Call for Submissions – Surrey Muse Open Mic

‘The Explorers’ by Aaron Pacquette

To participate in a Surrey Muse Open Mic session, arrive at the City Centre branch of Surrey Libraries 10 minutes ahead of time, and add your name to the Open Mic Presentations List located at the reception table of Room 418 (and Room 405 in February 2023). Each presenter gets 3-5 minutes to present their poetry, fiction, nonfiction, music and visual art. You can only present your own work.

Out of town presenters are welcome to send a 3-5 minute audio or video recording of their work before the 15th of a month. It’ll be viewed at the gathering.

Both in-person and recorded presentations will be included in the Program Video that will be recorded during the tn-person event, and it’ll later be added to Surrey Muse channel on YouTube.

Send : An original audio or video recording of your own creative work.
Duration : 3-5 minutes
Dateline : Before the 15th 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’ (‘Jan 2023’), and send it to the two email addresses below:

Please note
Surrey Muse gatherings now take place on the Fourth Saturday of each month except December. View earlier programs:

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.

Each gathering features five guest presenters, an author, a poet, an artist/performer, and two across genre emerging artists. The Open Mic Session happens at the end of the program. More about the gatherings:

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

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Call for Submissions – Surrey Muse Open Mic Session June 2020

Surrey Muse Arts society (SMAS) is delighted to invite authors, poets, performers, painters, artists to participate in the Open Mic session of the June 26 virtual gathering of Surrey Muse.

Your contribution will be added to the pre-recorded Program Video of the Fourth Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse. View earlier program videos on YouTube:

The Gathering will happen on June 26, 5:30-7:30 PM (PT) where the Program video will be released in a LIVE Watch Party on Facebook at:

Send us a 3-5 minute video (mp4, mov), audio (mp3, wav, aiff), or text file (any doc, 12pt Times New Roman) featuring your work. Add a 50-word introduction of yourself, and a link to your website or blog.

Surrey Muse Open Mic presents art in any form. Send us poems, stories, memoir, creative prose; songs, instrumentals; a tour of your paintings, sculptures, ceramics; short films, monologues, skits, or any other form of your art.

The language of expression at Surrey Muse is English but you are welcome to present in another language. if so, please add the English translation of the work.

Send submissions to

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‘Call for Submissions – Surrey Muse Open Mic Session June 2020’

Audio and Text files : June 12, 2020
Video files : June 16, 2020

‘Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS) is committed to inclusivity and equality, and wishes to create opportunities for everyone in the arts communities regardless of race, ethnicity, social or economic status, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or any other similarly restrictive category.’ Submissions that offend our mandate or objectives will not be accepted.

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Tony Morris – Surrey Muse

Portrait by Stan Magendanz

Tony Morris is an academic psychologist turned musician who has in the last three years created 400 tracks on Soundcloud. Many of his tracks have been played on radio stations throughout Europe and by DJs across Europe at club events. He anchors a monthly radio show on 199Radio where he interviews musicians involved in the Glasgow Underground Electronic music scene. Tony describes his music as ‘the deconstruction of the concept of a song using distorted vocals and electronic accompaniment‘. He has collaborated with many musicians including Stanmagendanz and Simon Irvine in Australia, Alfonso Llorente Sardi in Columbia, Gwen Pettigrew in Wales, Darryl Lucas in England, Mu in Scotland, Patrick Shand in Glasgow, Muterial in England, Robert Knote in Germany, Les Rollins USA. One of Tony’s ‘very favorite’ collaborators is Mariam Zohra (and ‘PYRUVICACID’ who made a youTube video of one their songs: Tony is a Member of the British Psychological Society and a founder member of its History and Philosophy Section. Over the last 4 decades he has been a teacher, lecturer, accountant, taxi driver and nowadays a full time daydreamer. At the moment his obsession is to improve the quality of sound in his work.

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At the August 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Tony will be our Featured Performer via Skype from Glasgow, UK. More information about the event is here:

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Surrey Muse 6-Month Program – January to June 2015

We are excited to have this amazing lineup for the 7th Session of Surrey Muse.

Surrey Muse Session 7
January 2015 – June 2015

January 23
Author Sylvia Taylor
Poet Lorna Goodison
Performer Tom Oleman
Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Host Sonja Grgar

February 27
Author Dennis E. Bolen
Poet Phinder Dulai
Performer Carol Sawyer
Open Mic Opener Summer Pervez
Host Mariam Zohra

March 27
Author Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Poet Ibrahim Honjo
Performer Poul Bech
Open Mic Opener Nefertiti
Host Randeep Purewall

April 24
Author Christine Grimard
Poet Alan Girling
Performer Hasham Nasir
Open Mic Opener Rita Wong
Host Helga Parekh

May 22
Author Larry Nicholson
Poet Carol Shillibeer
Performer Tim Mar
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Host Sana Janjua

June 26
Author Juliane Okot Bitel
Poet Pamela Bentley
Performer Let It Pass (DVD)
Open Mic Opener TBA
Host David Macilwain

All updates to this program will be posted at the Program page below

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Dreadnaught – Surrey Muse


Also known as Adeel Tahir Shah, Dreadnaught is a musician and producer. Born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Pakistan and Canada, he currently lives in Vancouver.

As a producer, Dreadnaught specializes in electronic music and was signed to Forever South, one of the major labels in electronic music in Pakistan. He has performed at raves, produced tracks for his and others’ bands and has released two albums Coincidences and Illusions and Tahir. Since moving to Vancouver, Dreadnaught has formed a funk rock band called Mosiqee. He writes his own music too and has played bass with Grey Audio and other bands.

His musical inspirations include psychedelic and progressive rock bands such as Rush, Gensis, Pink Flloyd and Led Zeppelin and Pakistani electronica artists like Treehouse, Dynoman, Alien Panda Jury, Smax and Dalt Wisney. He is currently studying sound production at the Vancouver Film School.


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