The Third World Poetry Canada International Festival 2013 !

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

We are excited to announce the Third World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival in 2013 at the magnificent Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia!

The Festival is hosted on the historic University of British Columbia. To learn more about this campus, visit their virtual campus tour.

The events will take place in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre complex. To learn more about the venue, be sure to visit their website. Click here to print a map of the campus

UBC is located in Vancouver, British Columbia – one of the most desirable cities in the world. Whether your interest are in nature, history, art or just fine dining – Vancouver has plenty to offer for you. For more information visit the Tourism Vancouver website

Our Theme for this Festival: Inspire Peace!

The Festival will feature:

  1. International guests, local poetry groups, community partners, dancers, musicians, filmmakers and multimedia.
  2. Display tables, Poetic Necklace display at Ike’s Art Gallery April 4-30th.
  3. Extra event: World Poetry Youth Peace Poetathon World Wide.
  4. The World Poetry Canada International Month, April 4-30th with our partner the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
  5. World Poetry National Poetry Month Peace Display plus the large display cases in the library, April 4-30th
  6. Gift poems!

Main events subject to change:

April 4, Grand Opening: 7-9 pm Tour of Displays, introduction of dignitaries partners, visiting poets, a short film by Neamat Haidari from Afghanistan, Music and dance, Book launch , Refreshments.

April 11th Two forums: Peace and Justice, Re-writing the Boundaries, 2-4 pm, Book Launch by Penn Kemp, Jack Layton: Art in Action, 7-9 pm.

April 20, Saturday 1-5 pm Meet and greet, performances and workshops by distinguished poets.

Assistance for International Guests

We can issue invitations, visa help, letters of support and provide some speaking spaces. We are not able to help with air fares, accommodation or other expenses. Due to intense demand., please contact us as soon as possible at  or


The month will be hosted and organized by the World Poetry Youth Team with backup from the World Poetry Board of Directors and dedicated volunteers.

Most events will be at the UBC library, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada

Thanks to the hard work of all the festival volunteers, all events are free.  If you would like to help with expenses for the festival you can make a donation below:

A receipt will be provided and a certificate  of thanks.



2 thoughts on “The Third World Poetry Canada International Festival 2013 !

  1. Lucky Ukperi

    I am interested in any poetry or literary festival you would organise in 2014. Please , keep me posted of your programs.

    Thank you


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