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Welcome to the World Poetry Canada International Peace Poetathon!

By worldpoetry on August 8, 2013 - 11:51pm

Welcome to the World Poetry Canada International Peace Poetathon!

The official worldwide launch will be on October 23, 2013, 6:30 pm at the New Westminster Public Library, New Westminster, BC Canada as part of the World Poetry New Westminster Night Out 4th annual celebration!

Empower Peace! Another WP program running on love, hope and faith!

A world-wide initiative of Peace Poems, writings, art, readings, music and dance will surround the Earth, focusing on peace, for a year. If proper records and statistics can be kept, we will then apply to the Guinness Book of Records.
◾Fill out the registration forms to become an event organizer, record keeper, or a statistician.
◾We welcome individuals, groups, associations, companies, organizations to join our Peace Connector Team. Help heal our planet and ourselves!
◾Use your imagination to create the best event possible! All that focus will make a difference in the world.
◾Some examples of events: ◾a poet in the wilderness of Alaska, reading peace poems to his sled dogs,
◾an astronaut reading a peace poem on the space station, a Peace Poetry party for friends and neighbours, school programs-the sky is the limit!
◾ryour imagination to come up with exciting ideas, projects and events!

Griot, a must see film coming to VIFF!

By worldpoetry on September 19, 2012 - 2:05pm

Ariadne’s note: The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show is honoured to interview the stars of Griot on Tuesday, September 18th, 9-10 pm,on CFRO, 100.5 FM by phone from New York and Montreal. To hear this wonderful interview CLICK HERE!

The film and a one time only special concert is coming to the Vancouver International Film Festival. The concert is presented in association with : Griot Senegalease kora and western trumpet coming to Vancouver to a special live concert performance on Friday, Sept. 28, 9:15 pm start at the Vogue Theatre. World Poetry has one pair of tickets for the concert. The first one who sends an email to will receive two tickets to this special event. On this site we have broken a record-2,065 visitors for Tuesday! Thank you Yaman for the promotion.

Griot for a preview.

Special Presentations

(France, 2012, 82 mins, HDCAM)

Mandinka, French, English, Wolof

World Director:Volker Goetze

PROD Volker Goetze CAM Sanne Kurz EDS Victor Kanefsky, Volker Goetze MUS Ablaye Cissoko, Volker Goetze PROD CO Weitblick Media

Vancouver, BC,Sep 27 06:30 pm Empire Granville 7 Cinemas Theatre #2
Sep 30 01:30 pm
Vancity Theatre @ VIFC

Presented in association with:

WorldPoetry Proudly Presents Award Winner Richard Doiron from Canada!

By worldpoetry on August 17, 2012 - 10:43pm

Richard Doiron

“Hi Ariadne. A few notes on things…

World Poetry Proudly Presents Mike Mountain and Bob Westfall from Canada!

By worldpoetry on August 12, 2012 - 10:56pm

Ariadne wrote:The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show will welcome the Westfall Mountian Band in a live interview on August 14th from 9-10 PST. You can listen live at or wait until wedesday for the link on this site. They are amazing musicians!

Mike Mountain and Bob Westfall have been playing together under the name WESTFALL MOUNTAIN since the winter of 2009. They are fans of each others’ music, and that got things started. Two guitars, two vocalists, and one harmonica. They consider their music to be Folk-Rock with a Country edge. They’ve played The Heritage Grill in New Westminster numerous times, as well as the Railway Club and a one day tour of Gambier Island for a Cancer benefit. They also have a regular gig at Astral Connections in North Delta, as well as Renaissance Books in New Westminster. Mike and Bob both have solo albums as well which you can find on i-tunes, and have recently recorded the first WESTFALL MOUNTAIN album, also released on i-tunes.

Find WESTFALL MOUNTAIN on Facebook. Link to Facebook:!/pages/Westfall-Mountain/191417094253166?sk=info Link to Westfall Mountain videos:

World Poetry Proudly Presents Yaman Saleh!

By worldpoetry on August 11, 2012 - 9:43am

Ariadne’s note: We would like to thank Yaman for the promotion of this site through social media. He has done an amazing job. Yaman, our greatest thanks!

Since we are all volunteers, it is hard to find the time and the knowledge to do promotion. Also, I would like to thank the thousands of people who have viewed our site. It is a work of love for me and my goal is to make it the best it can be.
If any of you want to be a feature, become a member or join our various projects for peace and harmony, you are most welcome.
I also would like to thank Heidi Mueller for her help and support in setting up this site and helping whenever needed.

“Yaman is a value-investor, and published poet / author. He’s always been a writer, but poetry dawned upon him suddenly at the beginning of 2011. He found himself rapidly writing poem after poem, till he decided to publish them in one book. He has a Masters in Telecommunications. He’s travelled most of the world. Yaman loves God, above all. He enjoys different kinds of sports and the outdoors, including hiking. His favorite reading subjects are astronomy/cosmology, personal investing, fine poetry, metaphysics, and history. He lives in Richmond, BC- Canada, with his loving, supportive wife, Hunada, two daughters and two sons.”


World Poetry Proudly Presents Bernice Lever from Canada!

By worldpoetry on July 24, 2012 - 11:59pm

World Poetry Westminster Night Out is honored to welcome Bernice Lever as she launches her new book “Imagining Lives” July 25th at World Poetry Night Out July 25: 6:30 pm at the New Westminster Public Library, (World Poetry Partner) 716-6 Avenue (AuditoAriadne’s Note: World Poetry New rium Room) New Westminster, BC . She will also be featured on the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show on July 24th at 9 pm, PST. You can listen live at or wait until the link is up on the 25th. CLICK HERE to listen to Bernice on the Radio Show! Also, an e-poem by World Poetry Youth Team Leader, Yilin Wang. When you click on the show, you will hear a song from the previous show first.

Bernice Lever

A poet, freelance editor and workshop leader, Bernice Lever, enjoys Bowen Island life. Her 10th poetry book is “Imagining Lives”, Black Moss Press, 2012. She edited WAVES magazine, 1972-1987.
Bernice’s travels let her to read poems on 5 continents. Her grammar & composition CD is “The Colour of Words” .
A World Poetry Lifetime Achievment Award Winner, Bernice is
active in many writing organizations, she is delighted to hear and help other writers. Bernice gets “high” on words.

Peace Holiday

Just a clean surface
on everything and everyone
to be noticed and absorbed
as the first time -

World Poetry Proudly Presents an Award to Neamat Haidari from Afghanistan!

By worldpoetry on June 24, 2012 - 9:21pm

World Poetry is honoured to present the talented poet, photographer and filmmaker Neamat Haidari with a Empowered Filmmaker Award for his talent and quest for peace. He is a fine example of the Afghan youth who work tirelessly to present an alternative persceptive on Afghanistan, one of talent, culture and abilities. World Poetry also works to present positive images and support of this country that has been through so much.

Neamat writes: “Hi Ms. Ariadne Sawyer and World Poetry,
I want to cut down on my words and say: peace is the shine of first daylight which precedes the glow of prosperity.

I am really thankful to you for providing the chance to the youth generation by launching such momentous festivals which give them the opportunity to reveal and display their talents through poems and pictures.

I do not actually have the ability to thank you in a way that you deserve. This occasion has really encouraged me to put more tenacious steps towards my peace goal for the world especially for my hometown Afghanistan.

Thanks NH”

Brief Film Bio of the Afghan Filmmaker and director Nematullah Haidari.
Nematullah Haidari was born in Afghanistan Kabul 1981, He graduated from high school in Iran Tehran, now he is studying political science at Mashal Institute for higher education.

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival 2012 A Great Success!

By worldpoetry on June 17, 2012 - 9:19pm

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 Canada International Peace Festival Main Events:, 2012! All welcome!

By worldpoetry on May 14, 2012 - 10:53pm

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Main Events:

Wednesday, May 23, 6:30-8:30 pm, New Westminster Public Library, our honoured partner, New Westminster Public Library, 716-6th Avenue (Auditorium
Room) New Westminster, BC. First Nations Welcome by Sharel Wright, daughter of New Westminster Chief Rhonda Larrabee. Featured poets: Richard Doiron, Doc PenPen, Dr. Stephen Gill, Yoshifumi Sakura and Kimberly Tsan. Three book launches, raffle and a welcome cake! All free. Info: 604-526-47729
1.Inspire Peace! May 25, Richmond Cultural Centre, 6:30-8:30 pm, Grand opening: First Nations Welcome by Roberta Price. Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer, MA and World Poetry Directors. Achieve Peace May 26, 10:30 am-4:30 pm. Book launches, readings. Free! International & National Poets from different countries. Celebrate Peace! May 26, 6-11 pm dinner, music by Rene Hugo Sanchez, meet the poets, readings and fun! Dinner: $35.00 each or 2 for $60.00. Info: 604-426-4729.
2.GENERATION ONE, a signature program with World Poetry at Irving K. Barber Center, UBC Library) Vancouver BC. A signature program.

World Poetry Lifetime Achievment Award Winners Present and Past! WP Canada& International Peace Festival!

By worldpoetry on March 13, 2012 - 11:14pm

World Poetry is honoured to announce that Richard Doiron of Moncton, N. B. will receive the 2012 World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival May, 25, 2012.

The Festival, Inspire, Achieve, Celebrate Peace-One Step Closer will be held at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 100-7700 Minoru Gate,
Richmond, BC, International poets from eight different countries plan on attending. A free gift e- anthology of Peace Poems will be available on

This is an honour for Richard in part for his amazing body of written work, an estimated 40,000 poems,17 books including two novels and two biographical works as well as the Acadian song “Mon Acadie”. The other reason the award was granted is for his humanitarian work with “those whose voices may not be heard”, helping to build respect and understanding for the human condition. On Wednesday, March 7, at 7 P.M., at the Moncton Public Library The Moncton Public Library,644 Main St., Suite 101,Moncton, Website: This is a precursor to the May 25 event in Richmond, B.C., a special event is taking place to recognize his lifetime of writing poetry

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