First Annual Literary Festival – Canada’s Best 2012 Awards: March 24







The 1st Annual Literary Festival
Writers International Network
Saturday, March 24, 2012
12.30 PM to 4.30 PM
Richmond Cultural Centre/Library
7700 Minoru Gate Richmond, BC

The event brings together writers of diverse backgrounds and genre to develop better appreciation and fuller awareness of the art of creative writing. The objective of this event is to provide an opportunity to network, socialise and to recognize talent.


More info:
Call Ashok Bhargava

Invocation and welcoming address
Ashok Bhargava
Featured Poets/Writers
Candice James, Bonnie Nish, Manolis Aligizakis, Eva Waldauf, Sylvia Taylor, Meharoona Ghani, Bernice Lever, Michelle Rickaby, Bernice Lever, Theresa Chevalier, Ben Nuttal-Smith, Patricia Donahue and Alejandro Mujica-Olea
South Asian features
S.P. Dwivedi, Suresh Kurl, Ehsan Choudhary, Inderjit Sidhu, Madhu Varshney, Mankajee Shreshtha, Surjeet Kalsy and Hardev Sodhi “Ashk”
Open Mic
Bonnie Quan Symons, Avia Mana, Farina Reinprecht, Angela Edwards, Ibrahim Honjo, Una Bruhns, Sho Wiley, Patricia Donahue, Jacqueline Maire, Lilija Valis, Selene Bertelson and Ceri Naz
Award Presentations
Evelyn Lau, Joanne Arnott, Brajinder Dhillon, Ariadne Sawyer, Manja Basi, Bong Ja Ahn, Timothy Shay, Janet Kvammen, Fauzia Rafique and Alan Hill
Readings by Award Recipients
Evelyn Lau, Joanne Arnott, Brajinder Dhillon, Ariadne Sawyer, Manga Basi, Bong Ja Ahn, Timothy Shay, Janet Kvammen, Fauzia Rafique and Alan Hill
Lucia Gorea and Reese McBeth

Tagore Dance by Arno Komalika
Award Presentations
Snacks and Socialize

For more information
Ashok Bhargava 604-327-6040
Lucia Gorea 604-441-0169
Alan Hill 604-276-4391

Poetry Around The World – Van Feb 11/12

You are kindly invited to

Poets and Writers of the New Millenium

Founder and host: Lucia Gorea

Saturday, February 11, 2012
3:30pm until 5:30pm

Featured poets:
Manolis Aligizakis
Alex Winstanley
Anita Aguirre-Nieveras
Ludwik Porc
Jessie Stainton

Followed by Open Mic

Free event. Refreshments.

See you Saturday!


New Reading Group in Surrey – meeting Fri Nov 25

Surrey Muse, a new reading and presentation group, begins with its first meeting this Friday Nov 25 featuring a guest author, a featured poet, and a featured playwtight. Each 15-20 minute presentation will have ten minutes of discussion. Refreshments will be followed by an Open Mic.

The group meets every Fourth Friday of each month except December.

Surrey Muse – First Meeting
Friday November 25, 2011
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Room 418
City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Guest Author: Susan Crean
Featured Poet: Manolis
Featured Playwright: Sana Janjua
Host: Valerie B.-Taylor

Open Mic

Free event
Donations welcome

Web Page:

Next meeting: Friday, January 27, 2012

World Poetry Anniversaries – New Westminster Oct 26

You are invited to our ‘Two in One’ World Poetry Anniversaries!
World Poetry Night Out Second Anniversary!
First Anniversary!
World Poetry Canada & International Facebook Group. Year 1.
October 26, 2011
6:30 pm
With our partner New Westminster Public Library
716-6th Avenue (Auditorium Room) New Westminster, BC

First Nations Welcome
New Westminster Chief Rhonda Larrabee.
Ariadne Sawyer and Heidi Mueller
New Westminster Poet Laureate Candice James
New Westminster Poet Laureate Emeritus Don Benson
Poet Laureate St. Thomas Alejandro Mujica-Olea.
World Poetry Partners
Jasmine Dancing Club, The Vancouver Tagore Society, Backroom Theatre Club, Alan Hill and others.
Open mike
1 page poem each for or to World Poetry. Sign up at 6:20 pm.

Celebration Cake from Tony Antonias, Refreshments, Book Raffle

All free! Please come and help us celebrate!

Ariadne Sawyer, MAPeak Performance Plus

World Poetry New Westminster Night Out is back! Oct. 28th!‏

October 28
6:30 PM
With our Partners
The New Westminster Public Library
716-6th Avenue, Auditorium Room
New Westminster, BC

Ariadne Sawyer, MA and Anita Aguirre Nieveras
New World Poetry Ambassadors:
Jemma Downes & Selene Bertelsen
England & the Orkney Isles.
Tony Antonias
Jacqueline Maire
Alan Hill
Joe Ruggier

Open mike
1 page poem each.
Sign up at 6:20 pm.

Free raffle
Multicultural, multilingual readings

More information
Ariadne Sawyer, MA
Peak Performance Plus
Check out our new AS program!

From Franci’s Poetry Email List.

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