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World Poetry Youth Team Grand Opening , October 13th update!

World Poetry Youth Team Opening hosts




World Poetry Youth Team Grand Opening!

Hosts Yilin Wang, World Poetry Youth Team Leader and Direct. Ariadne Sawyer, World Poetry President and co-founder.
A great start to our new venue at UBC! www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/
A beautiful large room with round tables and large windows, thanks to Allan Cho who has given us a new home at UBC.

The First Nations Elder Larry Grant gave a moving welcome as well as a bit of an historical overview. Moving and inspiring letters were read from the World Poetry International Youth team members, Samarenda Patra, Alaha Ahrar and supporter Jaypee Belarmino  as well as letters from the PremierMackenzie Yoon, (http://www.youtube.com/user/meganekkoAeli) performed her moving songs to a receptive audience.  World Poetry Lifetime Achievment Award Winner, editor and educator Bernice Lever gave an informative workshop on editing. Our partners, VAHMS Winnie Chueng shared a message on her phone from Dr. Jan Walls, explained about ancient Chinese poetry and read a poem of her own. The Vancouver Tagore Society with Raihan Akhter mentioned the relationship between World Poetry and the Tagore Society and read a poem,  new community partners, Cinevolution Film and Media Ying brought greetings and spoke of future collaborations with poetry and multimedia presentations.

The incomparable Dr. Ray Hsu gave a unique reading on the letters of congratulations.

Thank you all and I am glad you found us!

We are building toward the World Poetry Canada International Festival in April. Ideas for display cases, the art gallery and outreach to students at UBC, the lower mainland and around the world are most welcome. Poets, writers , musicians, filmmakers, dancers, actors and others are more than welcome to join with us.

Our great thanks to Sion Kang, assistant to Allan Cho from UBC who was so helpful and helped make the event go smoothly. The next World Poetry Youth event will be on the  24 November 1-3pm Lillooet room, 301 (go through the Commons Rooms) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/


World Poetry Poetic News from Around the World!

World Poetry Poetic News

Ariadne’s note: Each month we will share with you World Poetry Member News, awards, books and special events.

Yilin Wang, World Poetry Canada Youth Team Leader has been published in her first  anthology Fault Lines Poetry, issue one, edited by Anthony Pfannenstiel. www.faultlinespoetry.com  Her poem, How to Survive a Vancouver Riot was the only poem from BC and Canada to be accepted. Yilin’s accompanying photograph was on  display at the World Poetry Poetic Necklace , a month long display for the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival, at the Irving Barber Learning Center at UBC in May  2012. Congratulations Yilin!


Indira Kala Sangit University (IKSU) officially established the Centre for Stephen Gill Studies on April 21, 2012 in an impressive gathering of
intellectuals.  The gathering was chaired by the Vice Chancellor,
 Professor Dr. Mandvi Singh.  She called it a historical move of  the university to
establish this centre for scholars to pursue their higher studies on
 Stephen Gill.

Professor Dr. Tiwari, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Head of English
Department,  said that in the world of today the creative work of Stephen
Gill occupies a meaningful place. His epical poem The Flame that is about maniac messiahs, and his novel The Coexistence that provides a blueprint to live and let live,  will be read and analyzed  again and again by readersand literary critics.  Those who are working and plan to work at the higher level on the creative contributions of Stephen Gill will find this centre as one stop gateway for their myriad  scholarly needs on the university

 Samarenda Patra wrote: Hello friends,here is a sample of accolades that I’ll be receiving from India Book of Records . It was founded by Biswaroop Roy Chowdhry in 2004 who himself is a Guinness world record holder for having born with a super fast memory…. 🙂 🙂 🙂 ♥ ♥ with Ariadne SawyerVassiliki MandalouMichael Kwaku Kesse SomuahDimitris P. Kraniotis 🙂

India Book of Records


World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival – A Great Success!

Some of the peace festival family.

(Photo credit by: Ceri Naz taken by the volunteer Freddy)

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival  2012 A Great Success!

World Poetry is excited to report a wonderful and inspiring festival with poetry exhibits, talented International and National poets, speakers and dancers. The World Poetry Youth Team with interim leader, Kimberly Tsan hosted an interactive  panel which was praised by all.  275 gift poems were given out at the exhibitions and as gifts to the public. At the New Westminster Public Library on May 23rd, 46-53 people welcomed the poets with a lovely cake, book launches and readings.

The main event was at the Richmond Cultural Centre, May 25-26 with the three themes of Inspire, Achieve and Celebrate!

A World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award to Richard Doiron and the Empowerment Series Awards to the International poets visiting from Japan, India and other countries. Over 152 people attended during the two day festivities.

In addition, there were two Poetic Necklace Exhibits, one from May 4-28 at the University Of British Columbia Library, Vancouver, BC and one at the Richmond Cultural Centre, Richmond, Canada, May 25-26th.

World Poetry would like to thank the World Poetry Directors who co-hosted with World Poetry Reading Series Society President, Ariadne  Sawyer, the wonderful World Poetry volunteers and the help of committed partners and sponsors. A special thanks to the City of Richmond for their help and to UBC for the Poetic Necklace display. Also, great thanks to Roberta Price who did the First Nations welcome and so many who joined together to make the festival the best ever! Heidi Mueller, our empowered webmaster also received an award.

So many poets and supporters from around the world wrote notes of good wishes, support and love. There was such an outpouring of kindness and love that a number of attendees said that they had never experienced such a feeling of bonding and support.

World Poetry in-kind Sponsors and Partners: Exclusive Media Sponsor: CTV.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) World Poetry gratefully acknowledges the support from the City of Richmond.

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival is Proud to Present the 2012 Award Winners!

World Poetry Father of Visual Poetry, 2012, Doc PenPen.
World Poetry Empowered Award, 2012, Roberta Price.
World Poetry Empowered Webmaster 2012, Heidi Mueller.
World Poetry Empowered Poet 2012. Betty Scott.
World Poetry Empowered Poet 2012. Yoshifumi Sakura.
World Poetry Empowered poet 2021, Zayra Yves.
World Poetry Empowered Peace Poet 2012, Dr. Stephan Gill
World Poetry Empowered Youth Poet 2012, Sajia Alaha Ahrar.
World Poetry Empowered Poet 2012, Attila F. Balázs.
World Poetry Youth Poet, 2012, Samarendra Patra.
World Poetry Best Poetry (Dari, Farsi) Khowaja Abadullah Ahrar.
Special empowered awards and medallions:
World Poetry Empowered poet and artist. Jaypee Belarmino.
Empowered musician Rene Hugo Sanchez
World Poetry Arts Ambassador, Koyali Burman.
World Poetry Emowered Speaker Ashok Bhargava.
World Poetry Empowered Artist Amelia Barney.
World Poetry Empowered Volunteer Sharon Rowe.
World Poetry Empowered Volunteer Coordinator Jemma Downes.
World Poetry Empowered Volunteer Coordinator Selene Bertelsen.

World Poetry Empowed Voice of Afghan Husna S. Ahrar.
World Poetry Empowered Afghan Filmmaker Neamat Haidari.

 Awards to partners and sponsors:  CTV Exclusive TV Sponsor, TAN The Afro News, Alan Hill and the City of Richmond, Jasmine Dance Club, The Vancouver Tagore Society.  Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society and the UBC Library, Simon Barber Centre.

World Poetry Lifetime award winners:Passing of the torch, 2011-2012