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. 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.

Surrey Muse is a project of Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS).

Support other SMAS Projects
Garden Plot reading Series
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)
Surrey Muse Writers
Pakistan’s Women Heroes

Mariam Zohra D., Art Director
Fauzia Rafique, Coordinator/Webmaster
Sana Janjua, Co-organizer

Literary Advisers
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.

We are deeply saddened by the passing away of Valerie B-Taylor (October 2014). A writer, 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

Funding Support
We are grateful to the Cultural Grants program of the City of Surrey for partially funding Surrey Muse for the year 2019.

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.

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