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World Poetry Celebrates Special Events and Radio Guests April 27 & 29 and May 5th!

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Here are the upcoming events and the World Poetry Café Radio Show guests! Radio shows: Thursdays, April 28, CFRO 100.5 FM . Guests: Carla Evans and  Raoul Fernandez. 1-2 pm. Phone  poem from India Vani Pradeep for National Poetry Month. CLICK HERE!

May 5, guests: Yaman Saleh , Syrian poet and author and Ehud Asherie,  jazz musician on tour.

World Poetry New Westminster Celebrates National Poetry Month and Spring!, April 27th, 6:30-8:30 pm. New Westminster Public Library

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April 29the Media Lab,  Richmond  Cultural Centre. Richmond, BC.

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Rapping Afghan: an intimate evening of film, poetry and music”Friday April 29th    7:30 pm – 9:00pm, Richmond Media Lab,7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond BC Canada.Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Ying Wang.
First event of Cinevolution’s year around Media Cafe series and part of the national Asian Heritage Month activities, Rapping Afghan brings films, poetry and music together to highlight the Afghan art and culture.  Come with your art to this intimate evening of sharing and celebration.

Poetry by Wida Tausif and others. Need  musicians,  artists, readers in Farsi , poets in other languages. Please register: ariadnes@uniserve.ca.

The Street Wolves
Special Afghan Films: Rahmat Haidari’s film Street Wolves,  and  RAP Under the Skin of Afghanistan , a brand new film by Sharif Saedi

Event Partners: Cinevolution, http://www.cinevolutionmedia.com/
World Poetry, www.worldpoetry.ca VAHMS , https://explorasian.org/,  Richmond Media Lab http://www.richmond.ca/culture/cultural-centre/medialab/about.htm

 

 

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
 

 

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival, April 4-30th At UBC!

 

Breaking News!

 Award winning Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah and Kwame Agyare Yirenkyi  are coming to the World Poetry Canada International Festival! They just received their visas!

A message from award winner Saleh  Mazumder our esteemed director of the World Poetry  Peace E-anthology internet launch: I am Md Saleh Mazumder. I feel proud to be part of the World Poetry family. There will be one launch at the University of British Columbia 7-9 pm April 4th and an internet launching event, also on April 4th at 7 pm. A participation page has been created on the World Poetry Canada International Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/#!/WorldPoetrySeries

I Invite all you to join the event and page. If you can’t attend the World Poetry Canada International festival you may share your poems on the Facebook page and we will post poems on the www.worldpoetry.ca site. The download link of the world poetry E-Anthology will be available during the internet launch and grand opening on April 4th  at the University of British Columbia  and on the Internet.  As we help to reach our goal of one step closer to peace, I am eagerly waiting for the festival to get started and wish everyone great success.  I want to thank everyone who has been is working day and night to get the festival off the ground. This festival is an wonderful dedication towards peace.

I will not be able to attend there in person, however I will be there with spirit. All the best to the World Poetry family and all the poets across the globe. Please join us at the Internet Launch. “      Saleh Mazumder.

 

Book on Display at UBC April 4-30th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credits to Doc PenPen!

 

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival! April 4-30, 2013.

301, Lillooet room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/

Inspire Peace!

Please register at www.worldpoetry.ca  and bring or post a poem on peace, a story about peace, a song, or a dance! Space is limited for all events, so please register early!
All free!

Hosts: Yilin Wang, Ariadne Sawyer and Directors.

Register on line, volunteer, enjoy! Come to one event or all three! For those who cannot be there in person, please send good thoughts for peace!

April 4, Thursday, Grand Opening at the Victoria Learning Theatre (Room 182),  7-9 pm First  Nation welcome by Godwin Barton.   Official World Poetry Peace E-Anthology launches at UBC and on the internet! Post your peace poem, video link, or a few words at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/WorldPoetrySeries

 

Pancho and Sal http://riosamayaband.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Read your poem and a poem of a poet that cannot attend. Dance to the delightful music by Rio Samaya Band (Pancho and Sal) and enjoy the beautiful Jasmine dancers.  Watch the World Poetry Exclusive Short Afghan Film: “Silence” by Afghan Youth Poet Sharif Saedi.  Light refreshments.

 

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April 11,  Thursday, 7-9 pm,301, Lillooet room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Cross country tour:  Penn Kemp: Jack Layton, Art in Action. Poetry readings: Trevor Carolan, Ruth Hill and others plus international guests. Bring your stories about Jack Layton, poems and thoughts. We acknowledge the support of the League of Canadian Poets, the Guild of Canadian Playwrights and the Canada Council for the Arts. 

April 20, Saturday, 1-4 pm   First Nations Wanda John-Kehewin “In the Dog House”, published by Talon Books. Navaho flute music  by Angelo Moroni. Poetry readings by Bernice Lever and others.   Music/ poetry presentation by Japanese composer Yoshifumi Sakura.

Afghan film: the Broken Destiny of Poetry by Rahmat Haidari and Sajia Hussain (documentary on a young Afghan woman poet and her struggles to survive and write) trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0FPPddB6UY

 

Broken Destiny of Poetry film.

 

Join the World Poetry Peace Poetathon official launch as it flows around the world bringing a focus on peace with supportive peace connector partners.

 

Filipino Poets by Jaypee
 

Displays: April 4-30th. Peace Posters by Sattar Saberi, Doc PenPen, Jaypee Belarmino and poets, M&M, Mirwais Janbaz ,World Poetry and partners.

Painting by Mirwais

 

 

 

 

 

Awards to international guests and local empowered poets.

Our wonderful partners in kind: Exclusive Media Sponsor CTV, Cinevolution, Ricepaper, Vancouver Tagore Society, Signature Partner: VAHMS,  explore ASIAN,  Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC, www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/ The Jasmine Dance Club, Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop, TAN, the Afro News and the City of Richmond.

www.worldpoetry.ca  ariadnes@uniserve.com  yilinw@gmail.com allan.cho@ubc.ca