Author Archives: Ariadne

World Poetry Celebrates Author Sharon Rowe from Canada!

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Ariadne’s Notes: the World Poetry Café Radio Show  with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Anita Aguirre Nieveras plus operator Victor Schwartzman welcomed Sharon Rowe on November 19 at 1:40 pm. Victor did a memorable reading of the story Big Bessie Celebrates! To hear this special show: CLICK HERE:

Sharon Rowe is a specially abled person whose story is one of triumphs over many disabilities; she has an indomitable spirit and despite challenges does not see herself as challenged. She has received a number of awards for her volunteer work and was chosen as a person of Distinction to carry the medallion for Rick Hanson’s  25 Anniversary Tour across Canada .

Thanks to a special team of volunteers, Heidi Muller, Kwame Yirenkyi and many others, her book is now available on Amazon.

Her next goal is to create a workshop called Finding Your Creative Voice for especially abled people, families, friends and volunteers. For more information:

Also, in the works, is to make an animated series and to suggest to Lego create a series of blocks depicting specially abled.

Sharon says: “Believe in yourself and never, never give up!.”





Sharon Rowe and World Poetry Publishing brings you a first book for challenged youth and adults, the amazing Big Bessie Stories! Dictated by the award winning “specially-abled” Sharon Rowe and featuring the HandyDART Heroine Big Bessie, a talking, flying mini bus that never takes no for an answer, this book is full of humor, taking the reader through a series of wondrous adventures. The stories fulfill a long term dream by the author. Illustrator Kwame Yirenkyi brings Big Bessie and her friends such as Baby Nicki and Sir Thomas Rigg Kimball her cat, to life on the pages. There is some excitement about a possible animated series! The stories have been read aloud in community centers, libraries and classes with great success, to children, youth and adults. They have inspired many “challenged” people to find their creative voice. Sharon wants you to know that you have a creativity in you just waiting to come out.

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World Poetry Celebrates Sarah Taschuk From Canada!

Sharon, radio and mUlticultural 014 Ariadne’s Notes: We had an exciting show  on November 19th, 1-2 pm on CRFO 100,5 FM ! The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Anita Aguirre Nieveras along with operator Victor Schwartzman,  welcomed Sarah Taschuk and Sharon Rowe to the show. Music by Laura Kelsey and Jimmy Cliff. To hear Sarah  1:10  to 1:35 pm. To hear the show: CLICK HERE!

Sarah came to us from our World Poetry Vancouver at the Britannia Public Library and it was an honour to have her on the show.

Sarah writes:

“My name is Sarah. I am 27 years old, grew up in the Okanagan valley and have been writing since a young age. After a few working holidays in the UK and Australia, I have mostly been settled in Vancouver since 2011. I am passionate about health and wellness, travel and exploration, arts and creativity, and the never ending curiosity of my own mind. I am looking into pursuing the continuation of my post secondary in psychology and hope to also focus on creative writing in some capacity. I write for me. 

Here are a few poems of mine. The first is the oldest poem of mine I still possess, written as a teenager, the other I wrote quite recently after the passing of my grandfather this summer and a conversation I had with my grandmother about death and loss as she was in the process of packing up her home of 30 years to move into a new place.”

Title: My philosophy 101

One final breath and
Hazy umber dusk dies down
The edges of my soul burn
With the beauty of what was
And then was gone
Yet bore new life through misery
Eager light springs forth
Through licking slits of darkness
Capturing my vision
I fear the night
Still it pulls me
Drowning hope and faith and flight
But there lies a new world of opportunity
White teeth smile
Concealing truth through light of day
And I wonder how much of this
My life
Holds substance
The kind that remains

Sarah Taschuk (C)

World Poetry Celebarates the talented Brandee Bublé from Canada!

Ariadne’s Notes:  It was a great pleasure to welcome the exceptional children’s author Brandee Bublé   with new book Jayde  the Jaybird again to our World Poetry Café Radio Show, November 12, 1:40 pm. Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon, along with operator Victor Schwartzman were on hand to welcome her.

The book was read to a specially abled person who had been bullied that day and gave her the courage to deal with it. It shows the power of books. Jayde the Jaybird is  beautifully illustrade by Eliska Liska, published by Simply Read Books and is available at most bookstores and would be a great gift.

To listen to this lovely interview:




Brandee Bublé grew up in Burnaby, BC, one of three children (Crystal and Michael) born to Amber and Lewis Bublé.  Lewis was a salmon fisherman and as a child Brandee spent many a summer on the boat and playing on the commercial fishing docks.  It was a unique childhood.  At a young age Brandee was diagnosed with dyslexia, making reading and math challenging.  She struggled to give correct change at a part time job and more than just a few customers paid less for what they bought or worse, paid more!  It was this experience (amongst others) that led her to get a degree and work as an Educational Assistant for almost a decade.  After marrying and having two children of her own, Brandee left her profession and began to write, a passion that finally culminated in her first book, O’Shae The Octopus, being published in June of 2014.  Brandee, her husband and two children live in Coquitlam, BC, enjoy the company of their close extended family and when they can, spend their time boating in the inlets of British Columbia.