Surrey Muse Gathering – Saturday January 28 / 2023

121st Gathering

1-28-2023

Featured Artists

Author Marian Dodds
Poet Kevin Spenst
Artist Omokanye Adetona
Emerging Musician Hayley Verrall
Emerging Writer Veronika Gorlova
Featured Art by Omokanye Adetona
Host Mariam Zohra D

Saturday, January 28, 2023
1:00 – 4:00 PM (PT)
Room 418, City Centre branch, Surrey Libraries
10350 University Drive, Surrey BC V3T 4B8
Phone: (604) 598-7426

Open Mic submissions
Arrive 5 minutes before the event and sign up
Submission guidelines

Free & Wheelchair Accessible
Masks Recommended
Donations welcome

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Surrey Muse Program – January-May 2023

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Featured art by Shehan Madawela, Surrey Muse, April 2022

  Session 23
January-May 2023

January 28
Author Marian Dodds
Poet Kevin Spenst
Artist Omokanye Adetona
Emerging Musician Hayley Verrall
Emerging Writer Veronika Gorlova
Host Mariam Zohra D

February 25
Author Dorothy Palmer
Poet Manolis Aligizakis
Artist Kenzie Housego
Emerging Writer Diary Marif
Emerging Poet Hya Sheikh
Host Michael Stark

March 25
Author Cynthia Sharp
Poet Daniela Elza
Musician Tamar Haytayan
Emerging Poet Carol Neuman
Emerging Writer K.R. Byggdin
Host Sana Janjua

April 22
Author Anne Murphy
Poet Franz Seachel
Musician Myrtle Thomas
Emerging Writer Lucy E.M. Black
Emeging Poet Samantha Krilow
Host Michael Stark

May 27
Author Hasan Namir
Poet Wayde Compton
Musician Janel Rae
Emerging Poet Eimear Laffan
Emerging Artist Elyse Longair
Host Mariam Zohra D

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participate in each gathering’s Open Mic Session.
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Surrey Muse program is put together twice a year, in Nov/Dec for January-May session, and in May/June for June-November session. Dates are chosen by the participants through an invitation. Participants are invited from a recommendations list that stays open throughout the year. To recommend authors, poets and artist/performers to be featured at Surrey Muse, please use the online recommendations form.

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Shortlists – Surrey Muse Art & Literature Awards 2022

Surrey Muse Arts Society has announced the short and long lists for the five Surrey Muse Art & Literature Awards 2022. Below are the five Shortlist, in alphabetical order.

Shortlist

Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction 2022

‘Watching the Swans’ by Lucy E.M. Black, Port Perry ON

‘We Are Not Seahorses’ by K.R. Byggdin, Halifax NS

‘The Boy’ by Samantha Krilow, Surrey BC

‘Nightshade’ by Lynn Hutchinson Lee, Toronto ON

‘The Stoner Files’ by Cynthis Sharp, Vancouver BC

‘White Snow and Seven Dreams’ by Melissa Yuan-Innes, North Lancaster ON

View Longlist, Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction 2022

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Faith Nolan Award for Music 2022

Entry14 (1-800-Just-Don’t 2:56, Was I ever a kid? 2:40) by Terez Goulet, Calgary AB  

Entry5 (Adam: What I learned at School 7:53) by Janel Rae, Toronto ON

Entry7 (Answer me 3:25, Nellie 1:21, Hooks: 4:66) by Janel Rae, Toronto ON

Entry4 (Boring People 3:32, Cry Like A Flood 3:11) by Ben Sures, Edmonton AB

Entry18 (Tripping 7:06) by Myrtle Thomas, Montréal QC

Entry9 (Late Bloomer 3:13, Side of Small Town 2:54, Like You Mean It 3:39) by Hayley Verrall, Burlington ON

View the Longlist for the Faith Nolan Award for Music 2022

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Susan Crean Award for Nonfiction 2022

‘In the Ethiopian Context: Two Excerpts from a Memoir’ by Marian Dodds, Vancouver BC

‘A Letter for Lisa’ by Veronica Gorlova, Vancouver BC

‘My Mother’s Ghost’ by Claire Lawrence, Port Moody BC

‘My Rebellious Feet’ by Diary Marif, Vancouver BC

‘From an Old Hen With Plenty of Clucks Left to Give’ by Dorothy Palmer, Burlington ON

‘A Sexy Crip Manifesto’ by Seeley Quest, Halifax NS

View the Longlist for the Susan Crean Award for Nonfiction 2022

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Vera Manuel Award for Poetry 2022

‘Beneath the earth’ (When I say bend, hey, it’s just me) by Hari Alluri, New Westminster BC

‘Iney’ (Iney) by Imear Laffan, Nelson BC

‘Digressions from a Name’ (Digressions from a name) by Kyle Mckillop, Langley BC

‘bare and other poems’ (i tried to write a love poem) by Franz Seachel, Vancouver BC

‘My hand on the altar’ (my hand on the altar) by Cynthia Sharp, Vancouver BC

‘Poetry submissions’ (faces like ours) by Hya Sheikh, Scarborough ON

View the Longlist for Vera Manuel Award for Poetry 2022

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Norval Morrisseau Award for Visual Arts 2022

Entry10 by Omokanye Adetona, Toronto ON

Entry20 by Sena Cleave, Vancouver BC

Entry17 by Henritta Hall, Ottawa ON

Entry27 by Tamar Haytayan, Vancouver BC

Entry22 by Kenzie Housego, Calgary AB

Entry3 by Elyse Longair, Kingston ON

View the Longlist for Norval Morrisseau Award for Visual Arts 2022

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Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.

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The 30th Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday October 28 / 2022

120th Gathering

10-28-2022

Featured Artists

Author Claudia Cornwall
Poet Heather Haley
Artist Liz Toohey-Wiese
Emerging Musician Zofia Rose
Featured Art by Shahid Mirza
Host Mariam Zohra D

LIVE Watch Party
Friday, October 28, 2022
5:30 -7:00 PM (PT)
Join us at:
Surrey Muse Channel on YouTube

Open Mic submissions
Send 3-5 minute video/audio recordings via email by October 18th
Submission guidelines

Free event
Closed Captioned (cc)
Donations welcome

View previous program videos at
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Women Who Named the Unnamed

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen,
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Book Launch: ‘Exit Wounds’ by Tāriq Malik – Saturday October 22 / 2022

In-Person Event, Masks Recommended

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‘Exit Wounds’ by Tāriq Malik

Readings by the Author Tāriq Malik
Message from the Publisher Caitlin Press
Hosted by  Sana Janjua
Poster Designed by Mariam Zohra D
Organizational Support by Jovian Radheshwar

Join us
Saturday, October 22, 2022
2:30 – 4:00 PM (PT)
City Centre Branch, Surrey Libraries
Dr. Ambedkar Room (#418)
10350 University Drive, V3T 4B8
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Free event
Accessible
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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen,
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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