Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
August 17th 2006
Each newsletter I will post a request for a volunteer for the many positions we need
to fill in order to grow and expand poetry in this next year. This is a great opportunity to help the
CFP, help yourself, gain a great skill for your CV/Bio, and in return I will offer
promotional freebies of your skills, your work, your events and/or your products.
See the volunteers
section for complete details. I will be listing them in terms of smallest effort
and time required.
CONTESTS & CALLS
Check out the current contests:
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Betty Dobson - Halifax, NS
Robert Hayes - Winnipeg, MB
Glenn Peirson - Guelph, ON
Bonnie S. Manning-Jones - Belleville, ON
Kesayini - Toronto, ON
Ljerka Susanna Lukic
What are you waiting for?
Join today and look forward to an exciting year of
contests, events and publishing opportunities.
Check out this months feature poet
Joanne Joyce Green.
NEW! The Way to Happiness and
where the winner
of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine and get a free copy! Call now open.
NEW! CFP members call for CCLA Anthology
Time required: 20 minutes per month
This involves contacting expired members and
reminding them it is time to renew. Usually no more than 10 calls are required
per month. Great for people that like the phone, and enjoy
talking to others.
Usually doesn't take more than 20 minutes time on the phone in total for the whole
Needs to be someone with a long distance phone plan as I don't want anyone to incur extra expenses on our behalf.
Contact Tracy Repchuk to apply or find out more!
WELCOME NEW CALENDAR COORDINATOR
Many thanks to Betty Dobson of Halifax, Nova Scotia who has taken on the position of
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.
Send your information to: Calendar Coordinator: Betty Dobson
Special Thanks to Kevin Craig who held the post last year
Okay, so who turned the heat off? As many around me dripped through the heat waves
of summer, I was basking in the warmth of its cozy blanket. Now, I'm cold already.
I feel like fall is breathing down my shivering neck, ready to pounce its leaf-dropping
pleasure on me. I keep hearing about this global warming, but in my backyard, it
feels like summer is getting shorter every year!
I'd like to give thanks for the many people that volunteered to be Calendar Coordinator,
it was great to know so many would help. As a new season starts in September, this is
a good time to fill in the many more volunteers in different
categories that I need. So please check out the
positions that are available, some that even pay. Or, send me the skills you have,
and amount of time you have, and we can see where you can help. Every little bit makes a difference
in our success, your success, and the success of poetry on the planet.
Join the CFP and become a part of a vibrant and supportive group. Check out the benefits and join.
A free subscription to Poetry Canada magazine and over 20 other
benefits, to help you really get your money's worth.
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
POETRY CANADA BLOWOUT SALE
Regardless of the edition date, Poetry Canada contains great articles, advice,
websites, and poetry that is timeless, and relevant. Because of this we
are going to be releasing back copies in a huge Back-to-School sale for
only $5 each plus mailing. Editions and highlights you can choose from are:|
Mar/Apr/May 2006 - 10 copies left
Dec/Jan/Feb 2006 - 10 copies left
- Preparing your manuscript for publishing - Sophronia Scott
- Squawk versus Talk: the cause and effect of communication
Sept/Oct/Nov 2005 - SOLD OUT!
June/July/Aug 2005 - 16 copies left
- The Business of Writing - Stacey Lynn Newman
- How to critique poems without being offensive - Suzan L Wiener
Mar/Apr/May 2005 - 6 copies left
- Top 4 ways to "Help make it happen!" - Richard Grove
- Meet India's treasured poet - Nikhil Parekh
Dec/Jan/Feb 2005 - SOLD OUT!
Sept/Oct/Nov 2004 - 13 copies left
- Top 10 things to do with your poetry
- Poetry Survey Results - What you need to know!
- Dedication to Wayne Brown
This is a great way to complete your set of this beautiful magazine that is sure
to be a part of Canadian culture and literature, and a collectors item. Plus it will
give you tips and tricks on ways to get published and the type of articles and interviews
PLUS - BONUS OFFER: BUY 3, GET 1 FREE
- 10 ways to improve your poetry and get published - Suzan Wiener
- Interview with Leslie Greentree - 2004 Griffin Award International Nominee
To see the complete contents of each issue visit the archives at: www.poetrycanada.com/contributors.htm
To order, send us an email with your address and the edition date. We will send you
a paypal invoice that includes shipping ($1.50 for Canada, $2.25 for US, $8.00 for International)
FEATURE BOOK ANNOUNCE
Poetic Beauty By Joanne Joyce Green
Joanne Joyce Williams was born in Toronto, Ontario, where she lives with her husband
Donald. Like many of us, poetry came into her life early as a child of eight,
while she was sitting under the table while Mother sang. As a ripe young woman
of 90 years young, she was inspired to create POETIC BEAUTY which is a
story Joanne wrote in the hopes of giving teens the courage to stand up and say no
to abuse when dating. This story is about a
teen who finds herself in a bad situation, and must make choices and look
honestly at her feelings - and that she alone must find the courage to make them.
Paperback - 84 pages ISBN #08059-9109-3
Get your copy today for $12.00 from Rose Dog Books
Advertise your book here for just $25 or $10 if you are a CFP member, or get a free
book announce here with every 4 week Feature Book reservation.
Thursday August 17th, 2006 - 7pm
Contact: George Arnold
Timothy's World Coffee
321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville,
Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.
Check out all of our happenings or get complete details on the above events from our
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Congratulations to Nikhil Parekh who has been awarded a 2nd record
with the LIMCA Book of Records in India for being the first and only Indian to win an EPPIE Award.
EPPIE awards are the highest honor given in the
world to felicitate and award ebooks. They are given out every year
by an organization called EPIC-Electronically Published Internet
Connection, www.epicauthors.org in the USA. only 20 winners in different
book categories for writing were awarded, and Nikhil won under category
The anthology, Intimate Strangers: Shores in Time has just released and contains
the poetry of the following CFP poets: Tracy Lynn Repchuk, Graham Ducker,
Stella Ducker, Richard Grove and George Arnold.
Contact Hidden Brook Press for your copy.
The Burlington Federation which works in tandem with the Burlington Arts Centre
has 2 new co-chairs. Congratulations to George Arnold and Jean Burbidge who were
selected to work directly with the BAC in the promotion of art and poetry. These are
stellar events run in conjunction with the closing of a gallery exhibit. Be sure
to get involved with this group, as it is a wonderful and unique experience.