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World Poetry Celebrates Sheilla Foster!

 

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show welcomed the talented Sheilla Foster and her Lighthearted Limericks book (World Poetry Publishing on CFRO 100.5 FM at 1:10 pm PST, August 8.  Tech Victor Schwartzman and  host Ariadne Sawyer took turns reading the special limericks and commenting on them. The book was beautifully illustrated by young elementary school artists. Listeners delighted in the limericks with several mentioning that they were interested in writing their own.

Also on the show, host Ariadne Sawyer, spoke about the new World Poetry Worldwide Peace initiative starting on September first. A new story by Sharon Rowe was also read.  Music by Laura Kelsey with her new CD which will be featured on the radio show August 22.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW RIGHT HERE: 

 

Sheilla Foster was born in Edmonton, Alberta where it snows a lot in winter and is very hot in summer. She moved to Vancouver, BC when she was 16. After graduating from high school, she worked for a short while as a switchboard operator. Later she became a  truck driver for the Canadian Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service which allowed her to travel all over B.C. At that time she gained a pilot’s license . 

Sheilla is married and has three grown sons. After her son’s were older, she started teaching night school which she did until she was 75. She started writing Limericks when she was 80 and became the  World Poetry New Westminster Queen of Limericks.

An example from the book:

“There is a quick little brown wren. Who learned to write rhymes with a pen. In case you don’t know it. She is an excellent poet. Who is published in books now and then.”

Source: Lighthearted Limericks by Shiella Foster.

Written by Ariadne Sawyer, MA. World Poetry Canada International.

 

World Poetry Celebrates Paramananda Mahanta !

 

Ariadne’s Notes: On August 1, the World Poetry Cafe, CFRO 100.5 FM  with host and producer Ariadne Sawyer, super tech Victor Schwartzman and special volunteer Sharon Rowe;  celebrated the e-poet Paramananda Mahanta from India with his opening poem.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!

Gossiping eyes

Gossiping eyes cloud sensory lane. 

Dealers of heart now in concealed state,

Bottomless sink with a drowning threat .

Lead me blue and lead me black,

Stream me through and stream me back.

Hide me out and hide me in,

Reap the beauty to spill my chin.

 

Paramananda Mahanta ,  Copyright 2019

A Teacher,District-Keonjhar, State-odisha, India

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World Poetry Celebrates Free Ticket to Egypt!

 

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe, CFRO 100.5 FM, welcomed the creator of Kindness Films, Tarek Mounib and his new movie Free Ticket to Egypt .  He called in at 1:30 pm PST to talk about his new film which will be featured at Vancity Theater in Vancouver, August 4, at 6:45 pm followed by a Skype Q and A with him.

For more information about what you can do to join this worthy cause, go to: https://www.freetriptoegypt.com/

I was so impressed with the amazing work that Tarek is doing to bring people from diverse backgrounds together through his film and site. Coming up in  September is Take The Pledge  found on the site. I encourage everyone interested to go to the site, see the movie and do what you can to help the world to heal and to make a difference.

Also on the show was Ruth Kozak reading poems from one of her books about Alexander the Great. Sharon Rowe of Big Bessie fame had a new story and the e-poem by  Paramananda Mahanta from India read by Victor Schwartzman.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!

SYNOPSIS:

Free Trip to Egypt takes audiences on a remarkable journey, in which an unlikely group of travelers to the Middle East find themselves transformed by the power of human connection.  

Tarek Mounib, a Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur living in Switzerland, is troubled by a world that seems ever more divided and polarized. In response to increasing levels of anger and hatred towards “the other” on American social and broadcast media, he resolves to reach out to the very people who fear his culture, with an intriguing idea. 

With the aim of trying to build mutual understanding, Tarek travels across the United States in order to find Americans who feel threatened and offer them a Free Trip to Egypt.

#PLEDGETOLISTEN TO “LOOK ME IN THE EYE”
Inspired by Free Trip To Egypt, musicians Glen Philips and Jason Karaban come together for inspirational new song.

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