WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Jodie Lindley - Ancaster, ON
David Cross - Fergus, ON
Jan Savory - Burlington, ON
Virginia K Muller - Fort Pierce, FL
Saskia Maddock - Oakville, ON
Pat Newson - Comox, BC
Ron Gildart - Vancouver, BC
Bernice Lever - Bowen Island, BC
Eoin O'Brien - Charlottetown, PEI
Janet Reid - Iroquois Falls, ON
James Quinn - Mississauga, ON
Morgan Balanaser - Oakville, ON
Luminita Suse - Gloucester, ON
Karen Haffey - Toronto, ON
Frederick Mundle - Dalhousie, NB
Michael Cotterell - St. Lazare, QC
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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
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Governor General of Canada
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The next issue of Poetry Canada is completed
and shipped. If you didn't get a copy, you may
need to renew.
Look for it soon. This
editions interview is with John Wing Jr. poet and
comedian who has appeared on the Tonight Show six times
with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, plus had 3 CBC
productions of his own and a full radio series. You'll
find out his journey from Canada to Los Angeles and what
that has meant to his career and advice he has for
Poets Featured include:
* Carrie Siemens - Canada
* Janet Reid - Canada
* Katie Murphy - Canada
* Jonathon Greenhause - USA
* Denise Asuncion - Canada
* Alan Morrison - UK
* Eoin O'Brien - Canada
* Louisa Howerow - Canada
* Changming Yuan - Canada
Rhyming Contest Winner:
* Debbie Ouellet - Canada
Book Review - by Gary Phaup
Interview with John Wing Jr.
by Tracy Repchuk
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Let me know ASAP - we are seeking right now for the Poetry of Love and The
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where the winner
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This month I am gone for most of it. Tons of speaking
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Because Now You're Family!
LAST CHANCE FOR SOME
The call is open for 7 anthologies.
The Poetry of
Check them all out, and submit to any that
speaks to you. The Poetry
Enjoy the journey.
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
Welcome New Federation Affiliate
The Emily Isaacson Institute was created to further literature
and the arts. It was founded by poet Emily Isaacson, author of
The Oracle, The Black Swan, and Constantinople. You can purchase
her books through her website. She is also an analogue
photographer and designed The Lion and The Unicorn Tapestry
Series online. She is inviting poets and writers to become
members of the institute, whereupon they can join her writer's
guild or meet locally for her artists group. She also invites
artists to visit The Waterhouse Foundation, at
www.waterhousefoundation.com, where they can become
registered Canadian artists. You can google Emily and find out
she is world famous, and has been commended by Prince William.
The Emily Isaacson Institute
P.O. Box 3366
Be sure to get familiar with them.
UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE
THE POETRY OF... ANTHOLOGIES
Enter them ALL!
The call is open for 7 anthologies.
The Poetry of
LOVE - Closed in in production
SEASONS - Closed
RELATIONSHIPS - Closed
BIRTH - Closed and in production
CHECK THEM ALL OUT!!
Are you a CFP member and write articles? Send them in too. They
can be considered for this newsletter as well. 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.
Third Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
Timothy's World Coffee
321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON
Contact: George Arnold
Open mic event for all members, non members and Federation
Affiliate members to participate in.
of Every Month - 7pm
Halifax Federation of Poets
2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
Every third Wednesday of each month
Contact: Donelda Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
Last Saturday of every month starting at 2 p.m. at the
Heritage Glen Residences,
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).
6515 Glen Erin Dr., Mississauga.
Peel Region Federation
Contact: Cheryl Xavier
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 -
Just received notice that I am a Stevie Award
Winning Finalist (premier business awards for all
the world) as 2008 Mentor of the Year
* Presenting in Dallas, TX at the World Internet Summit Dallas
the world's biggest and most powerful
internet event Nov 1-2
Presenting in Toronto, Canada at the Toronto
Convention Centre at the World Internet Summit Toronto the
world's biggest internet event Nov. 6th-9th
Nikhil Parekh -
* Won his 4th and 5th Limca World Records!
Be sure to check out all of
Nikhil's accolades and get the full details at: PR Web
or Yahoo News
about his recent Limca world record
for the Canadian Federation of Poets CFP and the other one for McGill Dictionary
"Across the Bridge" was awarded
the Gold Award for Poetry by the Military Writers
Society of America
The three winners of the Annual Oneal Walters' Love Poem
Contest will have their poems read on the radio program,
World Poetry Cafe. 1st place: Sheila B. Roark, 2nd place
Ray Reininger, 3rd place Mars Gray.