Ariadne’s Notes; From October 19 to November 19, 20 18, World Poetry Canada International is looking forward to a special visit from Michael Kwaku Keese Somuah and Ama Kesse Amponsah to participate in a number of literary activities and share his poetry. Will be such fun to see him again and to meet his fiancé. It also would be wonderful for Kwame Agyare Yirenkyi (Sharon’s beloved illustrator for her Big Bessie Books) to come also.
Michael and Kwame at the radio show.
Join us in welcoming them at the different events!
Michael is a young avid writer and International Congresses and festivals have included his poetry presentations in their programs and has travelled widely to Greece, USA, Canada, South Africa, India, Netherlands, Paris-France, Italy, India, Belgium to read and perform his poetry and also engaged himself in Not-for-Profit programmes related to Sustainable Energy in Belgium by the European Commission and IDAY International. Some of his awards include his recent Decoration at an event in India during the IPF poetry festival where his poem, “When the Sun Sets” was considered as one of the best poems for the event, the National Youth Achiever’s Award in Literature where he was honored by the President of Ghana, His Excellency, John Dramani Mahama, the Kostis Palamas Poetry Prize winner in Greece, World Empowered Youth Poet and World Cultural Ambassadorial Award at the University of British Colombia in Canada by World Poetry Canada and International among others. He has performed on several platforms including the Mayor of Vancouver’s office during ExplorAsian Heritage month in Canada.
Ama Kesse Amponsah is Michael’s beloved fiancée, a young lover of the Arts. She’s travelled extensively to the United Kingdom and Netherlands. Her love for literature, drama, spoken word and poetry was as a result of her early introduction to the “Abuakwa Drama group” during her Senior High School days. She played lead roles in it. She loved reading and her interest for poetry developed when she was introduced to a group called People of Equal Thoughts (POETS), Ehalakasa, which are young poetry and spoken word movements in Ghana. Since her attachment to them, she’s being a great and ardent follower of the Arts. Ama has proofread and reviewed works of some young poets such as Oswald Okaitei, Nii Ayi Solomon and Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah. She has witnessed readings and performances at the Pan African Writers’ Association, Adesa festival among others. Ama Kesse Amponsah is also the Fund Administrator at National Trust Holding Company Limited (NTHC), an Investment Holding Financial Institution in Ghana.
During their stay in the beautiful city of Vancouver, they will undertake the following activities:
1.World Poetry Welcome Party for the Celebrated Young Poet and the fiancée from Ghana.
2. Literary encounters with Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah with his supportive fiancée
3.Readings and Performances at Libraries and other venues such as community centres.
4.Radio Interviews on the internationally heard World Poetry Café, 100.5 FM. A feature on the World Poetry site: www.worldpoetry.ca