WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
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
John Jansen - Toronto, ON
Thomas Hemeon - Stratford, ON
Chen ou Liu - Ajax, ON
Mary Anne Lonergan - Newmarket, ON
David Franklin - Ottawa, ON
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?
October - Well for many the cool taste of fall starts to present
itself, and the final traces of summer start to leave our lips - but
alas the next season of vibrant life and colours approaches. I had such
a great summer with the kids and in our new home in the Verdugo Hills of
California - despite the fact the last week over 200,000 acres have
burned over a 50 mile radius. I posted a picture on my blog as we had
smoke clouds that were 40 feet high behind our house.
All of this was going on while the HGTV film crew was here taping a
renovation episode of me tiling the house. I got to hang out with Eric
Stromer, then all sorts of interesting people dropped by such as Jenn
Hoffman - who appeared on Donald Trump's The Apprentice, and Carolyn
Lawrence the voice of Sandy the Squirrel on Sponge Bob Square Pants. My
blog has pictures and stories.
There has been tons of poetry events all over. I hope you have had a
chance to either attend some or even better, participate and share your
work. Your voice, your message is what is going to help to create a better world.
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
THE POETRY OF... ANTHOLOGIES
Enter them ALL!
The call is open for 6 anthologies.
The Poetry of
LOVE - Closed and in
SEASONS - Closed
RELATIONSHIPS - Closed
BIRTH - Closed and in
PEACE - Closed
Marriage - Closed
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.
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
for Poetry Promotions
marketing can take on many forms — a blog; a Facebook, Twitter or MySpace page;
a LinkedIn profile; or a viral video on YouTube ... to name a few.
What Is Social Media Marketing?
Some refer to this as web 2.0 and it's a form of Internet marketing used to open
channels of communication and sharing and create relationships and generate
exposure via an online community.
Social media sites allow users to become part of an online network, in which
they can blog, share photos and ideas, and chat with friends or colleagues. Many
marketers recognize the advantage of these online communities, and now use them
to target potential (and existing) customers.
And, how exactly are these potential customers targeted?
For members of online communities, it's all about who your friends know. Users
can see who friends are connected to; this raises awareness of your brand with
all who visit.
Why Market Through Social Media?
Social media marketing provides many benefits for businesses:
• Free: This new form of marketing and in most cases it is free
• Immediate Messaging: It provides instant (and viral) communication with a
• Free Back Links: Google loves to index your sites, especially when they appear
on high ranking sites, which most popular social media are. If your posts are
search engine optimizated, you'll be ranking in no time.
• Assists Traditional Marketing Efforts: Social media marketing can be used as a
low-cost way to reinforce traditional marketing campaigns.
• Builds Your Reputation: Many social media tools allow for feedback or
recommendations from members, plus allows others to see how big an impact you
• Audience Connection: Your presence within an online community
shows customers and potential customers that you are current, you are up to
speed with the latest trends, you are accessible and you are one of them.
For now, if you are brand new, follow me on each of the options below, open up
your own account for each, and you'll start to see what happens when you watch,
communicate and make new friends.
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: 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 email@example.com
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 -
All my Poetry Books , nearly 7000 pages of my Poetry
have now been published at
* Featured one of my Poetry Book "Love
versus Terrorism- Poems on Anti Terror, Peace" -
exclusively in the " FEATURED" section of their website
and this listing can be found at - http://www.wattpad.com/featured .
Applied for my 8th National Record in Poetry with the Limca Book of Records India for :
"Being the 1st Indian Poet/Writer to be FEATURED
for my Poetry Book- Love versus Terrorism, Poems on
Anti Terror, Peace , at Wattpad.com- The World's largest
book community for reading books on mobile phones"
* Scribd.com viewership for my Poetry has now crossed
405000 viewers and thousands of online downloads .
Browse the same at - http://www.scribd.com/Love%20Poet%20Nikhil%20Parekh
Caleb Repchuk -
* Did his 4th modeling job for MEK Denim Jeans
(Nordstrom and Macy's)
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