Surrey Muse is an inclusive space 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 diverse communities.
The group meets on the fourth Friday of each month except December. Each gathering features an author, a poet and an artist/performer 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, and that became its permanent venue. View posters from then to now: surreymuse.wordpress.com/posters
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, use the Recommendations form below or better still, drop by at one of our gatherings.
We are grateful to:
Cultural Grants program, the City of Surrey for funding Surrey Muse for the years 2019 and 2020
Surrey Libraries for supporting Surrey Muse gatherings since 2011
Canada India Education Society for donations to individual events
Author Susan Creen for donations to organizing efforts
Fauzia Rafique, Coordinator/Webmaster
Mariam Zohra D., Art Director/Videomaker
Sana Janjua, Member At Large
Randeep Purwall, Legal Advisor/Treasurer
Helga Parekh, Event Organizer
Alex Macilwain, Event Organizer
Joanne Arnott (since 2011)
SheLa Nefertiti Morrison (since 2015)
Manolis Aligizakis, Literary Adviser (2015-2018)
Sonja Grgar, Media Coordinator (2018-2019)
Sonja Grgar, Media Rep/Treasurer (2012-2018)
Helga Parekh, Event Co-Organizer (2012-2018)
Valerie B-Taylor, Literary Adviser (2011-2014)
Sana Janjua and Fauzia Rafique with Randeep Purewall, Mariam Zohra D., and, Valerie B-Taylor as our first Literary Adviser.
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.
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
Surrey Muse is a project of
Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS)
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