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World Poetry Canada International Celebrates World Peace Day, September 21!


Poster by Ceri Naz.

World Poetry Celebrates Peace!

The World Poetry Cafe featured the first group of poets on World Peace Day. Poets and  their beautiful poems for peace. A lovely opening poem by Mamta.

Ahn Bong Ja, Canada, Katherine L. Gordon,  Canada, Dr. Hadaa Sendoo, Mongolia, Honey Novick, Canada, Richard Doiron, Canada, Carol Knepper,  Canada, Dr. T. Ashok Chakravarthy, India, Mahinour Tawfik, Egypt, Yioula Ioannou Patsalidou, Cyprus, Danny Teller, China, Daniel de Culla , Spain,  Fernando Jose Marti­nez  Alderete, Mexico.

Phone in: Selene Bertelsen and Jemma Downes, Canada.

To hear this special Radio show! CLICK HERE!

We would like to thank the many poets who sent poems and also created different events in their countries, villages and towns.

The second group will be read on September 28th and will be notified.

Peace connectors, peace advocates , peace promoters are needed every day to help bring balance to the world.

Two of the many special projects for World Peace day:

 Our great thanks to Ceri Naz and her students from the Philippines. Peace thanks them!


Poster by students in the Philippines.

Thanks to Vani Pradeep from India for her poster and banners plus her motivational work for World Peace!

Also on the show : super tech ,Victor Schwartzman reading some of the poems, World Poetry theme music, Circle of Blue by World Poetry Music Advisor and Ambassador to Japan: Yoshifumi Sakura and The Offering by Mary Youngblood. First Nations.


World Poetry Celebrates International Women’s Day!


World Poetry celebrated International Women’s Day  with Empowered Women and Unsung Heroes!  Despite some tech difficulties, a great time was had by all.

We send our respect, love and caring to all the women of the world and a tribute to all the men who are unsung heroes, supporting and caring for the women of the world.



Videos of the event, thanks to the Video Guy, Unsung Hero Ken Adler:

Here is the youtube video playlist link to last night’s WPO event held @ the NWPL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlK1FubxTgqpyIjg0qAWJR4bzEBeJGKvd


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

World Poetry Family

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)