Call for Submissions – Surrey Muse Open Mic

‘The Explorers’ by Aaron Pacquette

To participate in a Surrey Muse Open Mic session, arrive at the City Centre branch of Surrey Libraries 10 minutes ahead of time, and add your name to the Open Mic Presentations List located at the reception table of Room 418 (and Room 405 in February 2023). Each presenter gets 3-5 minutes to present their poetry, fiction, nonfiction, music and visual art. You can only present your own work.

Out of town presenters are welcome to send a 3-5 minute audio or video recording of their work before the 15th of a month. It’ll be viewed at the gathering.

Both in-person and recorded presentations will be included in the Program Video that will be recorded during the tn-person event, and it’ll later be added to Surrey Muse channel on YouTube.

Send : An original audio or video recording of your own creative work.
Duration : 3-5 minutes
Dateline : Before the 15th 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’ (‘Jan 2023’), and send it to the two email addresses below:

Please note
Surrey Muse gatherings now take place on the Fourth Saturday of each month except December. View earlier programs:

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.

Each gathering features five guest presenters, an author, a poet, an artist/performer, and two across genre emerging artists. The Open Mic Session happens at the end of the program. More about the gatherings:

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At this time, we do not offer honorarium for Open Mic presentations.

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