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Surrey Muse meets 5:30-8:30 pm every Fourth Friday of each month except December.

#COVID-19: Since March 2020, Surrey Muse presents a virtual gathering each month with a recorded program and a LIVE Watch Party on YouTube where it is later added to Surrey Muse channel. More on virtual gatherings is at the link below:
Virtual Gatherings

The following information pertains to the general structure of Surrey Muse gatherings in real life.

Three presenters (Author, Poet, Artist/Performer) use 20 minutes each. Each presentation is followed by 10 minutes of discussion/questions. A host cannot reduce/change time allocation. An online profile is posted at Surrey Muse People page for each presenter before the meeting. A Data Projector can be made available if needed. Microphone is not allowed. Photographs may be taken and/or videos may be made for our blog and Facebook pages. A permanent link will be added to Surrey Muse Sidebar in ‘Featured’ links for each presenter (please send yours if it’s not there). At this time, there is no honorarium for presenters.

CD/DVD/Book Signing
Another author/performer who has launched a book or a cd/dvd in the previous three months is invited to be available for Signing. The author/performer is introduced by the host to read for 10 minutes at the beginning of the meeting, and they will have a table to display/sign/sell any or all of their titles. This is an optional item of our program.

There can be two 10-minute breaks or one 15-minute break. A host can reduce the duration/number of breaks to make up for lost time.

Open Mic
35-40 minutes of Open Mic with 10 minutes for the Opener, and 3-5 minutes for each participant. A host can take no more than 5-7 minutes to make up for lost time. Begins with the Opener. Book Table provides the sign-up sheet. Open Mic presenters may be mentioned in event reports, may appear in photographs, videos and on our web page. Bring your poems, short fiction, creative prose, art, songs.

Book Table
All Presenters, Hosts and Participants can place their books, CDs, DVDs and art for sale at the Book Table without any cost.

Events are free
Donations are welcome and much needed.

#405 – City Centre Library
10350 University Drive
Surrey, BC V3T 4B8
(604) 598-7420

Surrey Muse Program is put in place twice a year: jan-june and july-nov. Invitations are sent 1-2 months in advance of the 6-month or the 5-month session. Our invitation lists are based on the feedback and recommendations from our public meetings, artists themselves, members of different cultural communities, Surrey Muse staff, advisers and other volunteers. Program is guided by our mandate.

If you would like to present as a feature or arrange a Book/CD/DVD Signing, please contact Surrey Muse with your profile at

To present on the Open Mic, you just have to show up at a meeting and introduce yourself to the Host.

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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