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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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EXCITING NEWS! World Poetry & Partners Present at LitFest! May 14-2-4 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, 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)

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

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Sattar reading Wida’s peace poem at the Cinevolution Rapping Afghanistan Event. (one of 1000 peace gift poems at UBC)

 

The Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival!

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The Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Proudly announces the Empowered Award Winners.

We had over 300 nominations come in, some even six months early. We wish we could honour all of you.

Each nominee was nominated by at least two people, in some cases much more. A check was made as to background, good heart,abilities and the quest for peace. The Empowerment awards are based on these qualities.

This year, the age range is from 12-100!

An award will be given to those that can attend during the month of October, for those who cannot come due to Visas or other reasons, a certificate will be sent to you by e-mail. In past festivals, awards were sent out, but most never reached their destinations. If there is a name or country error, please let us  know.

This list will be going on site and when time permits, a brief bio, photo and a poem or writing will be put on site.

The festival is coming together, created by many hours of volunteer work for peace. We are have launched a Crowd Funding site to pay for some of the costs, rather than have it come out of pocket. For more information: Go to  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fourth-world-poetry-peace-festival/x/8284778 and join the team to create empowerment and peace!!This is your festival too and the waves of peace coming from it will circle the world!You can also contribute by becoming a peace connector volunteer and helping out in the festival. Contact: ariadnes@uniserve.com or astarte_sita@yahoo.com

All the best to you and keep up the good work. Peace and the world needs you!

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Award Winners!

World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award: Carol Knepper, Canada.

World Poetry Unsung Hero Award: Mobin Saberi, Canada.

World Poetry Cultural Ambassador   Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah, Ghana.

World Poetry Music Ambassador Yoshifumi Sakura, Japan.

World Poetry Cultural Ambassador: Mutiu Olawuyi, Gambia.

World Poetry Theatre Ambassador: Oswald Okaitei. Ghana

World Poetry Youth Peace Ambassador: Timileyin Olajuwon, Nigeria.

World Poetry Empowered Poets:

Janet Kvammen, Canada

Elaine Woo, Canada

Honey Novick, Canada

Una Bruhns, Canada

Lini Grol, Canada

Anviksha Srivastava. India & USA.

Corazon Wong Canda, Japan.

Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, USA.

Helen Bar- Lev, Israel

Mamta Agarwal, India

Peter Thabit Jones, Wales

Stanley Barkan, USA

Adisa AJA Andwele, USA.

Samay Hamed, Afghanistan.

Lidia  Chiarelli,  Italy.  

 Murray Kion. Netherlands

Empowered Musician:

Enrico Renz, Canada.

World Poetry Empowered Graphic Artist:

Sainabou Baldeh, The Gambia.

Empowered Filmmakers

Kagan Goh, Canada.

Mary Fowles, Canada.

Rahmat Haidari, Afghanistan.

Ghafar Faizyar, Afghanistan.

Akshat Ajay Sharma, India.

Sharif Saedi, Afghanistan.

*** Three filmmakers from our new partner, Vancouver Asian Film Festival will be joining us as soon as they are selected