Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show welcomed the talented Sheilla Foster and her Lighthearted Limericks book (World Poetry Publishing on CFRO 100.5 FM at 1:10 pm PST, August 8. Tech Victor Schwartzman and host Ariadne Sawyer took turns reading the special limericks and commenting on them. The book was beautifully illustrated by young elementary school artists. Listeners delighted in the limericks with several mentioning that they were interested in writing their own.
Also on the show, host Ariadne Sawyer, spoke about the new World Poetry Worldwide Peace initiative starting on September first. A new story by Sharon Rowe was also read. Music by Laura Kelsey with her new CD which will be featured on the radio show August 22.
Sheilla Foster was born in Edmonton, Alberta where it snows a lot in winter and is very hot in summer. She moved to Vancouver, BC when she was 16. After graduating from high school, she worked for a short while as a switchboard operator. Later she became a truck driver for the Canadian Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service which allowed her to travel all over B.C. At that time she gained a pilot’s license .
Sheilla is married and has three grown sons. After her son’s were older, she started teaching night school which she did until she was 75. She started writing Limericks when she was 80 and became the World Poetry New Westminster Queen of Limericks.
An example from the book:
“There is a quick little brown wren. Who learned to write rhymes with a pen. In case you don’t know it. She is an excellent poet. Who is published in books now and then.”
Source: Lighthearted Limericks by Shiella Foster.
Written by Ariadne Sawyer, MA. World Poetry Canada International.
Ariadne’s Notes: On August 1, the World Poetry Cafe, CFRO 100.5 FM with host and producer Ariadne Sawyer, super tech Victor Schwartzman and special volunteer Sharon Rowe; celebrated the e-poet Paramananda Mahanta from India with his opening poem.
Ariadne’s Notes: On August 1st, the World Poetry Cafe radio show, CFRO 100.5 FM, welcomed the exceptional Ruth Kozak to the show at 1 pm PST! We were lucky to have her on the show since she is leaving at the end of the month for Greece , Wales and time permitting, Crete. Ruth read several poems and part of of her beautiful volumes on Alexander the Great, the Shadow of the Lion. When she was on our last show, she described an (imagined) encounter with Alexander the Great which seemed magical and real to me. I hope she sees him again on the trip. The show also featured e-poet ,Paramananda Mahanta from India and Egyptian filmmaker Tarek Mounib, Free Trip to Egypt. Also a new story by Sharon Rowe for her second book!
On behalf of the World Poetry Team, celebrating our 21st year on the air, we wish Ruth a wonderful trip filled with knowledge and joy.
Ruth Kozak researched her historical novel SHADOW OF THE LION while living in Greece. Published in UK by www.mediaaria-cdm.com, in two volumes: BLOOD ON THE MOON (2014) and THE FIELDS OF HADES (2016) the story follows the events after the death of Alexander the Great. The full novel, SHADOW OF THE LION is also now available on Amazon Kindle. Ruth is a travel journalist and her aKindle e-book ATHENS AND BEYOND was published by Hunter Publishing U.S. Ruth instructs writing workshops in New Westminster and Vancouver. She is a member and president of the BC Travel Writers Association, member of Royal City Literary Arts and hosts the bi-monthly series “In Their Words”.