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World Poetry BC , Canada Events for November and December!

Tagore Festival Poster

Ariadne’s notes: This is the World Poetry BC event calendar for November and early December 2012. Exciting news! our visitor count for today is 1,823 thanks to Yaman! For the first time we are featuring a community partner event on this site.  The Vancouver Tagore Society has been an ethical partner and we are pleased to share their poster.

 Community Partner Event: Saturday, November 17, Richmond Cultural Centre 11am-4:30 pm, 100, 7000 Minoru Gate Vancouver Tagore Society ( our honoured partner) presents: A day-long celebration of work and life of Nobel-laureate Bengali poet and World Cultural Icon, Rabindranath Tagore. Reputed scholars, multicultural poets and talented performing artists from diverse ethnic and cultural background will present works of Tagore as well as will showcase their own cultural contents, through music, dance, poetry, mini-drama, lectures, exhibits, etc. World Poetry Host Farina Reinprecht will present Koyali Berman in a short workshop and also in an interpretive dance with Ariadne Sawyer reading in the poem The Banyan Tree in a 30 minute segment. World Poetry is honoured to be part of this important celebration.http://www.coopradio.org/events/west-coast-tagore-festival

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World Poetry Chapters:
Saturday, November 24, World Poetry Youth Team Celebration,1-3pm, Lillooet room , Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/ World Poetry Youth Team Hosts: Yilin Wang, World Poetry Youth Team Leader and Anita Aguirre Nieveras, MA, Educator and professor, author of several books. Features: Israel Mota, poet, actor and musician, Spanish host of the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show Jeremie Marion,  Métis poet. Dr Warren Stevenson, Professor Emeritus of Romantic Literature at UBC Manolis Aligizakis, English and Greek, author and publisher. Open mike. Workshop:  Creative Dreaming Tools for Your Art.    Use creative dreaming tools including day dreaming interactive workshop to enhance your creative work and bring forth new talents and abilities. Poets writers, musicians, dancers and film writers will benefit from this workshop. Ariadne Sawyer MA, Creative Consultant  has worked with poets, novelists, artists, musicians , filmmakers and writers to achieve their creative goals in classes, workshops and individual work. 30 minutes, handouts included. Please register early to ensure a space. Donations for World Poetry gratefully accepted.

Wednesday, November 28 World Poetry Night Out, “Sharing the Holidays Celebration!” Bring a story about a holiday/tradition that you have experienced , a poem and food (from your tradition or country). Hosts: Jemma Downes and Selene Bertelsen, Book exchange. Raffle. Open mike. Please request a featured spot early at ariadnes@uniserve.com.New Westminster Public Library (our honoured partners),  716 6th Avenue. New Westminster, BC. 4th Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm. Featured poets. Special events, open mike. book raffle, refreshments, free, all are welcome. 604-526-4729. * No event in December.

Saturday, December 1, World Poetry Richmond, 2:30-4:40 pm. Richmond Cultural Centre, 100, 7000 Minoru Gate,( Fabric Room)  Richmond, BC.   Poets Across Borders a reading with visiting hosts and poets from Washington State and World Poetry Poets.Possible social at a restaurant after 4:30 pm..  Bring $2 each to pay for the room. 604-526-4729 ( World Poetry is a Richmond Registered Arts Group)

Farina Reinprecht World Poetry Featured Poet from Canada!

Farina, Rita and Avamana at WP Festival

Farina is a person of color and a survivor of the Apartheid regime in South Africa. Farina lived in “hiding” for over a decade due to her cross-racial “marriage” considered illegal, Farina knows only too well the significance of racism and the ongoing adverse consequences and legacies of inequity, which include low self esteem, frustration, anger, disease and violence. In frustration she turned to the silent but effective mode of communication – the arts. Her extensive volunteering and activism led to her appointment to the B.C. Advisory Council on Multiculturalism in 2002.

Farina is a self-taught visual artist and poet inspired by fellow artists! She has facilitated free form visual art workshops—paper sculpture with a “creative twist; delivered workshops on immigration and settlement challenges, multiculturalism, culture conflict and youth violence, sharing stories of her own plights and self-help initiatives. Her interests in the arts extended to participating in popular theatre workshop development. In 2006, she was one of the emerging artists selected to celebrate Mosaic’s 30 Anniversary, a partnership initiative with the Vancouver East Cultural Centre.

Love of Mankind

Love is an action
A deliberate action
t is a conscious decision
To Act in Love
Love endures
For self and others
Love is sacrifice of self
While maintaining self- love
Love looks to every Soul
At nothing but the Soul
It is to look beyond…
To see the essence of each individual
Love calls on us to release mindsets
Prejudices and judgments
Love begs.
Reign in Ego the punk!
Calls on us to accept color, creed and all cultures
Love must continue
When we are unwilling
Filled with dread
It is to persevere when we are most reluctant
Love charges on through confusion
Of rioting emotions
Love is like a javelin thrown
Makes it’s mark
Fear of Love may be our barrier
Fear of goodness our terror
Yet, only Love conquers All.

Farin Reinprecht (C)