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
Ariadne’s Notes: the World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Anita Aguirre Nieveras plus operator Victor Schwartzman welcomed Sharon Rowe on November 19 at 1:40 pm. Victor did a memorable reading of the story Big Bessie Celebrates! To hear this special show: CLICK HERE:
Sharon Rowe is a specially abled person whose story is one of triumphs over many disabilities; she has an indomitable spirit and despite challenges does not see herself as challenged. She has received a number of awards for her volunteer work and was chosen as a person of Distinction to carry the medallion for Rick Hanson’s 25 Anniversary Tour across Canada .
Thanks to a special team of volunteers, Heidi Muller, Kwame Yirenkyi and many others, her book is now available on Amazon.http://www.amazon.com/Big-Bessie-Stories-Sharon-Rowe/dp/1926457005/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416163528&sr=1-2&keywords=big+Bessie
Her next goal is to create a workshop called Finding Your Creative Voice for especially abled people, families, friends and volunteers. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, in the works, is to make an animated series and to suggest to Lego create a series of blocks depicting specially abled.
Sharon says: “Believe in yourself and never, never give up!.”
Sharon Rowe and World Poetry Publishing brings you a first book for challenged youth and adults, the amazing Big Bessie Stories! Dictated by the award winning “specially-abled” Sharon Rowe and featuring the HandyDART Heroine Big Bessie, a talking, flying mini bus that never takes no for an answer, this book is full of humor, taking the reader through a series of wondrous adventures. The stories fulfill a long term dream by the author. Illustrator Kwame Yirenkyi brings Big Bessie and her friends such as Baby Nicki and Sir Thomas Rigg Kimball her cat, to life on the pages. There is some excitement about a possible animated series! The stories have been read aloud in community centers, libraries and classes with great success, to children, youth and adults. They have inspired many “challenged” people to find their creative voice. Sharon wants you to know that you have creativity in you just waiting to come out. http://www.amazon.com/Big-Bessie-Stories-Sharon-Rowe/dp/1926457005/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416163528&sr=1-2&keywords=big+Bessie
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