World Poetry Peace Festival is almost over! Last event April 20th!


World Poetry Cafe Welcomes Yoshifumi Sakura!


The World Poetry Café with hosts Ariadne Sawyer, Vivian Davidson and Israel Moto welcomed Yoshifumi Sakura, a talented poet, musician and composer. Also welcomed back were our two festival hosts from Ghana Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah and Kwame Yirenkyi and others . PLEASE CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW.

The World Poetry Café Radio Show needs your help! We are fundraising for the show and need to raise $1,000 per year to keep on the air. If you can become a member of the World Poetry Café, please go to and click on membership. Put in the name of the World Poetry Café and your membership will go in our account. As a member, you get three interviews on the radio and a featured poet spot on the You will also receive a tax receipt.  Help us to keep the show on the air! We need $1,000 per year to keep our multilingual voices on the show.

Final event April 2oth!

World Poetry Canada International Festival  April 20, 1-4 pm  Lillooet room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1,

    Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Yilin Wang.

    A special book launch: First Nations Wanda John-Kehewin “In the Dog House”, published by Talon Books. Navaho flute music by Angelo Moroni. Poetry readings  and open mike time permitting. 

   Music CD Launch, poetry presentation by Japanese composer Yoshifumi Sakura, 

Poetry readings by Bernice Lever, Synn Kune Loh,  Betty Scott, Carla Weaver, Sonja Grgar, Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah Kwame A. Yirenkyi, Una Bruhns  and others.

  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: 20 minutes, English subtitles.

   Presentation of  Empowered Award to the well known correspondent Atia Abawi  to her brother and fiancée who are flying in to receive it.

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

Be sure and visit our amazing displays and those of our partners, get a free gift poem and look at the peace posters of Sattar.

 All free, Information: 604-526-4729

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