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World Poetry Presents the Authors of the Award Winning One Great Year!

ariadne_face_halfszAriadne’s notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota welcomed the amazing and beautiful authors of the new award winning novel One Great Year, Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio.

The show was dedicated to World Poetry Empowered Award Winner  First Nations Elder Amelia Barney who passed away suddenly. The World Poetry Family mourns her passing and send blessings and love to her family and friends from around the world.

An e-poem for Pete Seeger by author Jim Hart was read and the music include works from Rene Hugo Sanchez and World Poetry Life Time Achievement Award Winner David Campbell. To listen to this fascinating show, one of our best CLICK HERE!









Rene DeFazio is an accomplished actor, screenwriter and producer with countless film and television roles and commercials and print ads to his credit. Rene wrote, directed and produced a travel show that saw him immersed in exotic locations like Kenya, Egypt and the Seychelles. His adventures and experiences as a world traveler were instrumental in creating One Great Year, his continual and tireless research and firsthand knowledge of international locations, customs, sights and smells brought this epic story to life.

Tamara Veitch is a lifelong writer, artist and mother. She attended Simon Fraser University, where she studied English and Psychology, and is a strong public speaker. Tamara worked in the fashion industry full-time for seven years while attending college; she later worked as a Special Education Assistant in a primary school before leaving to have children and launching her own mural painting business. She never stopped writing; always sure that the next great American novel was at the tip of her fingers, waiting to be released.









An excerpt from the beginning of the book:

Abridged Draft: One Great Year by Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio. Canada.

One Great Year.  The Weary Traveler.


How many lives had he lived? Maxwell Quinn could hardly count them. He had died and been reborn repeatedly; but the rise and fall of human existence wasn’t simple. It followed patterns, and those patterns repeated roughly every twenty-six thousand years. Plato had called it the “Great Year” and Quinn knew the ancient concept well. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Ages had all come before, and had descended into this dark Iron Age. Quinn searched the night sky, knowing that the precession of the stars was truly a clock. He hoped that the most difficult time in his obligation was over, give or take a few hundred years.

Quinn was not only looking for proof that the Dark Age was ending, but he was also tracking other Atitalans — Emissaries like himself from the ancient land who had been sent to guide humankind in its evolution. Many of the Emissaries were healers, musicians, scientists, artists, or teachers. They were the way-showers, laying clues for those who cared enough to seek knowledge. He could identify fellow Emissaries by their auras, a karmic code that differentiated them like fingerprints. Seeing auras was no special skill. Quinn just knew how to see.

In Atitala, Quinn’s name had been Marcus, and his Marcus-brain — a deep, ancient consciousness — was awake within him, constantly guiding, educating, and urging him to duty. Atitalan Emissaries had been sent to rebuild the world when the last Golden Age had ended. He assumed the others were active and contributing. He was confident that they, unlike him, were not floundering, disgruntled, and stoned.

For the first twenty years of his adulthood, Quinn had tried to ignore the obligation that weighed on him. He had traveled the world searching for an elusive spirit, one he had loved deeply beyond all others. Quinn’s Marcus-brain urged him to seek out his soul mate, Theron, as he had for centuries. Despite his searching, Theron had not been found — not this time, not yet.

One Great Year is the culmination of a lifetime of learning, living and loving for both the authors.. It is set for Canadian release in July 2013 [Red Tuque Books] and U.S. release in October 2013 [Greenleaf Book Group].Find One Great Year on Twitter, Facebook and at http://www.onegreatyear.com/ along with a free mini e-book.

Tamera and Rene sent us breaking  news: “We are excited to announce that the Novel, One Great Year, by Vancouver area authors Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio, will be FEATURED at the pre- Academy Awards Festivities! Our L.A. production team is presenting One Great Year in the Roger Neal, Style Hollywood Oscar Suite, from February 25th to 27th. This is the most famous gifting suite visited by celebrities and industry people in the week leading up to the Academy Awards. It is held in the Penthouse Suite of the Luxe Hotel on Rodeo Drive.


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Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio will also be appearing at the Vancouver Wellness Show from, Feb. 14-16, speaking Saturday and Sunday and hosting a booth.

Please visit www.onegreatyear.com for a synopsis of the novel, media page, author bio, reviews, free mini e-book give away (Secrets of the Ancients: The Inspirations for One Great Year) and MORE!”



Sources: Janice S. Staub, B.A., P.F.P. Tamara Veitch and Sarah Miniaci / SMITH Publicity, Inc.

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Award Winners!

Zayra Yves, featured artist

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival  is Proud to Present the 2012 Award Winners!

 World Poetry Empowered Poet 2012,  World Poetry Lifetime Achievment Winner Richard Doiron.

World Poetry Father of Visual Poetry, 2012, Doc PenPen.

 World Poetry Empowered Poet 2012. Betty Scott.

World Poetry Empowered Poet 2012. Yoshifumi Sakura.

World Poetry Empowered poet 2021, Zayra Yves.

World Poetry Empowered Peace Poet 2012, Dr. Stephan Gill

World Poetry Empowered Youth Poet 2012,  Sajia Alaha Ahrar.

World Poetry Empowered Poet 2012, Attila F. Balázs,

World Poetry Youth Poet, 2012, Samarendra Patra.

World Poetry Best Poetry (Dari, Farsi) Khowaja Abadullah Ahrar.

Special  empowered awards and medallions: 

  World Poetry Empowered poet and artist. Jaypee Belarmino,

 World Poetry Arts Ambassador, Koyali Burman,

 World Poetry Emowered Speaker Ashok Bhargava,  

 World Poetry Empowered Artist Amelia Barney, 

 World Poetry Empowered Volunteer Sharon Rowe,

  World Poetry Empowered Volunteer Coordinator Jemma Downes,

 World Poetry Empowered Volunteer Coordinator Selene Bertelsen

 World Poetry Empowed Voice of Afghan Husna S. Ahrar,

 World Poetry Empowered Afghan Filmmaker Neamat Haidari,


Award of Merit to OTUSA.TV  Manny B. Calpito Inventor/ Founder
Award of Merit to OTUSA.TV Marvin U. Mangabat President

Amelia Barney World Poetry Empowered Artist Winner, 2012 from BC, Canada.


Cedar gift flowers for visitng poets.








Ariadne’s Note: I would like to explain about the World Poetry Empowered Series Awards.

The word “Empowered” focuses on being the best you can be, letting go of  negative delusions   and allowing that bright light that we all have within us to grow.  Empowered creates a space for talents and insights to emerge and to share that beauty with the world. Elder Amelia Barney is one such example. We are honoured to present her here.

 Ahousaht Elder Amelia Barney has created the lovely cedar flowers gifts especially for the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival participants. Cedar weaving using the bark from the cedar tree traditionally was used for clothing, hats and blankets, being water proof and light. It played a large part in the traditional life of the people; the cedar has as much importance as the eagle. Cedar was also used for cleansing and had a strong spiritual aspect. The cedar bark is harvested with care and blessings.

Amelia has made these cedar flowers gifts with love for our World Poetry Family. We are deeply honoured to present these precious gifts to our National and International guests. They can take home a little bit of the proud Ahousaht First Nation  to remind them of the Peace Festival.

Background information on Ahousaht taken from the Ahousaht First Nation site:http://www.ahousaht.ca/Home.html

Ahousaht means people of Ahous, a small bay on the west side of Vargas Island in Clayoquot Sound. BC. Ahousaht can be translated to mean ‘people living with their backs to the land and mountains on a beach along the open sea.’ Ahousaht First Nation territory encompasses much of Clayoquot Sound with the village of Maaqtusiis (Marktosis Indian Reserve IR #15) being the only reserve or village site inhabited year-round. Ahousaht First Nation has 25 reserve sites within the nation’s territories, all accessible only by float plane or boat.

The traditional territories of the Ahousaht people are bordered by the Hesquiaht and Tlaoquiaht nations to the north and south respectively. These territories, within and beyond the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve, are home to an incredibly diverse ecosystem and a rare ancient temperate rain forest. The Ahousaht people have lived in harmony with these territories since time immemorial guided by an understanding of the Nuu-chah-nulth worldview, “Heshook-ish tsawalk” which means “everything is one.”

The traditional governance system of Ahousaht still exists today and is represented by three principle Hereditary Chiefs who are responsible to the Ahousaht people and the hahuulthi (ancestral territories and resources).

 Thank you for being part of our World Poetry Family!

Cedar flower and cedar earings.