Call for Submissions – Surrey Muse Open Mic

‘The Explorers’ by Aaron Pacquette

Surrey Muse went digital in March 2020, and with it, the reach of our cross-genre Open Mic session has widened. We welcome this development by inviting submissions from anywhere in the world.

Guidelines
Send : An original audio or video recording of your own creative work (poems, stories, memoir, nonfiction, songs, skits, dance, art works, any form of art).
Duration : 3-5 minutes
Dateline : Before the Third Friday of each Month
Also : Add your name, web page, and title of your work/s to your email message.
How : Attach your audio or video file to your email message with Subject Line ‘Open Mic Submission: Month/Year’ (‘Nov/2020’), and send it to the two email addresses below:
tariqat@gmail.com
surrey.muse@gmail.com

Please note
Surrey Muse gatherings take place on the Fourth Friday of each month except December. View earlier programs:
surreymuse.wordpress.com/program

Surrey Muse uses English as its primary language. If you express your art in another language, you are welcome to present the original followed by its English translation.

Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS) is mandated to inclusivity and equality. Your work must not contain prejudice based on race, ethnicity, social or economic status, gender, disability, sexuality, religion, or any other similarly abusive category.
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Each gathering features four guest presenters, an author, a poet, an artist/performer, and an open Mic Opener (across genre). Your presentation will be a part of the Open Mic Session that happens at the end of the program. More about the gatherings:
surreymuse.wordpress.com/meetings

The curated videos are housed at YouTube from where they are shared to Surrey Muse Web page, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. View Program Videos, and SUBSCRIBE to our channel:
youtube.com/channel/UCZbc4p_Z7H0powudI18ePhg

At this time, we do not offer honorarium for Open Mic presentations.

Any questions? Send us a message at:
surrey.muse@gmail.com

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Support our Projects
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Surrey Muse Writers
Women Who Named the Unnamed

Contact
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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.

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Yong Nan Kim – Surrey Muse

Yong Nan Kim is a writer, poet and storyteller who also writes Korean folktales and ghost stories for her daughter and seven nieces and nephews. Her memoir titled ‘My Year Without Books’, a work in progress, is a collection of poems about a Korean child’s coming-of-age in Paraguay and Brazil in the 1970s and 1980s. She’s a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. Yong has worked as a translator, interpreter and lecturer in linguistics, translation and interpretation in the US and Canada. When not reading while walking, she likes to hike, snowshoe and learn new dance moves. Yong is a US/Canadian dual citizen who lives in Vancouver, BC.

More about Yong is here
extendedlearning.ubc.ca
Contact Yong
yrghim@gmail.com

At the October 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Yong will begin the Open Mic session. More information about the event is here: october-23-2020

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Support our Projects
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Contact
surrey.muse@gmail.com

Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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Alanna Edwards – Surrey Muse

Alanna Irene Edwards is an artist, videomaker and curator who currently works as an arts educator and Engagement Facilitator at Surrey Art Gallery. Through the use of humor, she explores themes of belonging, authenticity, and the everyday. Primarily working in sculpture and video, much of her work responds to how Indigenous people are looked at and consumed through pop culture, politics, and art. Alanna has a BA in Political Science and Women’s Studies from Simon Fraser University, a diploma in Fine Arts from Langara College, and she has completed her BFA with distinction at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Alanna is of Mi’gmaq and settler descent occupying, living, and working on unceded Coast Salish territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ Nations when in Vancouver, and Nations including the q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓, q̓ic̓əy̓, and Semiahma when in Surrey. *she/her

More about Alanna is here
www.alannaedwards.com
Follow Alanna on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/freebleeding/
Contact Alanna
alanna@freebleed.com

At the October 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Alanna will be the Featured Performer. More information about the event is here: october-23-2020

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Support our Projects
Surrey Muse Writers
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Contact
surrey.muse@gmail.com

Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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The 8th Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday October 23 / 2020

98th Gathering

‘Let It Glow’ by Aaron Paquette. Poster designed by Mariam Zohra D.

LIVE Watch Party
Friday, September 25, 2020
5:30 -7:30 PM (PT)
Join us on YouTube
Surrey Muse Channel on YouTube

Featured Guests
Author Asel Omar
Poet Hari Alluri
Performer Alanna Edwards
Open Mic Opener Yong Nan Kim
Host Jovian Radheshwar

View previous program videos at
Surrey Muse YouTube channel

Free event
Donations welcome
Open Mic
(Via email, send 3-5 minute video or audio recording by October 15th.)

Updates will be posted here
Program
Videos will be posted here
surreymuse.wordpress.com/virtual/

More about the gatherings
Gatherings

‘LIKE’ us on FB
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Subscribe to our YouTube channel
youtube.com/channel/UCZbc4p_Z7H0powudI18ePhg

Support our Projects
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)
Surrey Muse Writers
Women Who Named the Unnamed

Contact
surrey.muse@gmail.com

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.

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Gunargie O’Sullivan – Surrey Muse

Gunargie Co hosts with Hereditary Chief Bill Wilson on Access TV

Gunargie O’Sullivan is a radio host, media producer, actress, and an arts organizer who was chosen in 2018 as the Radio Legend by National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA). In 2015, Gunargie taught at the first Women’s Media Camp in Denman Island and Comox BC, where she also hosted a two-hour live national broadcast from the Walking With Our Sisters exhibit presented by the K’omoks band. She also developed a national radio series called Resonating Reconciliation for Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission that resulted in 26 half-hour documentaries airing nationally on stations across the country. Gunargie envisioned and produced Red Jam Slam to raise the profile of aboriginal music in Canada through live performances and live local and national broadcasts. Serving on the CFRO Board she produced both news and artistic videos for community access television and other outlets. Gunargie paints, writes, and she is Mom to Nimkish Young Ing and Aisha O’Sullivan, and wife to Gary Olver.

More about Gunargie’s work
ncra.ca/resonating/documentaries
Follow Gunargie on Twitter
@GunargieO
Contact Gunargie
gunargieo@gmail.com

At the September 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Gunargie will be the Featured Performer. More on the event is here: september-25-2020

‘LIKE’ us on FB
facebook.com/pages/Surrey-Muse

Virtual gatherings
surreymuse.wordpress.com/virtual
Gatherings
surreymuse.wordpress.com/meetings
Program
surreymuse.wordpress.com/program

Support our Projects
Surrey Muse At Large (SMAL)
Surrey Muse Writers
Women Who Named the Unnamed

Contact
surrey.muse@gmail.com

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.

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