Surrey Muse is initiated by writers, performers and artists who want to excel in our art, who strive to create supportive platforms for ourselves and our peers, and who wish to bring together through art and literature Surrey’s culturally diverse communities.

The group meets on the fourth Friday of each month except December. Each gathering features an author, a poet and a performer/artist at varying levels of artistic development, followed by an Open Mic session.

The language of presentations is English but writers/performers are welcome to read/present in other languages of their expression.

The first meeting of Surrey Muse took place on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the City Centre branch of Surrey Libraries. View posters from then to now.

If you are a writer, poet, artist, visual artist, musician or practice any other art form, we will be happy to have you. Please contact Surrey muse at surrey.muse@gmail.com or better still, drop by at one of our gatherings.

Surrey Muse is an unfunded program.

Surrey Muse projects
Surrey Muse Writers (SMW) is a once-a-month free drop-in critique group for writers that will begin to take place from Spring 2017. A 3-month bi-monthly trial run has established need.
Surrey Muse Writers

The first program of Surrey Muse At large (SMAL) is scheduled to take place from February to June 2017 with Virginia Gillespie at Camp Alexandra in South Surrey.
Surrey Muse At Large

Surrey Muse Volunteers
Amy Bobb, Outreach Coordinator
Sonja Grgar, Media Rep/Treasurer
Sana Janjua, President
David Macilwain
Helga Parekh, Facilitator Surrey Muse Writers
Fauzia Rafique, Coordinator/Webmaster
Mariam Zohra, Art Director

Manolis Aligizakis (since 2015)
Joanne Arnott (since 2011)
Valerie B-Taylor (2011-2014)
SheLa Nefertiti Morrison (since 2015)

Legal Adviser
Randeep Purewall (since 2014)

Sana Janjua and Fauzia Rafique with Randeep Purewall, Mariam Zohra and Valerie B-Taylor (Advisor 2011-2014).

We are deeply saddened by the passing away of Valerie B-Taylor.
An author, performer, editor and community organizer, she was also a Founding Supporter of Surrey Muse, and served as its first Literary Advisor and the very first Host.
October 24 Gathering of Surrey Muse – Tribute to Valerie B-Taylor

Oct 6, 2014

Surrey Muse continues with the support of the City Centre library and all its employees, the work of our volunteers, and the light of our participants.

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