Program

Session 15: January-June 2019
Session 14: July – November 2018
Session 13: January – June 2018
Session 12: July – November 2017
Session 11: January – June 2017
Session 10: July – November 2016
Session 9: January – June 2016
Session 8: July – November 2015
Session 7: January – June 2015
Session 6: July – November 2014
Session 5: January – June 2014
Session 4: July – November 2013
Session 3: January – June 2013
Session 2: July – November 2012
Session 1: November 2011 – June 2012
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Session 15
January-June 2019

Jan 25
Author Malcolm Van Delst
Poet Craig Wilson Ruttle
Performer Shahid Mirza (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Veeno Dewan
Host David Macilwain

Feb 22
Author Wanda J. Kehewin
Poet Rob Taylor
Performer Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Isabella Wang
Host Helga Parekh

March 22
Author Cathleen With
Poet Manolis
Performer Roger O’witz (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Host Fauzia Rafique

Apr 26
Author John Michael Koffi
Poet Raoul Fernandez
Performer Mariam Zohra
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos (uc)
Host Sonja Grgar

May 24
Author Rahat Kurd
Poet Kevin Spenst
Performer Jovian Radheshwar
Open Mic Opener Sonja Grgar
Host Mariam Zohra

June 28
Author Shashi Bhat
Poet Lozan Yamolky
Performer Saroop Soofi
Open Mic Opener Val Parks
Host Randeep Purewall
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Session 14
July – November 2018

Nov 23
Poet Keith Garebian
Featured Booksigning Author Heidi Greco
Open Mic Opener (SheLa) Nefertiti Morrison
Celebration 7th Anniversary of Surrey Muse, Extended Open Mic
Featured Art by Christi Belcourt
Host Mariam Zohra

Oct 26
Author Fauzia Rafique
Poet Jónína Kirton
Performer Larry Nicholson
Open Mic Opener Katheren Szabo
Booksigning Author Craig Wilson Ruttle
Featured Art by Christi Belcourt
Host Sonja Grgar

Sept 28
Author Malcolm van Delst
Poet Wil George
Performer Endangered Species
Open Mic Opener Saroop Soofi
Booksigning Author Shazia Hafiz Ramji
Featured Art by Christi Belcourt
Host David Macilwain

Aug 24
Author Yilin Wang
Poet Aidan Chaffe
Performer Tony Morris (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Mandeep Wirk
Booksigning Author Alan Hill
Featured Art by Christi Belcourt
Host Mariam Zohra D.

July 27
Author Sultan Somjee
Poet Christopher Levenson
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Booksigning Author Manolis
Featured Art by Christi Belcourt
Host Helga Parekh
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Session 13
January – June 2018

June 22, 2018
Author Susan Crean
Poet Ashok Bhargava
Performer Peter Daniels
Open Mic Opener Sana Janjua
Booksigning Author Ibrahim Honjo
Featured Art by Risham Syed
Host Mariam Zohra

May 25, 2018
Author Tariq Malik
Poet Betsy Warland
Performer Arlene Bowman
Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Featured Art by Diwan Manna
Host Fauzia Rafique

April 27, 2018
Author Joan B. Flood
Poet Lozan Yamolky
Performer Marcy Angeles: TVOD & Western Obsidian (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Sonja Grgar
Featured Art by annie ross
Host Alex Macilwain

March 23, 2018
Author Shashi Bhat
Poet Lee Maracle (via Skype)
Performer T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss
Open Mic Opener Fauzia Rafique
Booksigning Author Aidan Chafe
Featured Art by Christi Belcourt
Host Helga Parekh

Februaru 23, 2018
Author Lydia Kwa
Poet Raul Gatica
Performer Sherry Duggal
Open Mic Opener Mariam Zohra
Booksigning Author Ashok Bhargava
Featured art by Raghavendra Rao K.V.
Host Sonja Grgar
This gathering was cancelled due to weather conditions

January 26, 2018
Author Joy Haskell
Poet annie ross
Performer Aandaano
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Booksigning Author Pamela Bentley
Featured Art by Astarte23
Host Sana Janjua
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Session 12
July – November 2017

November 24, 2017, 6th anniversary of Surrey Muse
Author Anthony Dalton
Poet Idrian Burgos
Performer Mariam Zohra
Open Mic Opener Joy Haskell
Booksigning Author Joan B. Flood
Featured art by Rob Zeer
Host Fauzia Rafique

October 27, 2017
Author Chloe Cocking
Poet Lozan Yamolky
Performer Sonja Grgar
Open Mic Opener Valerie Parks
Featured art by Rob Zeer
Host Mariam Zohra
(Chloe Cocking in place of N.K. Johal)

September 22, 2017
Author Stephen Brennan
Poet Wanda John-Kehewin
Performer Kat Wahamaa
Open Mic Opener Parabjot K. Singh
Featured Art by Rob Zeer
Host Sonja Grgar

August 25, 2017
Author Patricia A. Donahue
Poet Ghia Aweida
Performer Lilija Valis & Musician Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Booksigning Author Ken Westdorp
Featured art by Rob Zeer
Host Alex Macilwain

July 28, 2017
Author (SheLa E.) Nefertiti Morrison
Poet Mohamad Kebbewar
Performer Ajay Bhardwaj
Open Mic Opener Malcolm van Delst
Featured art by Rob Zeer
Host Sana Janjua
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Session 11
January – June 2017

June 23, 2017
Author Taryn Hubbard
Poet Lakshmi Gill
Performer Mariam Zohra
Open Mic Opener Malik Mohamed
BookSigning Author Heidi Greco
Featured Art by Shehan Madawela
Host Sonja Grgar

May 26, 2017
Author Alan Girling
Poet Fiona Tinwei Lam
Performer Yvette Dudley-Neuman
Open Mic Opener Katheren Szabo
BookSigning Author Sylvia Taylor
Featured Art by Shahid Mirza
Host Mariam Zohra

April 28, 2017
Author Margo Prentice
Poet dn simmers
Performer Sonja Grgar
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Featured Art by Navpreet Kaur
BookSigning Author Kevin Taylor
Host Alex Macilwain

March 24, 2017
Author Ruth Kozak
Poet Joìniìna Kirton
Performer Sherry Duggal
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
BookSigning Author N. K. Johel
Featured art by Akram Varraich
Host Sana Janjua

February 24, 2017
Author Nasreen Pejvack
Poet Alan Hill
Performer Mustapha Makhdoom
Open Mic Opener Mohamad Kebbewar
BookSigning Author Patricia A. Donahue
Featured Art by Ed Kuris
Host Helga Parekh

January 27, 2017
Author LP Wallinger
Poet Manolis
Performer Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Host Fauzia Rafique
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Session 10
July – November 2016

November 25, 2016
Author Farah Tejani
Poet Betsy Warland
5th Anniversary Extended Open Mic Sonja Grgar, Sana Janjua, Parabjot Kaur, Manolis, Magnus, Malik Mohamed, LP Wallinger, Lozan Yamolky
Open Mic Opener Nayden Pollasari
Booksigning Author Fauzia Rafique
Host Mariam Zohra D

October 28, 2016
Author Lydia Kwa
Poet Kyle McKillop
Performer Celeste Snowber
Open Mic Opener Janene White
BookSigning Author Arushi Raina
Host Sonja Grgar

September 23, 2016
Author Trudy M. Davies
Poet Edward Blodgett
Performer Steve Thompson (Magnus)
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
BookSigning Author Lozan Yamolky
Host Fauzia Rafique

August 26, 2016
Author Julian Worker
Poet Raoul Fernandes
Performer Young Scholar
Open Mic Opener Kevin Taylor
Host Helga Parekh

July 22, 2016
Author Virginia Gillespie
Poet Joanne Arnott
Performer Imtiaz Popat
Open Mic Opener Ghia Aweida
Booksigning Author Mariam Zohra D
Host Sonja Grgar
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Session 9
January – June 2016

June 24, 2016
Author Fauzia Rafique
Poet Pamela Bentley
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Ashok Bhargava
BookSigning Author Patrick Blennerhassett
Host Mariam Zohra

May 27, 2016
Author Judy MacInnes
Poet Cecily Nicholson
Performer Mariam Zohra D.
Open Mic Opener L. P. Wallinger
BookSigning Author Timothy Shay
Host Alex Macilwain
(Cecily Nicholson in place of Manolis, Liam Wallinger in place of Cecily Nicholson)

April 22, 2016
Author Jennifer Manuel
Poet Renee Saklikar, Poet Laureate, Surrey
Performer Pasi Gunguwo
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
BookSigning Author Winona Linn
Host Sonja Grgar
(Winona Linn in place of Marshall Shumba. Winona was unable to attend.)

March 18, 2016*
Author Gomathy Puri
Poet Heidi Greco
Performer Tim Mar
Open Mic Opener Timothy Shay
BookSigning Author Betsy Warland (in absentia)
Host Helga Parekh
(Tim Mar in place of Enrico Renz)
Please note: We’ll meet on the Third Friday of March. The Fourth is Good Friday, and the library is closed.*

February 26, 2016
Author Rose Seiler Scott
Poet Bonnie Nish
Performer Sonja Grgar
Open Mic Opener Manolis
BookSigning Author Nasreen Pejvack
Host Sana Janjua
(Sana Janjua in place of Helga Parekh)

January 22, 2016
Author Taryn Hubbard
Poet Connor Doyle
Discussion on upcoming Surrey Muse Projects
Open Mic Opener Ajmer Rode
Host Randeep Purewall
(Discussion on upcoming Surrey Muse Projects in place of Performer Joseph A. Dandurand, Fauzia Rafique in place of Host Randeep Purewall)


Session 8
July – November 2015

November 27, 2015
Author Janet Fretter
Poet SheLa Nefertiti Morrison
Performer Larry Nicholson
Open Mic Opener Kyle McKillop
Booksigning Author Lucas Crawford
Host David Macilwain

October 23, 2015
Author Isaac Yuen
Poet Bonnie Quan Symons
Performer Jillian Christmas
Open Mic Opener Manolis
Host Fauzia Rafique
(Manolis in place of Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall, Fauzia Rafique in place of Host Sonja Grgar)

September 25, 2015
Maureen Butler
Poet Irfan Malik
Performer RC Weslowsky
Open Mic Opener Katherine Wagner
Hosts Sana Janjua and Sonja Grgar
(Extended discussion in place of Author Maureen Butler. Sana Janjua and Sonja Grgar in place of Host Mariam Zohra.)
This gathering was sponsored by Dhahan Prize for Punjabi Literature and Uddari Weblog

August 28, 2015
Begins with a tribute to Ed Griffin (1937-2015)
Author David Burnell
Poet Lucas Crawford
Performer Mariam Zohra
Open Mic Opener Fauzia Rafique
Booksigning Author Rose Scott
Host Sana Janjua

July 24, 2015
Author Ruth Kozak
Poet Donald Neil Simmers
Performer Nayden
Open Mic Opener Ghia Aweida
Host Helga Parekh
(Nayden in place of Performer Sana Janjua)
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Session 7
January – June 2015

June 26, 2015
Author Juliane Okot Bitek
Poet Pamela Bentley
Performers Let It Pass
Open Mic Opener Mariam Zohra
Host David Macilwain
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May 22, 2015
Author Larry Nicholson
Poet Carol Shillibeer
Performer Tim Mar
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Booksigning Author Jonina Lynn Kirton
Host Sonja Grgar
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April 24, 2015
Author Christine Grimard
Poet Alan Girling
Performer Hasham Nasir
Open Mic Opener Rita Wong
Booksigning Author Deborah L. Kelly
Host Helga Parekh
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March 27, 2015
Author Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Poet Ibrahim Honjo
Performer Poul Bech
Open Mic Opener SheLa Nefertiti Morrison
Booksigning Author Manolis
Host Randeep Purewall
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February 27, 2015
Author Dennis E. Bolen
Poet Phinder Dulai
Performers Carol Sawyer & Clyde Reed
Open Mic Opener Summer Pervez
Booksigning Author Ruth Kozak
Host Mariam Zohra
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January 23, 2015
Author Sylvia Taylor
Author/Performer Gomathy Puri
Open Mic Opener George Chris Michas
Host Sana Janua
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Amazing first gathering of the year. Four out of five people couldn’t make it(!), but it was still as vibrant and inspiring an experience as ever.
(Gomathy Puri in place of Poet Lorna Goodison and Performer Tom oleman, George Chris Michas in place of Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall, Sana Janjua in place of Host Sonja Grgar.)

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Session 6
July – November 2014

November 28, 2014
The Third Anniversary Extended Open Mic.
Featured Presenters Ghia Aweida, Pamela Bentley, Sonja Grgar, Alan Hill, Ibrahim Honjo, Sana Janjua, Franci Louanne, Jonina Lynn Kirton, Manolis, Helga Parekh, Randeep Purewall, Fauzia Rafique
Host Mariam Zohra
Download PDF Poster

October 24, 2014
Tribute to Valerie B-Taylor, Literary Advisor to Surrey Muse
Author Antonia Levi
Poet Frances Cabahug
Performer Mariam Zohra D.
Open mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Readings from the works of Valerie B-Taylor
Host Helga Parekh
Download PDF Poster

September 26, 2014
Author Sadhu Binning
Poet Lydia Kwa
Performer Lavana La Brey
Open mic Opener Mariam Zohra D.
Booksigning Author Ghia Aweida
Host Sonja Grgar
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August 22, 2014
Author Tiberia Pacheco
Poet Sonja Grgar
Performers Lilija, Enrico, Lauren
Open mic Opener Helga Parekh
CD Launch/Signing Lilija & the Secret Messengers
Host Kevin Taylor
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July 25, 2014
Author Tariq Malik
Poet Joanne Arnott
Performer Sherry Duggal
Open mic Opener Sonja Grgar
Booksigning Author Marim Zohra Durrani
Host Randeep Purewall
Download PDF Poster

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Session 5
January – June 2014

June 27, 2014
Author Fauzia Rafique
Poets Alan Hill & Candice James
Performer Storma Sire
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Booksigning Author Ghia Aweida
Host Mahtab Janjua
(Mahtab Janjua in place of Host Sana Janjua)

May 23, 2014
Author Eileen Kernaghan
Poet Russell Wallace
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Sonja Grgar
Host Mariam Zohra
(Sonja Grgar in place of Open Mic Opener Jo Martinez)

April 25, 2014
Author Chloe Cocking
Poet Ashok Bhargava
Performer Sylvia Grace Borda
Open Mic Opener Janene White
Host Manolis
(Manolis in place of Host Valerie B. Taylor, Chloe Cocking in place of Author Julian Worker)

March 28, 2014
Author Julian Worker
Poet Kevin Spenst
Musician Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Ghia Aweida
Booksigning Author Kevin Taylor
Host Helga Parekh
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February 28, 2014
Author Martha Roth
Poet Fiona Lam
Performer Summer Pervez
Open Mic Opener Jen Ryan
Booksigning Authors Alan Hill & Candice James
Host Sonja Grgar
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January 24, 2014
Featured Author Jean Pierre Makosso
Featured Poet Wanda John-Kehewin
Open Mic Opener Yvette Makosso
Booksigning Author David Burnell
Host Randeep Purewall
(David Burnell in place of Dreadnaught, Yvette Makosso in place of Veeno Dewan.)
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Session 4
July – November 2013

November 22, 2013
The Second Anniversary Celebration
Extended Open Mic. Session
Host Sana Janjua
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October 25, 2013
Featured Author Lenore Rowntree
Featured Poet Joy Russell
Featured Performer Sonja Grgar
Open Mic Opener Rashimi Abeyeskera
Booksigning Author Bonnie Nish
Host Helga Parekh
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(Surrey Muse team presented poems in place of Booksigning Author Bonnie Nish)

September 27, 2013
Author Julian Worker
Poet Diego Bastiannutti
Performer Sam Migliore
Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Host Sonja Grgar
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August 23, 2013
Author Robert Pepper-Smith
Poet Kevan Anthony Cameron ‘Scruffmouth’
Filmmaker Kagan Goh
Open-Mic Opener Dharini Abeyeskera
Host Mariam Zohra
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July 26, 2013
Author Siobhan ‘Mama says’ Barker
Poet Kat Norris
Performer Daksh Kubba
Open Mic Opener Helga parekh
eBook Launching Author Fauzia Rafique
Host Randeep Purewall
Download PDF Poster
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Session 3
January – June 2013
June 28, 2013
Author Lydia Kwa
Poet Surjeet Kalsey
Visual Artist Michelle Sylliboy
Open Mic Opener Jo Martinez
Host Timothy Shay
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May 24, 2013
Author Colleen Cross
Joanne Arnott
Poet/Performer Larry Nicholson
Open Mic Opener Wanda John-Kehewin
Host Sana Janjua
Download PDF Poster
(Colleen Cross in place of Author Sadhu Binning)

April 26, 2013
Author Jonina Kirton
Poet Sonja Grgar
Dancer Arno Kamolika
Open Mic Opener Jennifer Ryan
Host Valerie B-Taylor
Download PDF Poster
(Jonina Kirton in place of Author Martha Roth)

March 22, 2013
Author Pam Bentley
Poet Ariadne Sawyer
Multimedia Artist Cease Wyss
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Booksigning Author Craig Bowlsby
Host Mariam Zohra
PDF Poster

February 22, 2013
Author Lucia Monica Gorea
Poet Ajmer Rode
Musician Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Tim Mar
Jewelry Artist Surinder Anand
Host Sonja Grgar
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(Nadya Dulai & friends in place of Performer Enrico Renz. Tim Mar in place of Open Mic Opener Nadya Dulai)

January 25, 2013
Author Fauzia Rafique
Poet Hari Alurri
Musician Tim Mar
Open mic opener Val Mossop
Host Randeep Purewall
Download PDF Poster
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Session 2
July – November 2012

November 23, 2012
The First Anniversary Celebration & Pot Luck Party
Report on Surrey Muse & Extended Open Mic
Open Mic Opener Sana Janjua
Host Valerie B-Taylor
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(Extended Open Mic in place of Poet Bonnie Nish and Author Fauzia Rafique. Sana Janjua in place of Open Mic Opener Nadya Dulai)

October 26, 2012
Author Cecily Nicholson
Poet Ashok Bhargava
Performer Mariam Zohra
Open Mic Opener Jo Martinez
Host Sonja Grgar
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September 28, 2012
Author Antonia Levi
Poet Larissa Lai
Performer Julian Worker
Open Mic Opener Phinder Dulai
Book Signing Authors C.J. Cutayne & Sylvia Taylor
Host Sana Janjua
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(Antonia Levi in place of Author Cecily Nicholson. Julian Worker in place of Performer Summer Pervez)

August 24, 2012
Author Sylvia Taylor
Poet Jason Sunder
Actor Ushna Shah
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
BookSigning Author David Burnell
Host Mariam Zohra
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July 27, 2012
Author Joanne Arnott
Poet Franci Louann
Filmmaker Hari Alluri
Open Mic Opener Timothy Shay
BookSigning Author Gomathy Puri
Host Randeep Purewall
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Session 1
November 2011 – June 2012

June 22, 2012
Author Lydia Kwa
Poet Mariam Zohra Durrani
Photographer Janet Kvammen
BookSigning Author Manolis
Open Mic opener & Host Fauzia Rafique
Download PDF Poster
(Fauzia Rafique in place of Open Mic opener Summer Pervez)

May 25, 2012
Author Tariq Malik
Poet Valerie Parks
Performer LA Burgess
Open Mic opens with Summer Pervez
Book Signing Susan Steudel
Host Phinder Dulai
Download PDF Poster
‘May 25 Surrey Muse Report’ by Randeep Purewall

April 27, 2012
Author Gomathy Puri
Poet Daniela Elza
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic opener Sonja Grgar
BookSigning Author Daniela Elza
Host Manolis
Download PDF Poster
April 27 Gathering of Surrey Muse – Report by Sonja Grgar
(Daniela Elza in place of Poet Bonnie Nish)

March 23, 2012
Author Betsy Warland
Poet Phinder Dulai
Musician Enrico Renz
Open Mic opener Mariam Zohra
BookSigning Author Franci Louann
Host Sana Janjua
March 23 Surrey Muse – Report by Sonja Grgar
(Enrico Renz in place of Painter Kate Sully)

February 24, 2012
Author Ben Nuttal Smith
Poet Candice James
Actor/Director Tabatha Visutskie
Open Mic opens with Jason Sunder
BookSigning Author Ibrahim Honjo
Host Mariam Zohra
Download PDF Poster
‘February 24 Surrey Muse’ by Sonja Grgar

January 27, 2012
Author Margo Bates
Poet Timothy Shay
Filmmaker Alison Richards
BookSigning Author Ashok Bhargava
Open Mic opener Valerie B.-Taylor
Host Randeep Purewall
Download PDF Poster
Report: About the Second Gathering of Surrey Muse

Nov 25, 2011
Author Susan Crean
Poet Manolis
Performer Sana Janjua
Host Valerie B.-Taylor
Download PDF Poster
Short note about the meeting

Surrey Muse program is put together twice a year for two sessions, January-June and July November. Participants are invited based on a Recommendations List where names and email addresses are collected throughout the year.

Selections for each session invitations are made according to the order in which recommendations were received, the following guidelines modify it to meet our mandate of diversity, representation and voice.
Each session program brings 70-75% new (or new to Surrey Muse) features.
No one is invited to be a feature in the same year, in the same discipline.
Open Mic Openers come from all levels of experience, beginners in their art or fully established.
Hosts are always members of Surrey Muse core organizing group.
Preference is given to core group members and authors/artists who are launching new titles or media.

To be on Surrey Muse Recommendations List, send us an email message at:
surrey.muse@gmail.com
Or use the online form
recommendations

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on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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