WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation
online forums, and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Lara Sookoo - Toronto, ON
Tonia Kalouria - Lorain Ohio USA
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
Marilyn Edwards - Langley, BC
Fisher-Odjig - Acton, ON
Raymond Miot - Verdun, QC
Michael Morris - Burnaby, BC
Her Excellency the
Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
Mary Anne Lonergan
Mary Anne Lonergan
John Jansen de wal
Renée Von Paschen
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
SEEKING Writers -
Stephen Gill is seeking writers for An Anthology entitled:
Critical Responses to Stephen Gill.
Deadline is July 15, 2011
Each contributor will receive a complimentary copy.
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
The 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize
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
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
May 2011 -
Lot of great poetry activity has been going on
including poets getting their works published and promoted.
We have lots of activity happening with
local Federations so be sure to check the calendar for dates
and times, or get in touch with local groups.
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!
SELLING YOUR BOOKS ONLINE
With so many poets getting their works
published, I wanted to assist you in how to sell your books online.
Many people are making the mistake of only having the books they
have listed on one page with a buy now button - however this is a way
NOT to sell them. Promote every book separately. Having them on one
page is fine - just don't promote that page. Think commercials - one
product sells at a time - that is how you promote effectively.
Not only is this good for buyer attention span - it is good for your
title with Google.
Every book you have should have it's own domain name which
is the title of your book. Even if the site is one page it
should completely focus their attention on just ONE thing - falling
in love with, and buying your book! That is why commercials work - focus on one thing only.
It should talk about the book from the perspective of what's in it
for the reader. Not about you and why you wrote it.
ie. This book will transform the way you look at the simple
pleasures of life so that all things are renewed for you. And should
continue on for quite a while about this. You have to think about
the benefits to the reader.
Then you talk about you, your story, your accolades, your
credibility if it applies.
Then you have a BUY NOW button.
If you REALLY want to make it an easy decision, build in value by
offering 'free gifts' if they buy today. This won't be something you
ship, it is something you provide by a download page and link.
For example: Free Bonus Gifts valued at $29
- Free bookmark (if you ship yourself)
- ebook version of Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass
- find an inspiration quote or picture
- Link to an inspiration video
For my poetry book I gave away reports that linked to my topic. Some people
buy because the perceived value of the bonus gifts is more than the cost
of the book. Sounds dumb - but that is why infomercials work so well.
Where do you get free stuff to give them - www.Gutenberg.org - EVERYTHING up there is up for grabs. It is expired copyright
materials. Search poems, poetry, writing poetry, anything that fits your topic.
Search google for poetry resell rights. Sometimes you have to pay a
small fee but you can give it away over and over again.
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 Fort Lauderdale
at Women's Event luncheon and my
own Power of 3 event
* Spoke in Boston at my own
* Spoke in Scottsdale,
Arizona at own event
* Spoke in Denver at own
* Spoke in Clearwater Florida
at own event and Connections Convention as a keynote speaker
* Keynote speaker for United
Shoe Retailers Association
* Appeared on Fox TV for 30
* Appeared in Mode Lifestyle
* Just booked speaking
engagement for UK and France
* Nominated for Entrepreneur
Leader of the World Award
launched her new book "Bruised but unbroken"
in the 22nd World Congress of Poets in
3rd prize for her poem "Turning Tide" from the Dr William Henry
Drummond poetry contest
a literary tour to India visiting campuses
of colleges and universities for his book
her book "Moonlight Fairy Tales"
an Honourable Mention in the William Henry
Drummond Poetry Contest for her poem "Raven
Has My Number"