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World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival 2013

World Poetry 2013

World Poetry’s Third Annual World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival in 2013 is being hosted this year at Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia.  The Theme for this Festival: Inspire Peace!

The Festival will feature:

  1. International guests, local poetry groups, community partners, dancers, musicians, filmmakers and multimedia.
  2. Display tables, Poetic Necklace display at Ike’s Art Gallery April 4-30th.
  3. Extra event: World Poetry Youth Peace Poetathon World Wide.
  4. The World Poetry Canada International Month, April 4-30th with our partner the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
  5. World Poetry National Poetry Month Peace Display plus the large display cases in the library, April 4-30th
  6. Gift poems!

Also featured will be a cross country tour of authors: Penn Kemp: Jack Layton, Art in Action. Poetry readings: Trevor Carolan, Ruth Hill and others plus international guests. Bring your stories about Jack Layton, poems and thoughts. We acknowledge the support of the League of Canadian Poets, the Guild of Canadian Playwrights and the Canada Council for the Arts. Free. Please register at