WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
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
Aline Soules - Danfield, CA, USA
Rena Nauen - Israel
Stephanie Hodgins - Miss., ON
Tony Hellman - Burlington, ON
Beverly Baker - Mount Pearl, NFLD
in de Wal - Toronto, ON
Thomas Hemeon - Stratford, ON
Chen ou Liu - Ajax, ON
Maria Pia Marchelletta
Rosa Hong Chen
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
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
Poet Speaking Opportunity - Ottawa
Alyson Bartlett - a teacher of 3 different classes is looking to have a CFP
Poet come and share their stories and experiences on being a poet.
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
Cheryl Xavier of Mississauga, CA is the
Email her 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 4 anthologies.
The Poetry of
CHECK THEM ALL OUT!!
LOVE - Closed and in
SEASONS - Closed
RELATIONSHIPS - Closed
BIRTH - Closed and in
PEACE - Closed
Marriage - Closed
November- Well this is certainly a time of growth and change for the
Our membership is growing fast, and with over 3000 newsletter
subscribers that's a lot of potential new members to become a part of
our family and sharing in this experience. 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 join:
And our current National Coordinator George Arnold is moving to New
Zealand, and starting us up in that country now, and that has meant a
lot of exciting changes for us right here. See below for the full story.
This also means that 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 :)
Join the Canadian Federation of Poets
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 of...
Enjoy the journey.
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
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.
A reminder that for many of you it is time to renew. Your membership card
and we have moved to an automated process once you
Arnold, our current National Coordinator is moving to New Zealand, and even
though he'll still be a part of the Federation of Poets, and is one of the
original members, his hands on approach for our Canadian members will surely be
missed, He will continue the CFP tradition in his new home in New Zealand
as he joins his wife. His contact George@federationofpoets.com will still be the
same, so be sure to keep in touch with him.
It has been a joy, a privilege and an honour to work with George all these
years, and I deeply wish him much success in his new country.
Cheryl Xavier is our incoming National Coordinator.
Cheryl was an immediate powerhouse for the CFP as she created the
Peel-Halton Federation of Poets, and attended numerous events on behalf of the
CFP. In addition to her amazing skills, she is also a publisher of poetry books,
and has assisted members in their book production cost effectively.
Feel free to contact Cheryl if you're interested in opening up a
Federation/Group in your area.
She can be reached at CherylX@federationofpoets.com
New Chair for Oakville and Burlington Art Centre
Saskia Maddock is a
longstanding member of the Canadian Federation of Poets, a lifelong
writer and lover of words, especially poetry. In 2008, she published her first
unmasked, comprising poems and short stories.
the surface is her second collection of poetry.
Saskia describes herself as a
balancing her work life with volunteer work, photography, travel, and devotee of
theatre, music, and books. She is Chair of the
Oakville Chapter of the Canadian Federation of Poets (CFP)
and Burlington Arts Center Federation, Treasurer, Oakville Poetry
Alliance, and member of Pelicans, Tower Poetry Society, The Ontario Poetry
Society, and Peel Chapter of the CFP. Saskia resides in Oakville, Ontario with
PROMOTE YOUR BOOK in this
Only $15. Stays online for years.
Third Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
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
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
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,
Durham Region Federation of Poets
730 Courtneypark Dr. W
Peel Region Federation
Contact: Cheryl Xavier
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 -
* Appeared as an internet marketing expert at JV Alert in San Diego, CA
* Oct 29- Nov. 2 - London, UK - Millionaire Women's
* Foreword to appear in Dr. T. Ashok Chakravarthy's
latest forthcoming book TWINKLES.
* Nov. 11th - Interview by Nick Cownie of Success
* Nov. 25th - Interview by Amanda Robins
* Nov. 7th - Appearing as a featured poet and
keynote presenter at the Artists for a Better World
All my Poetry Books , nearly 7000 pages of my Poetry
have now been published at
Applied for my 8th National Record in Poetry with the Limca Book of Records India
Linda Dowd -
* Congratulations on her upcoming release of Musings of
an Earth Angel.
Geneva Neale -
poetry DVD The Passion and the Poetry is featured
annually in the African Caribbean Cultural Potpourri
* "Only in
Saskatchewan" published in When
Leaves Turn Gold (Poetry Institute of
* "The Outsider" published in
A Celebration of
Young Poets (Creative Communications)
* "Failure" published in
The Departing Day (Poetry
Institute of Canada)
* "The Silent Man" published in
Fogs of The North (Polar
* "Necessity" published in
A Celebration of
Young Poets" (Creative Communications)
* Have a music single on
www.jango.com a international online radio station
Also on itunes.com "I have been nominated for best poet
of the year from The New England Urban Music Awards
* My book is on Sale at Amazon.com Rocky Mountain
Send me your news-
CFP Members ONLY
Send me your news, it must be in
point form, but more importantly it must have the
subject line CFP news (I get over 1000 emails every day, so I have to be
able to search by that subject line to put them in here