Please register at www.worldpoetry.ca and bring a poem on peace, a story about peace, a song, or a dance! Bring a story or read from the Jack Layton book, edited by the well known Penn Kemp on April 11th! Space is limited for all events, so please register early! This is the first time World Poetry has had documentaries sent to us. With the help of Cinevolution, two out of eight were chosen for viewing. Come and see these interesting films at this exclusive showing. Directors contacts if interested. For those who cannot be there in person, please send good thoughts for peace. Join hosts Yilin Wang, Ariadne Sawyer, and World Poetry Directors.
April 4, Grand Opening - 7-9 pm First Nation welcome. Official World Poetry Peace E-Anthology launch! One step closer to peace. Dance to the delightful music by Rio Samaya Band (Pancho and Sal) and enjoy the beautiful Jasmine dancers. Watch the World Poetry Exclusive Short Afghan Film: “Silence” by Afghan Youth Poet Sharif Saedi. (Poster available) Light refreshments. Location: Peace River Room (Rm 261), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
April 11,7-9 pm - Cross country tour: Penn Kemp: Jack Layton, Art in Action. Poetry readings: Trevor Carolan, Ruth Hill and others plus international guests. Bring your stories about Jack Layton, poems and thoughts. We acknowledge the support of the League of Canadian Poets, the Guild of Canadian Playwrights and the Canada Council for the Arts. Location: Lillooet Room (Rm 301), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
April 20, 1-4 pm - Wanda John-Kehewin “In the Dog House”, published by Talon Books. Music/ poetry presentation by Japanese composer Yoshifumi Sakura, Afghan film: the Broken destiny of Poetry by Rahmat Haidari and Sajia Hussain (documentary on a young Afghan woman poet and her struggles to survive and write. Navaho flute music by Angelo Moroni and poetry readings. Join the World Poetry Peace Poetathon official launch as it flows around the world bringing a focus on peace with supportive peace connector partners. Location: Lillooet Room (Rm 301), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Display Exhibition: April 4-30th - Peace Posters by Sattar Saberi, Doc PenPen, Jaypee Belarmino and poets, M&M, World Poetry and partners. Volunteers are needed. Awards to international guests and local empowered poets.
Partnerships for this event include: Exclusive Media Sponsor CTV, Cinevolution, Ricepaper Magazine, Vancouver Tagore Society, Signature Partner: Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (VAHMS), explore ASIAN, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC, www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/ The JasmineDance Club, Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop, TAN, the Afro News and the City of Richmond. Website for more information: www.worldpoetry.ca