Festival: The World Poetry International Festival–Richmond–May 14-15


Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15
10:00am – 5pm
The World Poetry International Festival
Richmond Cultural Centre
100-7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC

The World Poetry International Festival is bringing together international poets and local multicultural poetry groups. There will be a First Nations welcome, dignitaries, music and a proposed Gala on Sunday night. Each selected international poet will present their poetry, launch a book, or read a paper. An International Peace prize will be presented. Local poetry and writers groups are also presenting.

BC First Nations Coast Salish welcome: Roberta Price
Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea & World Poetry Committee.
Proposed international Poets: Dr. Rita Malhotra, Husna Sidiqi, Mr. Khawaja Abdullah Ahrar, Yoshifumi Sakura, Dr. Hadaa Sendoo, Miss Alaha Arhar.
Featured Canadian Poet and presenter: Bernice Lever
Welcome by BC Multicultural Poetry Groups.

International Peace Award presentation to Ariadne Sawyer.
Iranian Daf Music: Renowned Kokehi family.
Jasmine’s Dancing Club.
Youth Panel.
Includes the World Poetry Gala Dinner
6:30 pm
Mad Greek Restaurant
7260 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC 604-278-9598
$30 per person.
Meet the poets, good food, and great company.
Reserve in advance.

Please contact Ariadne Sawyer
Contact: Ariadne Sawyer
Telephone: 604-526-4729
Email: ariadnes@uniserve.com
Wesbsite: www.worldpoetry.ca

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