May 25, Richmond Cultural Centre, 6:30-8:30 pm. All free!
Theme: Inspire Peace ! Grand opening with First Nations Welcome. Awards for International visitors. Greetings by partners. Dance by Jasmine dancers, Presentation of Lifetime Achievment award to Richard Doiron, readings. Light refreshments.
May 26th, Richmond Cultural Centre: 10:30 am-4:30 pm.
Theme: Achieve Peace! Addresses by Dr. Stephan Gill and Ashok Bhargava on Peace. Poetry readings and book launches by International poets and local partner poetry groups. Awards, dances by Jasmine dance group. Light refreshments in the afternoon. World Poetry Youth Team will host Achieving Peace, an interactive panel.
May 26, Theme : Celebrate Peace! This will be a special dinner seating at 6:30 pm. Please specify (Fraser Valley Chicken Breast or vegetarian) Meet and with the international poets and guests from several countries, network, read your poetry, buy books from the book table, listen to music and dance!
The Executive Airport Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC www.excutivehotels.net is across from the Quality Hotel where most of the International visitors will be staying. Hours 6:o0 pm-11 am. Meet the Interantional Poets Peace Celebration including dinner will be $35.00 or two tickets for $60.00! Get your ticket now at the shopping cart! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to buy tickets or sponsor a poet with a ticket, we will send you as a thank you, a World Poetry Certificate or a membership!
Looking forward to an empowering, harmonious and peaceful festival!
World Poetry in kind Sponsors and partners: Exclusive Media Sponsor: CTV. Print Sponsor: TAN-The Afro News. Partners: Signature partner: Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, The Vancouver Tagore Society, Jasmine Dance Group, Canada Council for the Arts, The Writer’s Union, Rice Paper Magazine, The Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop, The Airport Quality Inn Hotel, Aboriginal Writer’s Collective West Coast. Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia (UBC Library)
*These are Sponsors and partners in kind, we do not receive any money from them, only services in kind.* However, their help is gratefully appreciated.