By worldpoetry on December 27, 2011 - 7:48pm
Welcome to our First World Poetry Newsletter at www.worldpoetry.ca We wish you a Happy Holiday and a great New Year. This newsletter is the first of a series that will be posted every two months as time permits. I hope to give you features on upcoming events, World Poetry Member Canada and International News, book reviews and articles.
World Poetry Newsletter #1.
Publisher Ariadne Sawyer, MA.
World Poetry News:
We are now a nonprofit society and are learning about the responsibilities and expanses involved. Before becoming a society we paid for most expenses out of pocket. We are all volunteers and do not receive any payment for services and most materials and awards. Our Directors are: Bong Ja Ahn, Anita Aguirre Nieveras, Peter Lojewski, Alejandro Mujica-Olea, Heidi Mueller and Ariadne Sawyer.
Membership: We welcome new members from Canada and around the world. Being a member gives you a variety of privileges and costs only $30.00 per year. Become a member by clicking the membership box on the right at www.worldpoetry.ca. There is an application form and more information about benefits.
The www.worldpoetry.ca is getting a home page in the near future. Right now the home page is the blog. We hope to add a bookstore, member news and eventually a podcast. If you want to buy World Poetry T-shirts or other items, click on the store box. World Poetry receives a small percentage for each item sold. If you want to be a featured poet or have an e-poem read on the World Poetry Café Radio Show, please send a brief bio, photo and poem to firstname.lastname@example.org The first feature is free. When you become a member, you can have three features per year. If you want to join the World Poetry Prayer and Meditation Circle, please e-mail: email@example.com
We are excited to welcome our new World Poetry Youth Team ranging in age from 10-23.They will be performing at World Poetry Events and perhaps even in other countries.
World Poetry New Westminster Night Out just celebrated our 2nd year at the New Westminster Public Library, our honored partners. We also celebrated our first year of www.worldpoetry.ca with a cake and readings by many poets. The first year of World Poetry & International Face Book Group was included in the celebration. Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at: 716-6th Avenue (Auditorium Room) New Westminster, BC. Featured poets, open mike, free book raffle and refreshments.
We want to thank all our wonderful poets, musicians and amazing volunteers for making World Poetry New Westminster such a success.
In 2012, World Poetry Richmond will begin at the Richmond Cultural Centre (our honored partners) 100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC, Canada This venue will be on the first Saturday of each month from 2:30-4:30 pm at Workshops and featured readings will be presented.
World Poetry Richmond Canada & International Peace Festival will be on May 25-26th Richmond Cultural Centre, 100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC, Canada. We have received queries from 25 International Poets and will be continuing the Peace Festival for the month of May at different locations. One of our key partners will be the Asian Heritage Month Society who will include our poets in their venues when possible and provide media coverage. This is our 10th year with Asian Heritage and our first year as a key partner. World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Richard Doiron will be receiving his award on May 25th. There will be music, dancing, poems for peace display and a panel as well as several book launches. There will be more information posted soon.
In September 2012, World Poetry Life Time Achievement Award Winner Jacqueline Maire will receive her award at the Life Celebration of Chief Dan George at the Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch) Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Next entry will be a World Poetry summary of 2011.