World Poetry at UBC

Some of the World Poetry Youth Team 2012!

World Poetry News: We had our second World Poetry meeting at UBC, Saturday, November 24, World Poetry Youth Team Celebration,1-3pm, Lillooet room ,301, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, 

World Poetry Canada & International Peace Festival Home for April.

World Poetry Youth Team Hosts: Yilin Wang, World Poetry Youth Team Leader and Anita Aguirre Nieveras, MA, Educator and professor, author of several books.

Jim Wong-Chu is a poet and editor. A nationally recognized and founding member of the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop, he is the writer of a number of published works of poetry, including Chinatown Ghosts (Arsenal) He had two meetings with us and gave us lots of helpful suggestions as well as doing an exceptional reading from his book.

Features: Israel Mota, poet, actor and musician, Spanish host of the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show.

 Jacqueline Maire, World Poetry Life Time Achievement Award Winner, 2012 and author of Your Last Brainwaves, published by World Poetry Publishing.

Workshop:  Creative Dreaming Tools for Your Art.    Use creative dreaming tools including day dreaming an interactive workshop to enhance your creative work and bring forth new talents and abilities. Poets writers, musicians, dancers and film writers will benefit from this workshop. Ariadne Sawyer MA, is a Creative Consultant who has worked with poets, novelists, artists, musicians , filmmakers and writers to achieve their creative goals in classes, workshops and individual work. 30 minutes, handouts included. If you want a copy of the handout, please send a message to

Allan Chou  gave out UBC gift bags which were greatly appreciated by all.  Among the gifts was an envelope from the UBC Library Archives with a collection of treasures to warm any poet’s heart! A letter from Emily Carr, dated May 22, 1937 to her friend, a note from Frank Lloyd Wright, pictures and paintings were some of the gems included.

World Poetry would like to thank all for coming and sharing with us.

  Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Home of the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival, April 4-30th.

Here are some photos taken by  Allan Chou’s able assistant Sion:

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