Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
       April 2008

In This Issue


Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada

Featured Book

Volunteers of the Year

 CFP Events

Member News

Contests & Calls

Spread the Word!

 

 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Be sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums, and check out the member biography section to find out more about each.

New Members:

  • Luminita Suse - Gloucester, ON
  • Karen Haffey - Toronto, ON
  • Frederick Mundle - Dalhousie, NB
  • Michael Cotterell - St. Lazare, QC
  • Brian Collinson, Oakville, ON
  • Najah Shuqair - Sarnia, ON
  • Kathryn Shirley - London, ON
  • Kathi Truscott - Windsor, ON
  • Karen Shivley - Mt. Prospect, IL
  • Oneal Walters - Etobicoke, ON
  • Skidmore, Valcourt, QC
  • Luik-Rossi - Milano, Italy
  • Maria Pia Marchelletta - Toronto, ON
  • Sandra Johnson - Winnipeg, MB
  • Anna Kapungu - Toronto, ON
  • M Gayle MacDonald - Moncton, NB
  • KK Srivastava - India
  • Bernard Edwards - Toronto, ON
  • Jacqueline Harrison - Burlington, ON
  • Regis Auffray - Chilliwack, BC
  • Maurus Cappa - Willowdale, ON
  • Terry St. James - Montreal, Quebec
  • Debbie Ouellet - Loretto, ON
  • David Brydges - Edmonton, AB
  • Pamela Mordecai - Toronto, ON

  • Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
    C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
    Governor General of Canada


     Renewals:
     
  • Josephine Stone
  • Deanna More
  • Tony Tremblett
  • Amir Hasham
  • Rosalind Patricia Eagle
  • Jim Greenwald
  • David Fraser
  • Karen Cole
  • Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews
    Linda Dowd
  • Fenna Schaapman
  • Bonita Summers
  • Sylvia McGrath
  • Norma West Linder
  • Clark LaPointe
  •  

    POETRY CANADA
    SHIPPED

    The next issue of Poetry Canada has been sent and should be on your doorstep... and contains some powerful interviews, including one person who appeared on Oprah 6 times.  Dream big!
     

    Poets Featured include:

       * Kim Cope Tate - Switzerland
       * Cheryl Antao Xavier - Canada
       * Daryl Sneath - Canada
       * Charlotte Ann Zuzak - Canada
       * Xelanire - Canada
       * Mark Miller - Australia
       * Kim Christensen - Denmark
       * Christopher Barnes - UK
       * Alison Pearce - Australia
       * Russell Salamon - California

    Rhyming Contest Winner:
       * Bridget Coubain - Canada

    9 Ways to Transfor Your Poetry
       by Suzan Wiener

    Interview with Daphne Rose Kingma
       by Tracy Repchuk

         Get your copy today!

    A reminder that for only $9.95 USD for the full year, you can get a look at over 15 editions and always the current edition of Poetry Canada in PDF format. Get all the great information from 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 - for one LOW PRICE! ORDER TODAY and get started right away!

    Get your PDF subscription today!
    Poetry Canada Magazine

     

    CONTESTS & CALLS
     

    Check out the current contests:

  • Poetry Canada Tribute to Friendship Contest

  • Rhyming Poetry; where the winner of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine and get a free copy! Call now open.

  • We promote FREE contests, if you have one, let us know and we'll let everyone else know.

    SPREAD THE WORD
  • Federation of Poets

    Proudly display the CFP logo on your site, and let us know, and you'll be  automatically entered into a contest where you can win a free ad in Poetry Canada.  Link to: http://www.federationofpoets.com

    Winner of the Federation of Poets proud promotion contest is Nikhil Parekh!

    Contest will be repeated and winner announced next year.




    CALENDAR COORDINATOR

    Betty Dobson of Halifax, Nova Scotia is the Calendar Coordinator!

    If you are a CFP member, this is a great way to promote your book launches, appearances, and check out contest calls and events.

    If you are a CFP member, or a CFP Affiliate Organization feel free to submit your events to us. It is a great way to easily increase attendance. Send your information to: Calendar Coordinator: Betty Dobson
     

    CFP MEMBERSHIP      
    BENEFITS

    Over 20 benefits including a free subscription to Poetry Canada magazine, contest and anthology benefits.

    JOIN TODAY! 

    UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE

     
    FEDERATION OF POETS

    Canadian Federation of Poets
    2431 Cyprus Avenue
    Burlington, ON L7P 1G5


    Happy Poetry Month!

    This is our month so be sure you are being as active with your poetry as you can be.

    Spread the word that poetry is alive, and critical to the social fabric of society.


                Join the Canadian Federation of Poets
                      www.FederationofPoets.com
                            It's money well spent!


                        LAST CHANCE FOR SOME! 
        
    The call is open for all 10 anthologies. 
                              The Poetry of (TM) ....
               
    www.thepoetryof.com
                                 World-wide Call

         Check them all out, and submit to any that speaks
         to you.   The Poetry of...

                             Enjoy the journey.

    Tracy Lynn Repchuk
    President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets

    Member

         VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR

    The Canadian Federation of Poets runs on volunteer power, and I am grateful for everyone that gives their time, support, and promotion efforts. Throughout this past year I would like to give recognition to some very special people that keep the wheels turning every day.

    George Arnold - National Coordinator

    George Arnold is the Oakville Federation Chair, Burlington Co-Chair, Oakville Arts Council representative, and has won the CFP Poet of the Year 2 years in a row. George is a vital member of the CFP, and the only awarded lifetime member.

    George is responsible for the success and expansion of the CFP in Canada with respect to the operation and growth of Federations/Chapters throughout the country.

    Betty Dobson - Calendar Coordinator and Editor of Poetry Canada magazine

     

    Betty Dobson is an award-winning, published writer and the owner of InkSpotter Publishing. As a longtime volunteer, she donates her time and her talents to causes close to her heart, including adult literacy, AIDS awareness, and the prevention of violence against women.

    Betty is responsible for updating the online calendar with CFP, member, and editor of Poetry Canada magazine.

    Find out more at: http://inkspotter.com/

     

    We are always looking for help, if you would like to join our volunteer team, go here and check out our list of positions.

    Become a CFP Volunteer

     CFP MEMBERSHIP      
    BENEFITS

    Over 20 benefits including a free subscription to Poetry Canada magazine, contest and anthology benefits.

    JOIN TODAY! 

    UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE

    THE POETRY OF... ANTHOLOGIES

    FOR SOME THIS IS THE LAST CALL!

    Enter them ALL!
        
    The call is open for all 10 anthologies. 
           The Poetry of (TM) ....
    www.thepoetryof.com
       World-wide Call

    CHECK THEM ALL OUT!!
    Marriage
    Relationships
    Food
    Birth
    Children
    Love
    Peace
    Seasons
    Spirituality
    Travel

     

    CFP EVENTS
     
  • First Tuesday of Every Month - 7pm
    Oakville Federation Critique Night

    Contact: George Arnold
    Timothy's
    World Coffee
    321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON

    Bring some of your work for critiquing and work-shopping
     
  • Third Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
    Oakville Federation
    Contact: George Arnold
    Timothy's World Coffee
    321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON


    Open mic event for all members, non members and Federation Affiliate members to participate in.
     
  • Third Wednesday of Every Month - 7pm
    Halifax Federation of Poets
    Mollyz Diner
    2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
    Every third Wednesday of each month
    contact Donelda Kent
    at doneldak@federationofpoets.com

    Last Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
    New Brunswick Federation

    Pizza Delight
    9362 Main St. Richibucto, NB
    Contact: Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
    Rebecca@federationofpoets.com
    Admission: Free


    Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.

    *** NEW ***
    Brand New Federation Peel Region (Brampton/Mississauga)
    Last Saturday of every month starting at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Glen Residences,
    6515 Glen Erin Dr., Mississauga.
    ON
    Peel Region Federation
    Contact: Cheryl Xavier
    CherylX@federationofpoets.com
    Admission: Free
     

  • Durham Region Federation of Poets
    contact Stella Ducker at StellaD@federationofpoets.com

     

  • Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
    contact Donna Thompson at: DonnaT@federationofpoets.com
     

  • Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
    contact Wei Yin at: weiyin@federationofpoets.com

    NEW** India Federation of Poets

    contact Nikhil Parekh at: nikhilp@federationofpoets.com
     


  • Check out all the details on the calendar

  • CFP MEMBER NEWS

    If you are a CFP member with exciting news, let us know.  Send an email with the news in it, and a subject line of CFP Member News.

    Tracy Repchuk -

    * Successful appearance at World Internet Summit Australia

    * Mark Joyner just released a product which contains my bestseller interview and interviews with other 9 bestselling authors and the secrets to how we all made it Bestseller Secrets Revealed!

    Mel Sarnese -

    * Launching her new book this May entitled Leper's Cave on May 25th, in Cobourg, ON.  See the calendar for more details.

    Flavia Cosma -

    Bonita Summers -

    * Appeared on CHYR.FM York University radio reading from Woman with the Flying Mind and upcoming book Digging Up the Bones.
    * Interview with Writer's Manual
     

    FEATURE BOOK
    Oneal Walters
    The Age Begins

    Biographical in a series of ground-breaking stories vivid like pictures written in poetic form. This book displays my lust and my love; it’s a transformation from “playful” depictions to intense literary portrayals. This book is a must read for women who are seeking love for the first time or wanting to re-examine and strengthen the way they think about love. This book is a must read for women who are in relationships that are draining and damaging. It’s an outlet that allows women to see the terrible pains caused from non-growing relationships. This book provides women with a path into love!

    Get closer to True Love.