Category Archives: Featured actors

World Poetry Celebrates the Amazing Ruth Kozak!

 

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.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!

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”. 

www.inalexandersfootsteps.com

www.ruthkozak.com

http://shadowofthelion.com

World Poetry Celebrates Free Ticket to Egypt!

 

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe, CFRO 100.5 FM, welcomed the creator of Kindness Films, Tarek Mounib and his new movie Free Ticket to Egypt .  He called in at 1:30 pm PST to talk about his new film which will be featured at Vancity Theater in Vancouver, August 4, at 6:45 pm followed by a Skype Q and A with him.

For more information about what you can do to join this worthy cause, go to: https://www.freetriptoegypt.com/

I was so impressed with the amazing work that Tarek is doing to bring people from diverse backgrounds together through his film and site. Coming up in  September is Take The Pledge  found on the site. I encourage everyone interested to go to the site, see the movie and do what you can to help the world to heal and to make a difference.

Also on the show was Ruth Kozak reading poems from one of her books about Alexander the Great. Sharon Rowe of Big Bessie fame had a new story and the e-poem by  Paramananda Mahanta from India read by Victor Schwartzman.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!

SYNOPSIS:

Free Trip to Egypt takes audiences on a remarkable journey, in which an unlikely group of travelers to the Middle East find themselves transformed by the power of human connection.  

Tarek Mounib, a Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur living in Switzerland, is troubled by a world that seems ever more divided and polarized. In response to increasing levels of anger and hatred towards “the other” on American social and broadcast media, he resolves to reach out to the very people who fear his culture, with an intriguing idea. 

With the aim of trying to build mutual understanding, Tarek travels across the United States in order to find Americans who feel threatened and offer them a Free Trip to Egypt.

#PLEDGETOLISTEN TO “LOOK ME IN THE EYE”
Inspired by Free Trip To Egypt, musicians Glen Philips and Jason Karaban come together for inspirational new song.

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World Poetry Celebrates Oswald Okaitei !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On May 23 from 1-2 pm PST, the World Poetry Café radio show , CFRO 100.5 FM, went around the world with poets  and musicians from Bhutan, Ghana, the US and Canada!  I will doing a feature on each one. 

LISTEN TO THIS AMAZING SHOW HERE!

 Meet World Poetry Award Winning  poet, playwright and actor Oswald Okaitei!  During the show, he read and sang his poetry and talked about the wonderful work he has been doing for young people, activism and peace. As a World Poetry Director and the World Poetry Theatre Ambassador in Ghana, he is a bright light and a hero for the future.

Oswald  is a young multi-award winning Ghanaian poet and a spoken word artiste. He has 7 poetry collections to his credit and 3 published plays. As a Performance Poet, he combines music with his poetry during performance (to paint imagery in the eyes of the mind).
Oswald has shared performing platforms with great African poets/spoken word artistes including Muta Baruka, Rocky Dawuni, Prof. Atukwei Okai, Prof. Anyidoho among others.
As one of the finest young breaths to poetry in Africa and worldwide, he’s a World Poetry Director and the World Poetry Theatre Ambassador in Ghana . In 2016, he was awarded The Pan African Poet/Spoken World Artiste in Ghana.
Titles of his books are
*A WREATH TO AWOONOR*
*A BRIGHT LIGHT SLEEPS *(for Maya Angelou)
*MANDELA: THE SOUL OF HIS EARTH*
*SONGS OF CONDOLENCE TO TACLOBAN*
*THE SAILOR ‘S SAIL IS OVER* (for Komla Dumor)
*WHO STOLE THE CASKET?* (Drama)
*IN THE BAG OF A WOMAN* (Drama).

I plan on doing an article for the Afro News for him.
oswaldokaiteye@gmail.com