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

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

From January 2023, Surrey Muse will feature and give space to the winners of awards and distinctions of the five Surrey Muse Art & Literature Awards. 

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 home. 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 surrey.muse@gmail.com, use the Recommendations form below or better still, drop by at one of our gatherings.

Fauzia Rafique, Coordinator/Webmaster
Mariam Zohra D, Art Director/Media Producer
Sana Janjua, Member At Large
Michael Stark, Treasurer/Outreach

Literary Advisers
Joanne Arnott (since 2011)

Randeep Singh, Legal Advisor/Treasurer (2011-2022)
SheLa Nefertiti Morrison
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, Fauzia Rafique, Randeep Purewall, and 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 Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.


Funding Support

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.

Cultural Grants program, the City of Surrey for funding Surrey Muse since 2019

logo-surrey-librariesSurrey Libraries for supporting Surrey Muse gatherings since 2011

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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