By worldpoetry on February 29, 2012 - 6:41pm
World Poetry National and International Participants, (visa permiting) for the World Poetry Canada& International Peace Festival, May 25-26, 2012. Send your peace poem for the World Poetry Peace E-Book which will be free on site in our new e-book section. Register to celebrate peace with us!
Here is the list of participants planning to attend the World Poetry Canada & International Festival, Inspire, Achieve, Celebrate, One Step Closer to Peace… at the Richmond Cultural Centre, May 25, 26 2012. There will also be other WP venues during the month of May.
Richard Doiron, World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2012, poet/author. Journalism graduate from New Brunswick, He has been published 47 years, 42 of those as a poet. Estimated 1000 poems published to date. Twice nominated for the Governor-General’s Award. Work read at the United Nations University for Peace (2000). Twice published alongside the likes of the Dalai Lama, by invitation. Author of 17 books in total, including two novels and two biographical works. He will be receiving his award on May 25at the World Poetry Canada& International Festival.
By worldpoetry on November 7, 2011 - 10:16pm
Ariadne’s note: “On behalf of World Poetry Canada & International,we want to welcome Alaha to our wonderful World Poetry Youth Team which is being built to spread the concepts of respect, honour, love and peace to the world. We are honoured to have her on our strong team of young poets.
We are fortunate to be in Canada where our World Poetry Society is welcomed by so many people and groups.
Our love and good wishes go out to the youth of Afghanistan who will be working with World Poetry to create dignity and peace.”
Ariadne Sawyer MA, President of the World Poetry Reading Series Society,
Here is the letter from Alaha:
Dearest Ariadne Sawyer hello,
“Thank you very much for all your hard work and for connecting and encouraging peace and unity worldwide. I admit that I lack enough words to express my acknowledgements and gratitude to the International World Poetry, Canada.
My full name is Sajia Alaha Ahrar, but everyone knows and calls me Alaha Ahrar. I am an international student from Kabul, Afghanistan at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia. I am a triple major student. I am majoring in Human Rights, Political Sciences and International Affairs and I am also going to obtain the Middle Eastern Studies Certificate.
By worldpoetry on June 11, 2010 - 9:36pm
Welcome to a special radio show June 15 with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea.
9-10 pm, Pacific Standard Time, Tuesday. CFRO, 102.7 FM or live: www.coopradio.org
Featured guest: Vancouver author Jeffrey Armstrong with his upcoming book launch for Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar ~ Ancient Wisdom for a New World. Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar Book
Also featured a special e-poetess, the talented Alaha Ahrar originally from Afghanistan, with a poem on peace. Look up her Facebook page!
Add a winning poem from Oneal Walter’s Women’s Inspirational Contest by Kimberlee Edgecombe, the amazing music of feature John Zeretzke from our 2010 partners Ankh Entertainment (firstname.lastname@example.org) and you have a wonderful show.