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World Poetry Celebrates National Aboriginal Month! 

World Poetry Celebrates  National Aboriginal Month! 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate with us!

June 28, 6:30-8:30 PM New Westminster Public Library, 716, 6th Avenue

Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Wanda John-Kehewin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Chief Rhonda Larrabee

Poet Laureate: Alan Hill,  Candice James , Poet Laureate Emerita.

Tony Antonias

Music: Lavana La Brey

National Aboriginal Month with a Tribute to Vera Manuel

Book Launch Ahn Bong Ja

Book Launch Herb Bryce

Woven Word Tapestry Poem, How I First Came to Know Myself by  Vera Manuel

Open Mic

Free raffle

Food, Refreshments. Bannock by Wanda!  Cake!

Information: www.worldpoetry.ca  604-526-4729

Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Wanda John-Kehewin

World Poetry Celebrates Candice James!

Ariadne’s Notes:

World Poetry Café Radio Show  with hosts Ariadne Sawyer, Neall Ryon , super tech Victor Schwartzman and volunteer Sharon Rowe welcomed the talented Candice James , Poet Emerita of New Westminster, in a special Memorial Day Celebration on October 10th on CFRO 100.5 FM with music and poetry.

To hear this fascinating show and listen to the Poet Laureate Emerita:

CLICK HERE!

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Candice James was Poet Laureate  of The City of New Westminster 2010-2016 and is currently Director of the Pacific Festival of the Book Society,  founder of Royal City Literary Arts Society;  “Poetic Justice”; “Poetry in the Park” and “Poetry New West. 

She is Past President of the Federation of British Columbia Writers and is a full member of The League of Canadian Poets . 

Candice is the recipient of World Poetry Empowered Poets Award; Bernie Legge Artist/Cultural award, Pandora’s Collective Citizenship award  and she is the author of 11 books of poetry.

A Special Poem:

Architects Of Liberty

(For the 100th anniversary of The Battle Of Vimy Ridge April 9, 2017)

 ©Candice James, Poet Laureate, New Westminster, BC CANADA

 

The spirits of the fallen soldiers,*

Ghostly sentinels of the Vimy Oaks, still stand on guard;

They witness the return of the acorns

And know they are remembered and held in high regard.

 

They live on in our memory

Those architects of liberty,

Who gave their lives at Vimy Ridge;

Victims of war’s sacrilege.

 

They set their boots on foreign land;

Canada’s sons on command.

Gunfire echoed overhead.

Men fell wounded; men fell dead.

 

Reverberating through the years:

The emptiness and the tears;

The stain of anguish and bloodshed;

The silent bodies of the dead.

 

They gave their lives to keep us free,

Those architects of liberty.

 

We wear the blood red poppy…

Lest We Forget.

 

  • Three thousand five hundred and ninety-eight (3,598) Canadian soldiers were killed during the battle of Vimy Ridge (April 9, 1917) but the result was an impressive victory over German forces. The “return of the acorns” acts as a reminder that their bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

 

 

World Poetry Celebrates Diversity, May 14th, New Westminster, BC!

An exciting program coming together on May 14th 2-4 PM !

World Poetry Celebrates!

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LitFest New West!

Many languages, many cultures.

One goal: A united voice of poetry!

May 14 2pm – 4pm

  Douglas College Aboriginal Gathering Place 4th Floor, 700 Royal Ave, New Westminster.

Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Anita Aguirre Nieveras, Welcome poems, English and Mandarin.

Opening poem: Candice James, Poet Laureate Emeritus of New Westminster.

   Dr. Garg, Hindi, Sanskrit   

Lucy Ortiz, Spanish

Tommy Tao, Cantonese  

Faith Jones, Yiddish

 Selene Bertelsen, Middle English

 Hae Young Kim, Korean

 Anita Aguirre Nieveras, Tagalog 

Yaman Saleh, Arabic

Sattar Saberi  & Mobin Saberi,  Farsi (Unsung Hero)exhibir and film screenings 049

      All welcome. Free! 604-526 4729 www.worldpoetry.ca

Below: Dr, Ajay Garg.

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