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World Poetry Celebrates a Special Book Launch with Nolan Halloway !






Hope by Neamat  Haidari  ( Afghanistan )

Ariadne’s Notes: On November 2, 1:10 PM, PST, The World Poetry Café with host and producer, Ariadne Sawyer and super tech and peace poem reader, Victor Swartzman; celebrated Nolan Holloway with a special book launch of his new book  Life Between the Words with philosophical poet and author Nolan Holloway from Georgia, USA!  A balanced mixture of  spirituality,personal loss, tributes to family members and  racial inequalities , this unique book offers us all the power of hope. 

Peace poems by  Del Gachallan and special poet Jon Billet  with a powerful poem by Mbizo Chirasha- Zimbabwean Poet.  Music by Leadbelly and  pianist Lazlo Gardony who will be calling in next Thursday as well as Creative Rocks Tips and a special story dedicated to Tom the cat by Sharon Rowe from her Big Bessie Stories completed the show.

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Please put in the name of the World Poetry Café so that the money will go into our account.

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We are getting famous with our special book launches and Nolan’s is one of the best!








This is Nolan Holloway’s third book Life Between the Words

I am a writer of poetry currently living in Stone Mountain, Georgia. My interests range from poetry to sports. My dreams are my words are shared across the globe to touch and share with everyone who will read them. Please get in touch with him through the links below. Also, you can find his books on amazon. com.

My website is nolanphollowayjr.com  about.me/NolanHolloway    


Morning clouded with tears Why is sadness oppressing me When happiness has me in her embrace

I know my Father loves me Spirit soars but flesh gravity bound Wrapped in suit of earthiness

Brightness hidden behind the darkness Searching, just searching

My needs are being provided Yet life’s rain is raging Not soft droplets that soothe and caress

But hard pelting blasts that sting the skin Bending the body in negative arch Face toward the ground in surrender

No reason when life’s beauty is present But can’t be felt when the mind is focused on the storm Moving to reach the edge of the chaos

Continuing to move into purpose

Beginning to understand that this moment is necessary The purging and releasing of the pain On what happens when the storm is raging and destroying

Precious things are lost never to be seen again Swept away in the wind…..

But cling to the notion that circumstances are temporary The sky will open up the clearness of blue Populated with softness of white

Happiness is the reward when sadness is endured When it is passed through…..

By Nolan P. Holloway, Jr. (C) All rights reserved.


World Poetry Celebrates Sharon Rowe from Canada!


Ariadne’s Notes:

The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer, Neall Ryon , Anita Aguirre Nieveras and sound engineer Victor Schwartzman celebrated Sharon Rowe with a first birthday party ever on the air, June 23, 1-2 pm on CFRO 100,5 FM. 









Author Sharon Rowe is a “Special Abled Advocate,  multi award winner, radio volunteer who has a vision to empower others to find their creative voices through workshops and an animated film series.

Her Big Bessie book is available at:


If the above link does not work, please go to Amazon and put in Big Bessie Stories.

She will be doing two workshops on Finding Your Creative Voice with the Surrey Library system in the fall. To register for these free workshops: ariadnes@uniserve.com

Also,  workshop volunteers and people interested in creating animation are needed.

Photos: Sharon Medal bearer for the Rick Hanson 25th Anniversary Tour.

 Volunteer Sharon and sound engineer  Victor plus Willow, the cherished dog that Sharon doggy minds at the radio show.




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World Poetry Celebrates Author Sharon Rowe from Canada!

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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: ariadnes@uniserve.com

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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