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World Poetry Celebrates National Aboriginal Month! 

World Poetry Celebrates  National Aboriginal Month! 





Celebrate with us!

June 28, 6:30-8:30 PM New Westminster Public Library, 716, 6th Avenue

Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Wanda John-Kehewin













Welcome Chief Rhonda Larrabee

Poet Laureate: Alan Hill,  Candice James , Poet Laureate Emerita.

Tony Antonias

Music: Lavana La Brey

National Aboriginal Month with a Tribute to Vera Manuel

Book Launch Ahn Bong Ja

Book Launch Herb Bryce

Woven Word Tapestry Poem, How I First Came to Know Myself by  Vera Manuel

Open Mic

Free raffle

Food, Refreshments. Bannock by Wanda!  Cake!

Information: www.worldpoetry.ca  604-526-4729

Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Wanda John-Kehewin

World Poetry Celebrates Lavana La Brey from Canada!

Ariadne’s Notes:

The World Poetry Café  Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Deborah  L. Kellymwere honored to  have presented the lovely and multitalented, Lavana La Brey on Thursday, May 18,1-2 pm on CFRO 100.5 FM. Also an e-poem from Russia by Viacheslav Kupriyanov and one from Brazil by the new World Poetry member  Carmen Lucia Hussein. We now have 94 countries that listen in on a fairly regular basis. To HEAR THE SHOW CLICK HERE!







Lavana is a songwriter, artist and poet who has a flare for trying new things. She also, along with John Preston have a used bookstore called Renaissance Bookstore in New Westminster, BC, Canada. They have been in business for 20 tears and still have a love for books They consider books to be great assets to society- the wonderful authors bring so much entertainment, comfort and knowledge to all. Her favorite poet, singer, songwriter is Leonard Cohen . Source: RCLAS Writer of the Month.

During the fascinating  interview Lavana read her lovely poetry , sang songs and talked about the bookstore and how people are starting to come back to books instead of electronic devices. Also, in their store, children’s books and the classics are popular.

Visit their shop at 7128-12 St. or http://www.renaissanceebookstore.com/

Don’t miss this exciting show! CLICK HERE!

 For a past interview with Lavana and her husband, John : https://worldpoetry.ca/?p=6541

World Poetry Proudly Presents Renaissance Books, New Westminster, BC, Canada!

Ariadne’s note: World Poetry hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Moto welcomed Lavana and John La Brey, owners of the popular Renaissance Bookstore in New Westminster. A fascinating interview  about the world of bookstores , community and our relationship with books.   Music by Westfall Mountain Band , Ablaye Cissoko and Volker Goetze. E poem by Nasima Yasmin from Bangladesh : Regards for You.

To hear the radio interview, CLICK HERE!


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Lavana writes:
“Renaissance Books offers a welcoming environment for book lovers as well as artists. The store offers additional shelf space for books, from the trendy to the obscure. You will find used, out-of-print, hard-to-find books and new local authors books. We stock 130,000 titles, so you will be able to track down just about any book. Whether you locate what you want in our store or in our E-bay store, you will find that our selection is unparalleled.

Shelf space has doubled for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, and also Arts & Crafts. The ever in demand Romance section has grown to incorporate space for Paranormal Romance and Romantic Suspense. We have now enough room to set-up sections based on popularity and demand from our customers.

Our new store also offers space for customer amenities.

A coffee bar where we serve Lattes & Cappuccinos with seating sections throughout the store to relax while completing your book selection.

A safe place to sell your books and to hold book launches/signing and above all meet your friends.

We are particularly fired up by our after hours concepts in live music, poetry readings, and arts and crafts workshops.  We have the desire to make Renaissance Books a place where writers, musicians along with artists can get together and connect in a creative environment.

John and Lavana hope to see good old friends plus new shoppers at our new store on 6th Street between Columbia and Carnavon.  After all, it’s something of a renaissance for Renaissance Books.”

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