A Place to Sit and Think – Journaling Series

Lead by collective member Taryn Hubbard, a Place to Sit and Think is a year long journaling series where participants can come together for an open and uninterrupted time to think and reflect through journaling, as well as a chance to connect with residents throughout Surrey.

Upcoming Session

Journaling at PopUp Newton

The first session in the Place to Sit and Think series will take place at the PopUp Newton Gallery as part of SOFIA/c month-long residency there. Join us Aug 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. for an open studio of journaling. All supplies provided.

 

 

Walk Ways at Arbutus Gallery

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Edward Westerhuis & Taryn Hubbard in collaboration with Carmen Papalia

This past spring Taryn Hubbard and Edward Westerhuis went on a walk each through Whalley/City Centre, in Surrey BC with Carmen Papalia. During these walks Carmen invited Taryn and Edward to explore these neighbourhoods non-visually (with eyes closed), and supported them as they navigated by sound, touch, smell, memory, and environmental design
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VERSE on the EDGE :: Podcast and Video

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We are proud to be sharing a video and podcast from our last poetry reading, VERSE on the EDGE. Tune in to the podcast to listen to works from local poets Taryn Hubbard and Cecily Nicholson.

Download, embed and subscribe to the South of Fraser Inter-Arts Collective podcast on Podomatic or find us on the iTunes Store.

See photos from the event!

In Review: SOFIA/c Inaugural Event

Verse on the Edge: An Evening of Firsts

verse-on-the-edge1 Last Friday, SOFIA/c kicked off its first event with a poetry reading at the Newton Cultural Centre. On a dark and rainy night, we had a full house of friends, family, and community members. It was exciting and humbling to see so much warmth and support for our first event.

Readers Cecily Nicholson and Taryn Hubbard each shared their work, as well as Phinder Dulai who gave a special poetry reading in replace of Wanda John-Kehwin who couldn’t make it. The audience got a first listen of Dulai’s latest work. Our inaugural event was a great success, and a promising start to this budding artist collective.

 Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

We couldn’t have done this event without the help of the City of Surrey’s Cultural Grant program, as well as the generosity of the Surrey Arts Council for its support of the venue.

Special Thank You to Our Wonderful Volunteers

Thank you to our volunteers Jane Cleary-Dulai for baking the most delicious chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies, and Natasha Cleary-Dulai and Nadya Cleary-Dulai for staffing the book table.

Please check out our photos below taken by collective member Matt Smith. Video by Edward Westerhuis to come.

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Phinder Dulai introduces the evening and welcomes the community to the event.

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Taryn Hubbard reads work from her project on Surrey City Centre.

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Cecily Nicholson reads from her book Triage.

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Edward Westerhuis working on the Verse on the Edge video. Coming soon!

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So on to our next efforts: film night, art installation project, and summer symposium.

 

 

SOFIA/c’s inaugural event, Poets in Conversation

SOFIA/c presents the Edge City Cultural Event Series

Please join us in SOFIA/c’s inaugural event, Verse on the Edge: Poets in Conversation.

Poets Cecily Nicholson, Wanda John-Kehewin, and Taryn Hubbard, all writers with a unique connection and personal history with Surrey, will read work from their on-going projects that consider space, culture, language, trauma, and gentrification.

MC’d by poet Phinder Dulai, the readings will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Kwantlen Polytechnic University instructor and writer Summer Pervez.

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