Surrey Muse Program – January-May 2023


Featured art by Shehan Madawela, Surrey Muse, April 2022

  Session 23
January-May 2023

January 28
Author Marian Dodds
Poet Kevin Spenst
Artist Omokanye Adetona
Emerging Musician Hayley Verrall
Emerging Writer Veronika Gorlova
Host Mariam Zohra D

February 25
Author Dorothy Palmer
Poet Manolis Aligizakis
Artist Kenzie Housego
Emerging Writer Diary Marif
Emerging Poet Hya Sheikh
Host Michael Stark

March 25
Author Cynthia Sharp
Poet Daniela Elza
Musician Tamar Haytayan
Emerging Poet Carol Neuman
Emerging Writer K.R. Byggdin
Host Sana Janjua

April 22
Author Anne Murphy
Poet Franz Seachel
Musician Myrtle Thomas
Emerging Writer Lucy E.M. Black
Emeging Poet Samantha Krilow
Host Michael Stark

May 27
Author Hasan Namir
Poet Wayde Compton
Musician Janel Rae
Emerging Poet Eimear Laffan
Emerging Artist Elyse Longair
Host Mariam Zohra D


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Surrey Muse program is put together twice a year, in Nov/Dec for January-May session, and in May/June for June-November session. Dates are chosen by the participants through an invitation. Participants are invited from a recommendations list that stays open throughout the year. To recommend authors, poets and artist/performers to be featured at Surrey Muse, please use the online recommendations form.

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