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World Poetry Youth Team Grand Opening , October 13th update!

World Poetry Youth Team Opening hosts

 

 

 

World Poetry Youth Team Grand Opening!

Hosts Yilin Wang, World Poetry Youth Team Leader and Direct. Ariadne Sawyer, World Poetry President and co-founder.
A great start to our new venue at UBC! www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/
A beautiful large room with round tables and large windows, thanks to Allan Cho who has given us a new home at UBC.

The First Nations Elder Larry Grant gave a moving welcome as well as a bit of an historical overview. Moving and inspiring letters were read from the World Poetry International Youth team members, Samarenda Patra, Alaha Ahrar and supporter Jaypee Belarmino  as well as letters from the PremierMackenzie Yoon, (http://www.youtube.com/user/meganekkoAeli) performed her moving songs to a receptive audience.  World Poetry Lifetime Achievment Award Winner, editor and educator Bernice Lever gave an informative workshop on editing. Our partners, VAHMS Winnie Chueng shared a message on her phone from Dr. Jan Walls, explained about ancient Chinese poetry and read a poem of her own. The Vancouver Tagore Society with Raihan Akhter mentioned the relationship between World Poetry and the Tagore Society and read a poem,  new community partners, Cinevolution Film and Media Ying brought greetings and spoke of future collaborations with poetry and multimedia presentations.

The incomparable Dr. Ray Hsu gave a unique reading on the letters of congratulations.

Thank you all and I am glad you found us!

We are building toward the World Poetry Canada International Festival in April. Ideas for display cases, the art gallery and outreach to students at UBC, the lower mainland and around the world are most welcome. Poets, writers , musicians, filmmakers, dancers, actors and others are more than welcome to join with us.

Our great thanks to Sion Kang, assistant to Allan Cho from UBC who was so helpful and helped make the event go smoothly. The next World Poetry Youth event will be on the  24 November 1-3pm Lillooet room, 301 (go through the Commons Rooms) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/

 

World Poetry Canada International Youth Team Grand Opening October 13th, 1-3:30 pm!

World Poetry Youth Team Grand Opening at UBC!

The World Poetry Youth Team is expanding to  include a new chapter at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre which will meet once per month and will lead up to a World Poetry Canada International Festival in April.

World Poetry Youth Team Grand Opening!

New Chapter World Poetry Youth Team , UBC Library starting October 13th.  

World Poetry Youth Team Grand Opening Oct 13th, 1-3:30 pm, (time extended) Lillooet room , Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/

Hosts: Yilin Wang, World Poetry Youth Team Leader, Ariadne Sawyer,  MA, co-founder  and co-host of World Poetry.

First Nations Welcome: Larry Grant.

 Irving K. Barber Learning Centre ,UBC Library welcome.

Welcome by World Poetry Youth Team Leader Yilin Wang and  World Poetry Co-founder Ariadne Sawyer.

Mackenzie Yoon will be our first youth musician/singer at the event  http://www.youtube.com/user/meganekkoAeli

Featured poets: Dr. Ray Hsu, Multimedia presentation and Marc Creamore.

Music by  Philippine dance By Anita Aguirre Nieveras.

World Poetry Arts Advocate: Koyali Burman.

World Poetry Partners: Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, Ricepaper, ACWW, Vancouver Tagore Society . Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Cinevolution Media Arts, Alan Hill, City of Richmond.

Workshop, Bernice Lever: Honing Your Words. Honing Your Words — editing down words /adding words/ changing level of language or viewpoint/ all unifying  efforts for clearer, stronger poems.  20 minutes with a sample handout of a poem in 3 or more stages of edits & additions.

World Poetry Youth Team.  Special guests: Winnie Chueng and Dr. Jan Walls and World Poetry Directors.

Dates for  the new World Poetry Youth Team  Chapter at UBC,2012: 1-3:30 pm: Saturday 13 October.  Saturday 24 November 1-3pm,  Saturday 15 1-3 pm December . 2013: 1-3 pm.  Saturday 26 January  Saturday 23 February 2013  Saturday 23 March 2013. 

Open mike. Free! Come and share your creativity! 604-526-4729, ariadnes@uniserve.com  Reserve early!

 

World Poetry Proudly Presents Dr. Ray Hsu from Canada!

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Click here to listen to this exciting show, featuring new tech poetry, performance pieces and more! The photo above is one of Dr. Ray’s new creations.

Our Radio Team welcomed Dr. Ray Hsu, BC Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC to the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show.

The last time Ray Hsu was on World Poetry radio, he apologized to all of Literature. He is author of two award-winning books and taught writing for two years in a US prison. He is now president of the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop, which publishes Ricepaper Magazine, and is a director of Vancouver Asian Heritage Month. Find him at thewayofray.com.

 He was representing three of our honoured partners for the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival, Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop  and Ricepaper Magazine.

Ray spoke about his work representing the new generation of techno savvy poets , read some of his poetry and answered questions. 

WP team and guests!

 

 

 

 

 

We received a surprise visit from Becky, the Gastown Poet. She will be featured in the future.

Ariadne read one of her dream poems called  The Tortured One, based on the experiences of one of her clients. She was asked to share it  by special request since since torture is a world problem.

Good radio show, team!

World Poetry would like to include Exclusive Media Sponsor CTV.Partners: Signature Partner Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop  and Ricepaper Magazine, Canada Council for the Arts, The Writer’s Union of Canada, The Vancouver Tagore Society,  The Quality Hotel, Jasmine Dancing Club, Irving K Barber Learning Centre (UBC) and with support from the City of Richmond.