Ariadne’s Notes: On August 1st, the World Poetry Cafe radio show, CFRO 100.5 FM, welcomed the exceptional Ruth Kozak to the show at 1 pm PST! We were lucky to have her on the show since she is leaving at the end of the month for Greece , Wales and time permitting, Crete. Ruth read several poems and part of of her beautiful volumes on Alexander the Great, the Shadow of the Lion. When she was on our last show, she described an (imagined) encounter with Alexander the Great which seemed magical and real to me. I hope she sees him again on the trip. The show also featured e-poet ,Paramananda Mahanta from India and Egyptian filmmaker Tarek Mounib, Free Trip to Egypt. Also a new story by Sharon Rowe for her second book!
On behalf of the World Poetry Team, celebrating our 21st year on the air, we wish Ruth a wonderful trip filled with knowledge and joy.
Ruth Kozak researched her historical novel SHADOW OF THE LION while living in Greece. Published in UK by www.mediaaria-cdm.com, in two volumes: BLOOD ON THE MOON (2014) and THE FIELDS OF HADES (2016) the story follows the events after the death of Alexander the Great. The full novel, SHADOW OF THE LION is also now available on Amazon Kindle. Ruth is a travel journalist and her aKindle e-book ATHENS AND BEYOND was published by Hunter Publishing U.S. Ruth instructs writing workshops in New Westminster and Vancouver. She is a member and president of the BC Travel Writers Association, member of Royal City Literary Arts and hosts the bi-monthly series “In Their Words”.
Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe, CFRO 100.5 FM, welcomed the creator of Kindness Films, Tarek Mounib and his new movie Free Ticket to Egypt . He called in at 1:30 pm PST to talk about his new film which will be featured at Vancity Theater in Vancouver, August 4, at 6:45 pm followed by a Skype Q and A with him.
I was so impressed with the amazing work that Tarek is doing to bring people from diverse backgrounds together through his film and site. Coming up in September is Take The Pledge found on the site. I encourage everyone interested to go to the site, see the movie and do what you can to help the world to heal and to make a difference.
Also on the show was Ruth Kozak reading poems from one of her books about Alexander the Great. Sharon Rowe of Big Bessie fame had a new story and the e-poem by Paramananda Mahanta from India read by Victor Schwartzman.
Free Trip to Egypt takes audiences on a remarkable journey, in which an unlikely group of travelers to the Middle East find themselves transformed by the power of human connection.
Tarek Mounib, a Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur living in Switzerland, is troubled by a world that seems ever more divided and polarized. In response to increasing levels of anger and hatred towards “the other” on American social and broadcast media, he resolves to reach out to the very people who fear his culture, with an intriguing idea.
With the aim of trying to build mutual understanding, Tarek travels across the United States in order to find Americans who feel threatened and offer them a Free Trip to Egypt.
#PLEDGETOLISTEN TO “LOOK ME IN THE EYE” Inspired by Free Trip To Egypt, musicians Glen Philips and Jason Karaban come together for inspirational new song.