Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
      October 2009
In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Last Edition

Social Media for Promotions

 CFP Events

Member News

Contests & Calls

Spread the Word!


Be sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums, and check out the member biography section to find out more about each.

New Members:

  •  Fotios Panos - Greece
  • Paulos Ioannou - Toronto, ON
  • Marjorie Bruhmeller - Cookshire-Eaton, Quebec 
  • 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

     Renewed Members:
  • Nikhil Parekh
  • Gary Pierluigi
  • Bernard Pelletier
  • Maria DiDanieli
  • Joanna Gale
  • Saskia Maddock
  • Linda Dowd
  • Judith Black
  • Tod Gaines
  • Susan Tearoe
  • Michael Cotterell
  • Brian Cobbledick
  • Richard Masterton
  • Stella Ducker
  • Josephine Stone



    The next and last issue of Poetry Canada is  coming shortly.   

    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 interesting.

    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 it.


    Here is the link to any that are left.


    Poetry Canada Archives



    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.
    School Details:

    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 gallery.

  • We promote FREE contests, if you have one, let us know and we'll let everyone else know.


  • Federation of Poets

    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:



    Cheryl Xavier of Mississauga, CA is the Calendar Coordinator!
    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.




    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 (TM) ....
                                 World-wide Call

         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



                   JOIN TODAY! 



    Enter them ALL!
    The call is open for 6 anthologies. 
           The Poetry of (TM) ....
       World-wide Call

    LOVE - Closed and in
    SEASONS - Closed
    BIRTH - Closed and in
    PEACE - Closed
    Marriage - Closed



    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.

                   CFP RENEWALS

    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


    Social Media for Poetry Promotions

    Social media 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 large audience.

    • 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 make.

    • 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.

    Getting Started

    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 newsletter
     Only $15. Stays online for years.


  • Third Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
    Oakville Federation
    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.
  • Third Wednesday of Every Month - 7pm
    Halifax Federation of Poets
    Mollyz Diner
    2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
    Every third Wednesday of each month
    Contact: Donelda Kent

    Last Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
    New Brunswick Federation

    Pizza Delight
    9362 Main St. Richibucto, NB
    Contact: Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
    Admission: Free

    Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.

    Federation 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, Mississauga. ON
    730 Courtneypark Dr. W

    Peel Region Federation
    Contact: Cheryl Xavier
    Admission: Free

  • Durham Region Federation of Poets
    contact Stella Ducker at

  • Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
    contact Donna Thompson at:
  • Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
    contact Wei Yin at:

    NEW** India Federation of Poets

    contact Nikhil Parekh at:


  • Check out 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.

    Tracy Repchuk -

    * Interviewed by the creators of Soft Sell Marketing Judith and Jim - Free Access
    to replay
    * Appeared as an internet marketing expert at JV Alert in San Diego, CA
    * Oct 5 - Attend Free Teleseminar rehearsal for Association of Strategic Marketing - Free to attend
    * Oct. 7 - Interview by Tom Beal for his 7 Figure Members - Free to attend
    * Oct. 12 - Interview by Martin Wales
    * Oct. 12 - Bridging Heart and Marketing Event
    * Oct 29- Nov. 2 - London, UK - Millionaire Women's Entrepreneur Bootcamp

    Nikhil Parekh -
    * 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 - . 

    * 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 The World's largest book community for reading books on mobile phones"  

    * viewership for my Poetry has now crossed 405000 viewers and thousands of online downloads . Browse the same at - 

  • Caleb Repchuk -
    * Did his 4th modeling job for MEK Denim Jeans
    (Nordstrom and Macy's)

    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 :)