Surrey Muse Program July-November 2018

‘2016 – 2018 extinction portraits’
by annie ross
featured on April 2018 poster

Session 14
July-November 2018

July 27
Author Sultan Somjee
Poet Christopher Levenson
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Booksigning Author Manolis
Host Helga Parekh

Aug 24
Author Yilin Wang
Poet Aidan Chaffe
Performer Tony Morris (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Mandeep Wirk
Booksigning Author Alan Hill
Host Sana Janjua

Sept 28
Author Lydia Kwa
Poet Wil George
Performer Endangered Species
Open Mic Opener Saroop Soofi
Booksigning Author Susan Crean
Host Alex Macilwain

Oct 26
Author Fauzia Rafique
Poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Performer Larry Nicholson
Open Mic Opener Katheren Szabo
Booksigning Author Jónína Kirton
Host Sonja Grgar

Nov 23
Author Giles Slade
Poet Keith Garebian
Celebration 7th Anniversary of Surrey Muse
Open Mic Opener Nefertiti SheLah Morrison
Booksigning Author Heidi Greco
Host Mariam Zohra

Updates to this program
Will be posted below
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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 blind-picked by participants through an invitation. Participants are invited from a recommendations list that stays open throughout the year. To recommend authors, poets and performers to be featured at Surrey Muse, use the email address at the bottom of this post or try the online recommendations form

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on the unceded territories of the
Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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June 23 Gathering of Surrey Muse

61st Gathering

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

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 405 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Open Mic
Refreshments
Book Table
Free event
Donations welcome

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NEW! Featured Art on Surrey Muse posters
Surrey Muse Art Director Mariam Zohra has begun
a new poster series to showcase work of guest artists.
This month, our poster features art by
Shehan Madawela

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March 18 Gathering of Surrey Muse

47th Gathering
SM-3-18-2016 (1)

March 18*
Author Gomathy Puri
Poet Heidi Greco
Performer Tim Mar
Open Mic Opener Timothy Shay
BookSigning Author Betsy Warland (in absentia)
Host Helga Parekh

Please note*
We are meeting on the Third Friday of March instead of the Fourth.
March 25 came out to be Good Friday when the library stays closed.
We are grateful to all features and supporters
for adjusting to this change.
Thank you.
We’ll miss Enrico Renz and Betsy Warland
But Betsy’s signed new book will be available.

Room 418 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Book Table
Refreshments
Free event
Donations welcome

Updates will be posted here
Program
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Surrey Muse Program – January-June 2016


January – June 2016
Session 9

January 22
Author Taryn Hubbard
Poet Connor Doyle
Performer Joseph A. Dandurand
Open Mic Opener Ajmer Rode
Host Randeep Purewall

February 26
Author Rose Scott
Poet Bonnie Nish
Performer Sonja Grgar
Open Mic Opener Manolis
BookSigning Author Nasreen Pejvack
Host Helga Parekh

March 25
Author Gomathy Puri (uc)
Poet Heidi Greco
Performer Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Timothy Shay
BookSigning Author Betsy Warland
Host Sana Janjua

April 22
Author Jennifer Manuel
Poet Renee Saklikar, Poet Laureate, Surrey
Performer Pasi Gunguwo
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
BookSigning Author Marshall Shumba
Host Sonja Grgar

May 27
Author Judy MacInnes
Poet Manolis
Performer Mariam Zohra
Open Mic Opener Cecily Nicholson
BookSigning Author Timothy Shay
Host Alex Macilwain

June 24
Author Fauzia Rafique
Poet Pamela Bentley
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Ashok Bhargava (uc)
Host Mariam Zohra

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 other authors/artists who are launching new titles or other media.

To be on Surrey Muse Recommendations List, send us an email message at:
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Be the first Poet Laureate of the City of Surrey – Apply Today

Press Release
March 20, 2015

poet laureate poster Dateline June 30, 2015

Surrey Muse is delighted to announce that the City of Surrey is looking for its first Poet Laureate!

It’s a two or a three-year term. Eligible are the poets who use ‘spoken word poetry, written poetry, or multimedia demonstrations of poetry’ and who ‘reside in Surrey or the Lower Mainland (with preference given to Surrey residents) or to poets who are strongly connected to Surrey through their work, who have an established body of work, and who have been acknowledged for prominent contributions in their career.’

The Poet Laureate ‘will be chosen to act as an ambassador’ for the City of Surrey and the People of Surrey, ‘advocating for literacy and the literary arts and helping to raise the status of poetry, language, and the arts’ in the everyday lives of Surrey residents. And so, we encourage poets from diverse backgrounds to apply. Applications are sought by the City of Surrey in partnership with Surrey Libraries, Cultural Development Advisory Committee, Surrey Arts Services, Surrey International Writers’ Conference, Arts Council of Surrey, Creative Writing at Simon Fraser University, Semiahmoo Arts, and Surrey Muse.

To apply, and for more information
surreylibraries.ca/poetlaureate
poetry@surrey.ca

Surrey Muse is grateful to Author Heidi Greco for putting this project in motion, to Surrey Libraries (SL) for taking it on, and to the City of Surrey for funding it. Appreciation to Alison Rajah, Barbara Cooper, Barbara Gould, Carol Girardi, kc dyer, Ursula Maxwell Lewis and Wayde Compton for their guiding roles, and special thanks to Meghan Savage and others at the SL for making it happen.

Fauzia Rafique
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For Surrey Muse
surrey.muse@gmail.com
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