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My Father is an Afghan Man. Happy Father’s Day by Alaha Ahrar.

By worldpoetry on June 18, 2013 - 2:27pm

Ariadne’s Note: This letter from Alaha Ahrar, one of our World Poetry family is full of wisdom and history. It is a moving tribute to her Afghan father and to all fathers on this day.

My Father is an Afghan Man

Happy Father’s Day

Today many Americans celebrate Father’s Day. As I Think of such an amazing day, I start remembering all the kindness, love and support that my father has given to all of his children during very tough situation in Afghanistan to this day.

I always try to inform as many people as I can about the generosity, courage and magnificence of Afghan men. Most people all over the world are very good at judging and generalize the issues that many countries face. As a result, many people have negative stereotypes about Afghan men. They believe that all Afghan men cut the nose and ears of their wives and daughters or that they imprison or kill their wives, or that they do not allow their female family members to go outside their houses or that they do not let women to get an education.

All Afghan men are not evil or cruel!

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 International and National Guests! May 25-26th 2012!

By worldpoetry on April 27, 2012 - 12:18am

World Poetry is proud to present the International and National Guests for the World Poetry Peace Festival! Be sure to hear them May 25-26 at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 100, 7000 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC. Poems and artwork at the two WP Peace Necklace Displays at UBC, May 4-25th. Free events. Hear and meet selected international and national poets at World Poetry New Westminster , 6: 30 pm, May 23 at the New Westminster Public Library. 716-6th Ave (Auditorium Room) New Westminster, BC, Canada.

Celebrate Peace! Meet and Network with the International Poets at the Celebration Gala, May 26, 6pm-11pm. Buy a celebration ticket,$35 per person and two for $60 which includes a gourmet dinner , share poetry and celebrate Peace at the The Executive Airport Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC www.excutivehotels.net is across from the Quality Hotel where most of the International visitors will be staying. Hours 6 pm-11 pm. Celebration including dinner will be $35.00 or 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 as a thank you, a World Poetry Certificate or a World Poetry Membership good for a year!

List of International and national guests coming:

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival International and National Guests! May 25-26th 2012!

By worldpoetry on April 27, 2012 - 12:18am

World Poetry is proud to present the International and National Guests for the World Poetry Peace Festival! Be sure to hear them May 25-26 at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 100, 7000 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC. Poems and artwork at the two WP Peace Necklace Displays at UBC, May 4-25th. Free events. Hear and meet selected international and national poets at World Poetry New Westminster , 6: 30 pm, May 23 at the New Westminster Public Library. 716-6th Ave (Auditorium Room) New Westminster, BC, Canada.

Celebrate Peace! Meet and Network with the International Poets at the Celebration Gala, May 26, 6pm-11pm. Buy a celebration ticket,$35 per person and two for $60 which includes a gourmet dinner , share poetry and celebrate Peace at the The Executive Airport Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC www.excutivehotels.net is across from the Quality Hotel where most of the International visitors will be staying. Hours 6 pm-11 pm. Celebration including dinner will be $35.00 or 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 as a thank you, a World Poetry Certificate or a World Poetry Membership good for a year!

List of International and national guests coming:

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