City of Surrey recognizes Surrey Muse Coordinator & Cofounder for excellence in Literary Arts

Fauzia Rafique, the coordinator and a cofounder of Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS), has received the City of Surrey’s Arts & Heritage Literary Arts Award in recognition of her work in the areas of creative writing and arts organizing. View the document containing the following information, and a complete list of award recipients. CivicDistinctionAwardRecipients.pdf

Fauzia’s statement

‘It is an honour for me to be selected for the City of Surrey’s Arts & Heritage Literary Arts Award.

‘Working for Surrey Muse Arts Society, a non-profit mandated to encourage inclusivity, representation, voice and equality in the arts community, forms a direct organic link to my writing practice as my novels and poems explore similar themes. It works well together, my creative writing process is more instinctive while organizing efforts use intellectual and cerebral energy.

‘I receive this award on behalf of over 300 authors and artists who have graced us since November 2011; Literary Advisers Joanne Arnott, Manolis Aligizakis, Nefertiti SheLa Morrison; Volunteers Helga Parekh, David Macilwain, and, of course, Surrey Muse co-Founders and Directors Mariam Zohra D, Sana Janjua, Randeep Purewall, and myself.

‘Our gratitude to Susan Crean and Jordan Strom for their ongoing support, and, to our peers at Surrey Libraries, Surrey Art Gallery and the City’s Cultural Grants section.’

Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS) congratulates all award recipients.


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Program Video for May 22 Gathering of Surrey Muse now Available

The program video for May 22, 2020 virtual gathering of Surrey Muse is now available online at youTube, facebook, and on Surrey Muse webpage.

The video features presentations made by Author Cynthia Sharp, Poet Joanna Lilley, Performer Haytham Alhamaydeh, and Open Mic Opener Poet (SheLa) Nefertiti Morrison. Poet Heidi Greco, and Musicians Carine de Kinsame, & Enternet boy w. INRGD presented on the Open Mic. Featured art on poster by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904).

Mariam Zohra D., Art Director and the President of Surrey Muse, hosted the show and created the program video from prerecorded videos sent by the featured presenters.

Our next program will happen on June 26, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM(PT) on Surrey Muse Facebook page.
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The Third Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday May 22 / 2020

93rd Gathering

‘The Truth coming out of the well’ by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904). Poster design by Mariam Zohra D.

LIVE Watch Party
Friday, May 22, 2020
5:30 -7:30 PM (PT)
Join us on Facebook at Surrey Muse Page
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Featured Guests
Author Cynthia Sharp
Poet Joanna Lilley
Performer Haytham Alhamaydeh
Featured art by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)
Open Mic Opener Nefertiti SheLa Morrison
Host Sana Janjua

View the video at
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Free event
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July 26-2019 Gathering of Surrey Muse

84th Gathering

Featured art by Ed Kuris, poster design by Mariam Zohra

July 26, 2019
Author Veeno Dewan
Poet Kyle McKillop
Artist Ed Kuris
Open Mic Opener Karen Schauber
Featured Art by Ed Kuris
Host Nefertiti SheLa Morrison

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 405 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
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Open Mic
Book Table
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Surrey Muse Program July-November 2019

Art work by David Hale

Session 16
July-November 2019

July 26
Author Veeno Dewan
Poet Kyle McKillop
Performer Angel Edwards
Open Mic Opener Karen Schauber
Host Nefertiti SheLah Morrison

August 23
Author Asel Omar
Poet Isabella Wang
Performer Saroop Soofi
Open Mic Opener Tamar Vokey
Host Fauzia Rafique

September 27
Author Chimedum Ohaegbu
Poet Jessica Johns
Performer Tim Mar
Open Mic Opener Randeep Purewall
Host Mariam Zohra

October 25
Author Shazia Hafiz Ramji
Poet Ian Cognito
Performer Bill Arnott
Open Mic Opener Enna de Guzman
Host Jovian Radheshwar

November 22
Author Dorothy Christian
Poet Johnny MacRae
Performer Summer Pervez Sultan
Visiting Author Sharon Berg (Toronto)
Open Mic Opener Winston Le
Host Sana Janjua

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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 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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