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World Poetry Celebrates EVELYN BENSON from Canada!

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and co-host Neall Ryon were honoured to welcome the talented and amazing storyteller and genealogy quester Evelyn Benson on December 3, on CFRO 100.5 FM. CLICK HERE to listen to this fascinating show of stories and the poetry of Poet Laureate Emeritus  Don Benson.

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Born at New Westminster B.C. in 1934, Evelyn Sangster Benson is the youngest daughter of former Mayor J. Lewis Sangster. The Sangster family has deep roots in the Royal City reaching back to 1894.   Evelyn’s husband of 62 years, Don Benson, is New Westminster’s Poet Laureate Emeritus.

Evelyn’s first book is a Best-seller in New Westminster:  “A CENTURY IN A SMALL TOWN – One Family’s Stories”.  Evelyn has been gathering oral history most of her life and her remarkable memory allows her to retell stories told TO her in her childhood years by her grandparents, parents and other kin.  As a high school teacher, she realized how interested her students were as she related stories from “the olden days”.  Urged by her students to “write a book”, Evelyn put it off until she realized her 80th birthday was on the horizon.

Now, at speaking engagements, Evelyn urges others to put their family’s stories and anecdotes down in written or recorded form for the generations to come.  Her enthusiasm is an inspiration to her family and to other Seniors. Her book won the “Best book of 2013 Award” from the Genealogical Society of British Columbia.

Evelyn says she is almost ready to launch “A CENTURY IN A SMALL TOWN – More Family Stories”.

Special invitation to our “Three in One “World Poetry Anniversary!

Happy Birthday World Poetry!


You are invited to our “Three in One” World Poetry Anniversary!

If you can’t be there in person, please send good thoughts, poems and wishes! 

World Poetry Night Out Second Anniversary!
www.worldpoetry.ca  First Anniversary!
World Poetry Canada & International Face Book Group First Anniversary!

October 26, 2011, 6:30 pm wirh our partner:  New Westminster Public Library, 716-6th Avenue (Auditorium Room) New Westminster, BC. Canada.

Welcome by New Westminster Chief Rhonda Larrabee
Hosts Ariadne Sawyer, MA and Heidi Mueller.

Features: New Westminster Poet Laureate Candice James. New Westminster Poet Laureate Emeritus Don Benson.  Poet Laureate St. Thomas Alejandro Mujica-Olea.

World Poetry Partners: Jasmine Dancing Club, The Vancouver Tagore Society, Backroom Theatre Club, Alan Hill and others.

Open mike: 1 page poem each for or to World Poetry. Sign up at 6:20 pm.
Celebration Cake and poem  from Tony Antonias, Refreshments, Book Raffle.

All free! Please come and help us celebrate!
Info: 604-526-4719 or ariadnes@uniserve.com