WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Lois MacDonald - Whitby, ON
Michael Dyet - Brampton, ON
David MacLean - North Van, BC
Suzanne Hunter - Calgary, AB
Poetry for Life Project
Marilyn Edwards - Langley, BC
Fisher-Odjig - Acton, ON
Raymond Miot - Verdun, QC
Michael Morris - Burnaby, BC
John Corvese - Burlington, ON
Miller - Chicago, IL
Fotios Panos - Greece
Paulos Ioannou - Toronto, ON
Marjorie Bruhmeller -
Rena Nauen - Israel
Susan Tearoe - Greenwood, BC
Caroline Harriet - Ladysmith, BC
Martin Hayter - Victoria, BC
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
John Jansen in de wal
Mary Anne Lonergan
Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews
Neil Harding MacAlistair
Maria Pia Marchelletta
Rosa Hong Chen
The next and last issue of Poetry Canada is coming
It has the interview with Priscila Uppal - Griffin
Poetry Short List finalist.
This will the last edition, and I will come up
with easier ways to get the word out through article distribution in the
newsletter, and teleseminar recordings of interviews you'll find
It will contain the Priscila Uppal interview, Spirit Youth Award
Winners, Book Review, articles and poetry.
Back issues are available, once they're gone that's
Here is the link to any that are left.
Poetry Canada Archives
CONTESTS & CALLS
from Neil McAlister
Open until June 30, 2010
Go here for details
CALLING All Artists -
How would you like your art on the cover of our anthologies Credit and 2 free
copies plus get free promoted.
Send a .jpg or .gif for review - even better is if you have a link to a
We promote FREE contests, if you have one, let us know and we'll let
everyone else know.
SPREAD THE WORD
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:
CHECK OUT THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
NEW Calendar Coordinator!
Email him at:
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.
Over 20 benefits including a great community of friends.
UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE
FEDERATION OF POETS
Canadian Federation of Poets
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
A great organization that is a Federation affiliate is:
The Emily Isaacson Institute
Have you checked them out?
THE POETRY OF... ANTHOLOGIES
Enter them ALL!
The call is open for 3 anthologies.
The Poetry of
CHECK THEM ALL OUT!!
April 2010 - The Poetry month where we continue to expand, share our joy
with words, and spread our passion through poetry.
Remember we have lots of activity happening with local Federations so be
sure to check the calendar for dates and times.
Remember we have to have all members move to an
automated payment system - ie. paypal - no more cheques can be
processed. If you haven't already done this - it is time to
renew/join using this method so you can continue to be a part
of a great organization
Enjoy the month and keep on creating :)
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
IMPORTANT NOTICE !!
You will see below in member news I am
leaving on a 6 week International Speaking Tour
- so will be unavailable during this time.
However, Cheryl Xavier our National Coordinator will be handling all CFP
Activities during this time.
You can reach Cheryl at:
If you have an emergency and specifically need me you will need to file
a support ticket with my service at:
I will be monitoring these while I am away.
Join the Canadian Federation of Poets
Because Now You're Family!
The Poetry of
Enjoy the journey.
For only $35 for an
entire year, your news can appear here, on our blog, your items
can be added to our CFP Shop, and there are tons of promotion
opportunities. Go here to find out more:
That's exposure to over 3500 subscribers.
UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE
Are you a CFP member and write articles? Send them in too. They
can be considered for this newsletter or posted to the CFP blogl. That is free publicity
and promotion whether you are a poet, editor or publicist. The articles
should be how to, tips and tricks, getting published type. Anything that
helps a poet take their craft to the next level.
Timothy's World Coffee
321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON
Contact: Saskia Maddock
Open mic event for all members, non members and Federation
Affiliate members to participate in.
of Every Month - 7pm
New Brunswick Federation
9362 Main St. Richibucto, NB
Contact: Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.
Peel Region (Brampton/Mississauga).
Last Friday of every month starting at 6:00p.m. at the
Courtneypark Library Branch (upper lounge
reading area) at Mavis and the 401,
730 Courtneypark Dr. W
Contact: Cheryl Xavier
The Toronto Bayview Chapter
5791 Yonge St. (short
walk from Finch Subway Station)
Held in the Conference Room of the Condo
Free Parking at Newtonbrook Plaza.
Come and read your poetry or short story or
have it critiqued.
Contact: Maria Pia Marchelletta
The Albanian Writers Federation
Halifax Federation of Poets
222 Lansdowne Ave. Toronto, ON
10am - noon
Find out more:
Albanian Writers Federation
2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
Every third Wednesday of each month
Contact: Donelda Kent at email@example.com
Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
Flavia Cosma the Language Federations Coordinator
If you would like to start a Federation in your own
language - contact Flavia
Find out more.
Durham Region Federation of Poets
contact Stella Ducker at
Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
contact Donna Thompson
Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
contact Wei Yin
India Federation of Poets
contact Nikhil Parekh
Check out all the details on the calendar
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 -
Heading to London, UK to speak
at Social Media Summit on the impact this has on
turning everyone into a journalist, and gives us all
a voice - 2 back to back shows over 2 weeks
* Heading for International speaking tour in
Australia - where I will hit cities each week such
as Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. I will be
away for a total of 6 weeks and bringing my family
with me for this amazing experience. I will have
racked up 44,815 miles with this one trip alone, and
will hit 100,000 travel miles this year.
Lucia Gorea -
Record Certificate, from the Limca Book of Records
"Being the 1st Indian Poet to be Goodwill Ambassador
to the International Goodwill Treaty for World Peace
- GoodwillTreaty.org" .
* Ranked 17th out of 500 of Top
Poets in the World on Poem Hunter.com
World Poetry Lifetime
Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution
to the world of multicultural literature.
The Anniversary Gala will
be held at the Vancouver Public Library in
Vancouver, Canada, on April 26 from 6:30 p.m. to