The 29th Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday September 23 / 2022

119th Gathering

9-23-2022

Featured Artists

Author Janis Harper
Poet Charlene Kwiatkowski
Musician Siadic
Emerging Poet Tanmeet Kaur
Featured Art by Titus Kaphar
Host Jovian Radheshwar

LIVE Watch Party
Friday, September 23, 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 September 15th
Submission guidelines

Free event
Closed Captioned (cc)
Donations welcome

View previous program videos at
Surrey Muse YouTube channel

Updates will be posted here
Program
Videos will be posted here
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Support SMAS 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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The 28th Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday August 26 / 2022

118th Gathering

8-26-2022

Featured Artists

Author Matt Nagin
Poet Josephine LoRe
Musician Enrico Renz
Emerging Writer Angus Pratt
Featured Art by René Magritte
Host Mariam Zohra D

LIVE Watch Party
Friday, August 26, 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 August 15th
Submission guidelines

Free event
Closed Captioned (cc)
Donations welcome

View previous program videos at
Surrey Muse YouTube channel

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

More about the gatherings
Gatherings

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Support SMAS Projects
Surrey Muse Art & Literature Awards
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.

 

The 27th Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday July 22 / 2022

117th Gathering

7-22-2022

Featured Artists

Author Tāriq Malik
Poet Hari Alluri
Painter Candice James
Emerging Poet Jessica Lee McMillan
Featured Art by Mohsen Nouri Najafi
Host Jovian Radheshwar

LIVE Watch Party
Friday, June 24, 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 July 15th
Submission guidelines

Free event
Closed Captioned (cc)
Donations welcome

View previous program videos at
Surrey Muse YouTube channel

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

More about the gatherings
Gatherings

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Support SMAS Projects
Surrey Muse Art & Literature Awards
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.

 

Surrey Muse Program – July-November 2022

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Featured art by Gaelle Weissberg, Surrey Muse, March 2022

  

Session 22
July-November 2022

July 22
Author Tāriq Malik 
Poet Hari Alluri
Painter Candice James
Emerging Poet Jessica Lee McMillan
Host Jovian Radheshwar

August 26
Author Matt Nagin
Poet Josephine LoRe
Musician Enrico Renz
Emerging Writer Angus Pratt
Host Mariam Zohra D

September 23
Author Janis Harper
Poet Charlene Kwiatkowski
Musician Siadic
Emerging Poet Tanmeet Kaur
Host Jovian Radheshwar

October 28
Author Claudia Cornwall
Poet Heather Haley
Artist Liz Toohey-Wiese
Open Mic Opener Zofia Rose
Host Mariam Zohra D.

November 25
Author (fiction) Winner, Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction 2022
Musician Winner, Faith Nolan Award for Music 2022
Author (nonfiction) Winner, Susan Crean Award for Nonfiction 2022
Poet Winner, Vera Manuel Award for Poetry 2022
Visual Artist Winner, Norval Morrisseau Award for Visual Art 2022
Hosts Mariam Zohra D, Sana Janjua, Jovian Radheshwar

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participate in each gathering’s Open Mic Session.
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Updates to this program
Will be posted here
Program

Surrey Muse program is put together twice a year, in Nov/Dec for January-June session, and in May/June for July-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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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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Dhanmatie Singh – Surrey Muse

Dhanmatie Singh (also known as Dhana) is a painter, teacher and an activist of Guyanese descent. An art and chocolate junkie, she once painted a 50-foot-wide mural wrapped around a beach-themed restaurant. She paints the world as an activist and ally. Her creations are stark and direct, with vivid colours, a distinctive emotional appeal, and clear composition around intense themes such as the resilience of Indo-Caribbean women, violence against women, and post-colonial violence and resistance. As a teen, Dhanmatie felt restricted in her role as an Indo-Caribbean Canadian woman and dreamt of revolution. Seeking identity, she became deeply engaged in women’s rights and expressed that through art, writing, and public speaking. She joined Diva: A Quarterly Journal of Women of South Asian Origin in the early ‘90s, a grassroots organization in Toronto that created an alternate platform for feminist dialogue for women of colour that eventually became part of a worldwide wave of liberation to gaining an anti-oppression perspective within our human rights framework. The journal allowed her a voice where she made content-driven art pieces for articles, art for its aesthetic content, and painted posters for women’s conferences. She worked with Diva as part of the Editorial Collective and an Assistant Art Director. Now, Dhanmatie is a Social Service Worker, a third-year student at York University achieving her Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies degree, and an art instructor working within the vulnerable sector. Pre-pandemic, she joined the Jamaican Partnership with Seneca College to provide services to struggling marginalized communities in Kingston, Jamaica. Dozens of Dhanmatie’s beautiful, commission-based paintings have been sold since her days at Diva. Revolution still stirs frequently in her heart.

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Contact Dhanmatie
dhana.hartman@gmail.com

At the June 24, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Dhanmatie will begin the Open Mic session. More about the event is here: friday-june-24

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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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