World Poetry Celebrates!
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, Synn Kune Loh
Opening poem: Candice James, Poet Laureate Emeritus of New Westminster.
Godwin Barton, welcome.
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)
Sattar reading Wida’s peace poem at the Cinevolution Rapping Afghanistan Event. (one of 1000 peace gift poems at UBC)