WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation
online forums, and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Ambury - Toronto, ON
Aline Soules - Danville, CA, USA
Cecilia Burcescu - Vancouver, BC
Kerry Lynn Parsons - Lakefield, ON
Dannabang Kuwabong - Hamilton, ON
Lois MacDonald - Whitby, ON
Michael Dyet - Brampton, ON
David MacLean - North Van, BC
Suzanne Hunter - Calgary, AB
Poetry for Life Project
Marilyn Edwards - Langley, BC
Fisher-Odjig - Acton, ON
Raymond Miot - Verdun, QC
Michael Morris - Burnaby, BC
John Corvese - Burlington, ON
Miller - Chicago, IL
Fotios Panos - Greece
Her Excellency the
Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
Glenda Walker Hobbs
John Jansen in de
Mary Anne Lonergan
Maria Pia Marchelletta
Rosa Hong Chen
and last issue of Poetry Canada is coming
It has the interview with Priscila Uppal - Griffin Poetry Short List
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
CONTESTS & CALLS
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
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
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.
a CFP Volunteer
A great organization that is a Federation affiliate is:
Emily Isaacson Institute
Have you checked them out?
Sept 2010 - What a great
summer - hope yours was wonderful too. I did a cross country tour in
the USA on a coast to coast drive with my family - visiting the Grand
Canyon, Washington DC, Ocean City (where I was speaking at the
convention center), and many great places along the way. Then up to
Canada for a last visit home - as my parents are now moving to Halifax,
Nova Scotia. Then back across the USA - spent a whole month just
Then September kicks in and
it's back in high gear - and I can see the Federations and groups are
busy creating wonderful poetry and sharing it with the world. This
October I am going to be the Master of Ceremony of the Artists for a
Better World Festival - so looking forward to getting my artistic side
Caleb currently has a National
Walmart commercial on the air (we even saw it when we were in Canada)
and last night we were at a Film Festival with Director Eric Burdett at
the premier of a movie he is in called Grace Bedell. Then you can
check out what I am up to at:
as I head to UK, Scotland,
Ireland, Geneva Switzerland, Denver, Calgary, Hollywood, Bahrain,
Dubai, Phoenix, UK, and Las Vegas - so I am pretty well gone for over 2
months. Glad my family will be joining me on much of it. :)
Remember we have lots of
activity happening with local Federations so
be sure to check the calendar for dates and times.
Reminder 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 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
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
the Canadian Federation of Poets
Because Now You're Family!
CULTURE DAY AT COURTNEY PARK
September 25th opens the door to
poetry as the Canadian Federation of Poets and the Mississaugua Library
system celebrate the spoken word. This event was due to the
stellar efforts of Cheryl Xavier - our own National Coordinator.
- Linda Dowd
- Trevor Trower
- Flavia Cosma
- Darla Fisher-Odjig
There are many organizations being represented in addition to the
Canadian Federation of Poets such as Tower Poetry Society, The Ontario
Poetry Society, and Positive Xpressions.
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 email@example.com
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
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 at Entrepreneurial Success Summit in Ocean City,
* Held her incredibly successful 4th Annual Stellar
Literary Festival where Saskia Maddock, Chair,Oakville CFP.
his books in the Free ebook site - and one book alone that has over
5000 pages has reached over 12,000 downloads! Now that is getting your
poetry out there - Well done Nikhil!
Here is the link to his site - you can do it too.
Nikhil eBook Link
Stella Ducker, Chair of Durham Region (and Festival Producer) and
CFP Members ONLY
Publisher Cheryl Antao-Xavier has just released two books through her company -
I too Hear the Drums by Peta-Gaye Nash
Giving in to Gravity by Elizabeth Barnes
me your news, it must be in point form, but more importantly it must
have the subject line CFP news
over 1000 emails every day, so I have to be able to search by that
subject line to put them in here :)