you can train yourself to see history's contemporary patterns as they unfold.

Kevin L. Gebert
Kevin Gebert has been helping Canadians create and meet their goals with simple solutions through financial planning since 1996. Whether developing or updating a financial plan, debt reduction strategies, retirement planning, marriage breakdown, or estate planning, Kevin is an MFA - a Master Financial Advisor who collaborates with experienced professionals in supporting fields to create a unique financial plan for Canadians. He is an often quoted media commentator in his home province of British Columbia and a faculty member of Knowledge Bureau, a national post-secondary institute focused on professional development for tax and financial advisors.

Mala Ashok
Mala started her “writing career” as a child when she sent in stories and poems to the children’s section of “The Statesman”.  After moving to Canada as an adult and working in Insurance, Accounting, Taxation and Education, Mala returned to her first love, writing. Her work has been published in an anthology and newpapers in Canada and India. Mala’s children’s book, Ramya’s Stars has been translated into four languages.  Her second children’s book,  The Tall Story awaits publication.  Mala’s goal?  To write the “Great Canadian Novel,” of course!!