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World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival 2013!

By worldpoetry on December 10, 2012 - 11:40pm

We are excited to announce the Third World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival in 2013 at the magnificent Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia!

The Festival is hosted on the historic University of British Columbia. To learn more about this campus, visit their virtual campus tour.

The events will take place in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre complex. To learn more about the venue, be sure to visit their website. Click here to print a map of the campus

UBC is located in Vancouver, British Columbia – one of the most desirable cities in the world. Whether your interest are in nature, history, art or just fine dining – Vancouver has plenty to offer for you. For more information visit the Tourism Vancouver website

Our Theme for this Festival: Inspire Peace!

The Festival will feature:
1.International guests, local poetry groups, community partners, dancers, musicians, filmmakers and multimedia.
2.Display tables, Poetic Necklace display at Ike’s Art Gallery April 4-30th.
3.Extra event: World Poetry Youth Peace Poetathon World Wide.
4.The World Poetry Canada International Month, April 4-30th with our partner the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
5.World Poetry National Poetry Month Peace Display plus the large display cases in the library, April 4-30th
6.Gift poems!

Main events subject to change:

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival 2013!

By worldpoetry on December 10, 2012 - 11:40pm

We are excited to announce the Third World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival in 2013 at the magnificent Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia!

The Festival is hosted on the historic University of British Columbia. To learn more about this campus, visit their virtual campus tour.

The events will take place in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre complex. To learn more about the venue, be sure to visit their website. Click here to print a map of the campus

UBC is located in Vancouver, British Columbia – one of the most desirable cities in the world. Whether your interest are in nature, history, art or just fine dining – Vancouver has plenty to offer for you. For more information visit the Tourism Vancouver website

Our Theme for this Festival: Inspire Peace!

The Festival will feature:
1.International guests, local poetry groups, community partners, dancers, musicians, filmmakers and multimedia.
2.Display tables, Poetic Necklace display at Ike’s Art Gallery April 4-30th.
3.Extra event: World Poetry Youth Peace Poetathon World Wide.
4.The World Poetry Canada International Month, April 4-30th with our partner the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
5.World Poetry National Poetry Month Peace Display plus the large display cases in the library, April 4-30th
6.Gift poems!

Main events subject to change:

World Poetry News: at UBC!

By worldpoetry on December 3, 2012 - 10:24pm

World Poetry News: We had our second World Poetry meeting at UBC, Saturday, November 24, World Poetry Youth Team Celebration,1-3pm, Lillooet room ,301, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/
World Poetry Youth Team Hosts: Yilin Wang, World Poetry Youth Team Leader and Anita Aguirre Nieveras, MA, Educator and professor, author of several books.

Jim Wong-Chu is a poet and editor. A nationally recognized and founding member of the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop, he is the writer of a number of published works of poetry, including Chinatown Ghosts (Arsenal) He had two meetings with us and gave us lots of helpful suggestions as well as doing an exceptional reading from his book.

Features: Israel Mota, poet, actor and musician, Spanish host of the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show.

Jacqueline Maire, World Poetry Life Time Achievement Award Winner, 2012 and author of Your Last Brainwaves, published by World Poetry Publishing.

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 www.coopradio.org 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

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. www.colourofwords.com

Peace Holiday

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

World Poetry Canada Youth Team Yilin Wang!

By worldpoetry on January 12, 2012 - 10:23pm

Welcome to the first of our World Poetry Youth Team Interviews. Please go to www.worldpoetry.ca to listen to Yilin Wang reading her poetry in English and Chinese on the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show. Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer (English) and Oparin Ortiz (Spanish) Featured Canadian Musician on tour: Susan Cogan from Salt Spring Island, www.susancogan.com New CD: The Fields of Friendship. Talented E-poet: Julie Corrigan from Prince Edward Island.

Yilin Wang is a Generation Z writer and journalist studying at the University of British Columbia. She loves using her poems to weave lyrical tales, play with language, and advocate artistic pursuits. She is a member of the Word Poetry Youth Team and read her poetry at 6 events in 2011, including at the World Poetry International Festival and Word on the Street Vancouver. Her fiction, poetry, articles, and reviews have been published in Youthink Magazine, What If? Magazine, and Canadian Newcomer Magazine, as well as in anthologies and on websites. As a freelance journalist, she specializes in interviews and profiles of creative professionals, successful youths, and Canadian immigrants. Currently, she is working on a magic realism novel for young adults and a collection of short stories. You can read her thoughts about the creative process and learn more about her work at yilinwriter.wordpress.com.

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