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:
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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:
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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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Program Video for May 22 Gathering of Surrey Muse now Available

The program video for May 22, 2020 virtual gathering of Surrey Muse is now available online at youTube, facebook, and on Surrey Muse webpage.

The video features presentations made by Author Cynthia Sharp, Poet Joanna Lilley, Performer Haytham Alhamaydeh, and Open Mic Opener Poet (SheLa) Nefertiti Morrison. Poet Heidi Greco, and Musicians Carine de Kinsame, & Enternet boy w. INRGD presented on the Open Mic. Featured art on poster by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904).

Mariam Zohra D., Art Director and the President of Surrey Muse, hosted the show and created the program video from prerecorded videos sent by the featured presenters.

Our next program will happen on June 26, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM(PT) on Surrey Muse Facebook page.
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More information
Virtual Gatherings
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Gatherings
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Program
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Featured Presenters
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Support our Projects
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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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Ali Kazimi – Surrey Muse

Ali Kazimi is a Toronto-based filmmaker and author who in 2019 became the first Indo-Canadian to receive the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. Prominent works include feature documentaries Narmada: A Valley Rises, Continuous Journey, and Random Acts of Legacy. Ali has also produced short and mid-length documentaries, experimental films and 3D media rt installations. His films have won more than thirty awards and honours around the world including the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political film, the Golden Gate Award and the Gold Conch for Best Documentary. He is the author of Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru – An Illustrated History (Douglas & McIntyre 2011) that became a finalist for both the 2012 Vancouver Book Award and 2013 BC Book Prizes. In 2019, the University of British Columbia conferred Ali with a honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Ali is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts at York University where he has been teaching since 2006 and has also served as Chair.

More about Ali
youtube.com
View one of his films
vimeo.com (Password: RAOL2016)
Contact Ali
ali.a.kazimi@gmail.com

At the February 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Ali will be the Featured Filmmaker via Skype from Toronto. More about the event is here: february-28-2020

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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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Veeno Dewan – Surrey Muse


Veeno Dewan is a writer, TV producer and filmmaker born in London UK who worked over fifteen years for the BBC and a few years for the independent TV broadcast industry before moving to Canada and settling in Surrey BC. In Canada he has worked for the CTV, Global and the CBC as a Producer and Director. Veeno’s articles have been published by various magazines and newspaper. A graduate of the Simon Fraser University’s Writers Studio, Veeno is working on his first novel, a family saga that spans four continents and a 100 years; and on a short story collection exploring the themes of migration, colonialism, identity, and the notions of home and belonging. Veeno also works as a communications specialist for the BC Government.

Visit Veeno’s facebook page
facebook.com/veeenodewan
Contact Veeno
veenodewan@gmail.com

At the July 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Veeno Dewan will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here: july-26-2019-gathering

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Support our Projects
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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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Arlene Bowman – Surrey Muse

Arlene Bowman is a Dine’ filmmaker who shoots still photographs, performs open mic, sings, and choreographs modern dance-jazz. Her films and videos include: Locked Doors (4 min. song poem video, 2013), Illegal Anger (4 min. song poem video, 2011), The Graffiti‘ (30 min. experimental drama video, 2010), ‘Song Journey‘ (hour documentary video, 1994), Women and Men Are Good Dancers (5 min. video, 1994) and Navajo Talking Picture (40 min. color 16mm film, 1986). Long before Arlene became a filmmaker, she drew people’s faces and bodies in elementary school art classes. At 14, her interest changed to still photography, and in 1971 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Still Photography from San Francisco Art Institute. When she moved to Los Angeles in 1977, the still photography changed to filmmaking, and she obtained M.F.A. in film production at University of California-Los Angeles in 1986. Now settled in Vancouver, she continues to work on her Our Language project about Dine’ & Na Dene languages. She is now working to apply for production funding for Our Language documentary, to produce-write Tourquoise Sun in LA, a feature drama, a documentary-animation about coho salmon, and to create an Indigenous Woman Filmmakers’ Tourquoise Filmmaker Conference and a non-profit organization for low income and Indigenous filmmakers.

Visit Arlene’s homepage
visualeye.wordpress.com
Contact Arlene via Surrey Muse
surrey.muse@gmail.com

At the April 23, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Arlene will be the Featured Filmmaker. More about the event is here: friday-april-23-2021/

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Virtual gatherings
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Support our Projects
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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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