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World Poetry Vancouver and the Britannia Celebrate Asian Heritage Month!

Ariadne’s notes:  For the first time, we are celebrating the an ancient Chinese woman poetess: Esteemed translator and author Tommy Tao will present the featured Poetess Yu Xuanji (844) BC and the World Poetry Woven World Tapestry Team will read it in a number of languages as a signature poem. Please also see the feature poets an group poem participants.
More info in the  Georgia Straight event listing: http://www.straight.com/listings/events/761701

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Come and enjoy! 

World Poetry Canada International Youth Team Grand Opening October 13th, 1-3:30 pm!

World Poetry Youth Team Grand Opening at UBC!

The World Poetry Youth Team is expanding to  include a new chapter at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre which will meet once per month and will lead up to a World Poetry Canada International Festival in April.

World Poetry Youth Team Grand Opening!

New Chapter World Poetry Youth Team , UBC Library starting October 13th.  

World Poetry Youth Team Grand Opening Oct 13th, 1-3:30 pm, (time extended) Lillooet room , Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/

Hosts: Yilin Wang, World Poetry Youth Team Leader, Ariadne Sawyer,  MA, co-founder  and co-host of World Poetry.

First Nations Welcome: Larry Grant.

 Irving K. Barber Learning Centre ,UBC Library welcome.

Welcome by World Poetry Youth Team Leader Yilin Wang and  World Poetry Co-founder Ariadne Sawyer.

Mackenzie Yoon will be our first youth musician/singer at the event  http://www.youtube.com/user/meganekkoAeli

Featured poets: Dr. Ray Hsu, Multimedia presentation and Marc Creamore.

Music by  Philippine dance By Anita Aguirre Nieveras.

World Poetry Arts Advocate: Koyali Burman.

World Poetry Partners: Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, Ricepaper, ACWW, Vancouver Tagore Society . Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Cinevolution Media Arts, Alan Hill, City of Richmond.

Workshop, Bernice Lever: Honing Your Words. Honing Your Words — editing down words /adding words/ changing level of language or viewpoint/ all unifying  efforts for clearer, stronger poems.  20 minutes with a sample handout of a poem in 3 or more stages of edits & additions.

World Poetry Youth Team.  Special guests: Winnie Chueng and Dr. Jan Walls and World Poetry Directors.

Dates for  the new World Poetry Youth Team  Chapter at UBC,2012: 1-3:30 pm: Saturday 13 October.  Saturday 24 November 1-3pm,  Saturday 15 1-3 pm December . 2013: 1-3 pm.  Saturday 26 January  Saturday 23 February 2013  Saturday 23 March 2013. 

Open mike. Free! Come and share your creativity! 604-526-4729, ariadnes@uniserve.com  Reserve early!


World Poetry Canada International Festival News!

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World Poetry International Festival News & Events for the International Peace Festival in May.

World Poetry New Westminster Night Out  National Poetry Month 2ndAnnual Poetathon! Bring your Poems! Nonstop poetry! Break a record! Give a Gift Poem!April  25th, 6:30 pm,With our Partners the New Westminster Public Library6: 30 PM, 716-6th Avenue(Auditorium Room)New Westminster, BC, Canada.Hosts Ariadne Sawyer & Selene Bertelsen. Special guests: Dr. Ray Hsu. Timothy Shay. Pancho and Sal. Duke Ashrafuzzaman. World Poetry Reclamador Award: Tony Antonias.Poetathon : Sign up at 6:20 pm Book raffle. Refreshments. All free! Diversity & multilingual readings. www.worldpoetry.ca ariadnes@uniserve.ca

May 4, World Poetry Exhibit at Irving K. Barber Center, UBC Library) Vancouver BC.

World Poetry Poetic Necklace Exhibit, World Poetry Peace Poems, Photos and Art featured in the  at Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia http://tiny.cc/PCcf2b  A signature program of Asian Heritage Month, May 4 – May 25, 2012

Curated by  Ariadne Sawyer; World Poetry Society in partnership with VAHMS, this exhibition will present A Poetic Necklace of peace poems from around the world  and photographs from award winning photographers displayed on the walls of IKE Cafe in the UBC Library.  150 gift poems will also be available with a posted address for visitors to” a create a peace poem” and send it to ariadnes@uniserve.com Selected poems will be read on The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show and put in the  www.worldpoetry.ca site. Award Winning Photos/art by : Jaypee Belarmino, Zayra Yves, Neamat Haidari, Jesus Salgueiro, Ibrahim Honjo, Janet Kvammen, Yilin Wang, Peter Lojewski , Mamta Agarwal and Caroline Nazareno.

May 5th, World Poetry Richmond Celebrates Peace! Hosts: Peter Lojewski and Pasang Dawa Lama Sherpa( World Poetry Youth Team member, Nepal) 2:30-4:30 pm. Poet Profile by Bong Ja, featured poets, workshop. Richmond Cultural Centre.

May 23, World Poetry  Night Out Celebrates Peace!6:30 pm, with our Partners the New Westminster Public Library, 6: 30 PM, 716-6th Avenue(Auditorium Room)New Westminster, BC, Canada. Features: International Poets welcomed by local poets! Hosts: Heidi Mueller and Ariadne Sawyer.  Open mike: sign up at 6:20 pm Book raffle. Refreshments. All free! Diversity & multilingual readings
Info: 604-526-4729 www.worldpoetry.ca ariadnes@uniserve.com

World Poetry Canada International Festival!

May 25, Richmond Cultural Centre, 6:30-8:30 pm. Theme: Inspire Peace ! Opening. Welcome International visitors.  Greetings by partners. Dance by Koyali Burman, Presentation of Lifetime Achievment  award and others, readings. Light refreshments.

May 26th, Richmond Cultural Centre: 10:30 am-4:30 pm.: Theme: Achieve Peace!  Addresses by Dr. Stephan Gill and Ashok Bhargava on Peace. Poetry readings and book launches  by International poets and  local partner poetry groups. Awards, dances by Jasmine dance group. Light refreshments in the afternoon. World Poetry Youth Team will host  Achieving Peace, an interactive panel.

May 26, Theme : Celebrate Peace!  This will be a special dinner seating at 6:30 pm. Please specify (chicken or vegitarian)  Meet and with the international poets and guests from several countries,  network, read your  poetry,  buy books from the book launches, listen to music and dance!

The Executive Hotel right across from the Quality Hotel. Hours 5:30 pm-1 am.  Cost for  Meet the Interantional poets celebration including dinner: $35.00 or special: two tickets for $60.00! Get your ticket now at the shopping cart!  For more information, contact ariadnes@uniserve.com

If you want to buy  tickets or sponsor a poet with a ticket,  we will send you a thank you World Poetry Certificate.

 We will have  an empowering, harmonious and peaceful festival!

World Poetry in kind Sponsors and partners:  Exclusive Media Sponsor: CTV.  Print Sponsor: 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)

*These are  Sponsors and partners in kind, we do not receive any money from them, only services in kind.*  However, their help is gratefully appreciated.

With support from the City of Richmond.