WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation
online forums, and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Beth Skala - Nanaimo, BC
Shirley I Osborn - Los Angeles, CA
Aline Soules - Danville, CA, USA
Kerry Lynn Parsons - Lakefield, ON
Marc Mullo - Thunder Bay, ON
Dannabang Kuwabong - Hamilton, ON
Carol J Ogden - Vancouver, BC
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
Her Excellency the
Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
Renée Von Paschen
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Maria Pia Marchelletta
Rosa Hong Chen
CALLING ALL POETS
Hey everyone. If you are a CFP Member we would like to post your poem
on the Federation of Poets blog. One poem per member per month. A
maximum of one poem will be posted per day.
what you do:
Step 1 - Send an email to:
Step 2 -
In the email body - have your poem with the title exactly how you want
it to appear.
We will then post it, and share it with the world.
Poetry Canada Back Issues are available, once
they're gone that's it.
Here is the link to any that are
CONTESTS & CALLS
DR. WILLIAM HENRY DRUMMOND
Accepting poems until March 28 2011
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
is the NEW Calendar Coordinator!
Email him at:
If you are a CFP member, this is a great way to promote your book
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
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.
a CFP Volunteer
Jan 2011 -
I don't think there
has been a greater need for poetry, as now. With so many events occurring that are changing peoples lives, with the doom and gloom of
the economy and world wide events - it is up to us to create a better
world. It is up to us to write poetry that will uplift, give hope,
energize, send love, create peace and let people know something can be
done about it. Unlike the rappers who have chosen to contribute
to the degradation of society, we will go the other way.
This year for me has already
started fast out of the gates. You can see my news below for complete
details as I completed my 2010 Power of 3 World Tour and have already
started 2011 with 5 countries.
We have lots of
activity happening with local Federations so
be sure to check the calendar for dates and times.
Reminder If you haven't
already registered to pay via paypal - it is time to renew/join using
this method so you can continue to be a part of a great
Enjoy the month and keep on
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
the Canadian Federation of Poets
Because Now You're Family!
RADIO - USE IT!
For poets, there is a fantastic promotional tool you can take advantage
of - and even better - it's free.
I have appeared on radio stations now all over the world, but unless it
is a show like Howard Stern - radio doesn't make a lasting impression -
unless it is www.BlogTalkRadio.com
- the radio show is kept on the internet forever
- you can access the show via mp3 and send it to your fans, post it on
your blog, your facebook page, tweet about it
- you can take that audio, add it to a powerpoint, and make a YouTube
vidoe out of it, and blast to all your social media contacts
It is making a huge impact out there.
Plus - there is tons of radio shows devoted to poetry where you can get
interviewed, interview others, or just read your poetry on your own
channel and build a network of listeners.
So next time you need publicity, or want to share your poetry with more
users - open up a free account on www.BlogTalkRadio.com and
Check out a free audio replay of an interview that
was done by Dolores Seright for an upcoming book she is doing on
successful women. Here is the interview:
Tracy Repchuk Interview Preview
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
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.
Third Thursday of
Every Month -
New Brunswick Federation
9362 Main St. Richibucto, NB
Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry
and short stories.
Federation Peel Region
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
Toronto Bayview Chapter
Yonge St. (short walk from Finch Subway Station)
Held in the Conference Room
of the Condo Building
Free Parking at Newtonbrook
Come and read your poetry
or short story or have it critiqued.
Contact: Maria Pia
The Albanian Writers Federation
Halifax Federation of Poets
Lansdowne Ave. Toronto, ON
10am - noon
Find out more:
2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
Every third Wednesday of each month
Contact: Donelda Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
Flavia Cosma the Language Federations
you would like to start a Federation in your own language - contact
Find out more.
Region Federation of Poets
contact Stella Ducker at
Federation of Poets
contact Maria Pia Marchelletta at
Alberta Federation of Poets
contact Wei Yin
India Federation of Poets
contact Nikhil Parekh
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.
Spoke in Edinburgh, Scotland - Dublin, Ireland,
Geneva Switzerland, Denver Colorado, Calgary, Alberta, Hollywood,
California, Dubai - Middle East, Phoenix, Arizona, London, UK, Las
Vegas, Nevada and started my 2011 world tour with now about to start my
2011 World Tour Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba - and then off to
Dubai, and Maldive Islands.
* Appeared on WorldSwiss Radio
* Nominated for Coach of the Year from the Coaching Institute
* Appeared in a movie called - Women in Business 2.0 where 12 of the
top women in the world in their field were profiled. Now available for
purchase in DVD.
* Profiled on National Women's Book Association
for my accomplishments
* Did a poetry reading and a history of his involvement
in country music and poetry on 102.7 radio which reached 23 countries
live on the air, on Nov. 2nd.
his books in the Free ebook site - and one book alone that has over
5000 pages has reached over 12,000 downloads! Now that is getting your
poetry out there - Well done Nikhil!
Here is the link to his site - you can do it too.
*The Nashwaak Review will be publishing five of
my poems in their forthcoming issue. May also have my second collection
of poetry coming out.
CFP Members ONLY
me your news, it must be in point form, but more importantly it must
have the subject line CFP news
over 1000 emails every day, so I have to be able to search by that
subject line to put them in here :)