Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed March 28th, 2007

In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Latest
Edition 

Feature Book

CFP Member Important Notice!

CFP Events

Anthology Editor Call Closing

Contests & Calls

Amazon Leap

Spread the Word!

 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
 

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:
 
  • Susan Tearoe - Greenwood, BC
  • Gail Dickie - Toronto, ON
  • Alvin Ens - Abbostford, BC
  • Mel Sarnese - Toronto, ON
  • Lisa Timpf - Everett, ON
  • Tracey Gainforth - Peterborough, ON
  • Maybelle Style - Richmond Hill, ON
  • David Wilson, Creemore, ON
  • Hope West - North Vancouver, BC
  • Pia Kerber - Calgary, AB
  • Cate Mac Neil - Peterborough, ON
  • Peter Andrewes - Halifax, NS
  • Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
    C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
    Governor General of Canada


     
    Renewals:
    Lynn Tait
  • Norma West Linder
  • Stella Kuiper
  • Amir Hasham
  • Wei Yin
     

    Check out this month's feature poet Stephen Gill.


  • POETRY CANADA LATEST EDITION!
     

    Get your copy of this limited edition version that is the "Final Issue" from Editor Tracy Repchuk.           

               ALMOST SOLD OUT!

    This edition includes:
    - a farewell note from the Editor
    - bio and poetry from incoming Editor
      R.D. Roy
    - Way to Happiness Winner Kathleen
       Ronald
    - Rhyming Poetry Winner Elizabeth
      Wood
    - "5 Winning Ways to Impress an 
       Editor" by Donna Thompson
    -  Poetry from around the world

    Get your copy of this classic issue, which previews the hottest covers Poetry Canada had.

    Poetry Canada is now available for only $9.95 USD in PDF format, for a full year. Get all the great information from 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 - for one LOW PRICE! ORDER TODAY and get started right away!

    Get your copy today!
    Poetry Canada Magazine
    CONTESTS & CALLS

    Check out the current contests:

  • NEW! Tribute to Friendship Contest

  • Rhyming Poetry; where the winner of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine and get a free copy! Call now open.
     

  • Stellar Showcase Journal
     www.stellarshowcasejournal.com
     

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

    SPREAD THE WORD
  • 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: http://www.federationofpoets.com

    Winner will be announced December 31st.  Help poetry, and yourself - it's a win, win!


    AMAZON LEAP

    Sign up NOW to pre-order your copy of this amazing book on April 13, 2007, completely at my risk for only $17.95.

    Read it and try it out for yourself, and if you are not more than thrilled with the information for any reason I insist that you ask for your money back. There’ll be no questions… just send it back to Amazon and the Free Bonus Gifts are yours to keep.

    Over $625 in free bonus gifts!
    I have just tripled the bonus offer.

    With too many benefits to list, this book will help you make money on the Internet, market your own book, and get closer to your dreams.

    Find out more at:

    www.AmazonLeap.com

     

    CALENDAR COORDINATOR

    Betty Dobson of Halifax, Nova Scotia who has taken on the position of Calendar Coordinator!

    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
     

    FEDERATION OF POETS

    Canadian Federation of Poets
    2431 Cyprus Avenue
    Burlington, ON L7P 1G5


    We got 2 more editors last week so the Anthology Editor Cycle is almost complete - I just need 1 more:   Sports (someone that loves a good game, the agony of defeat, the thrill of victory, teamwork, marathons, the pound of feet on pavement, the whir of formula one racers, whatever this invokes by those who submit).  I won't be putting off the start of the others but it would be good to have everything in place as each of them gets launched.

    For anyone following the book launch, there is a new testimonial posted31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles is building up interest, and I have calls for people asking if they can get a copy before it hits Amazon.  This is fantastic.  It will be available April 13th, and remember to go to www.amazonleap.com to pre-register and qualify for over $625 worth of free bonus items just for buying on that day.  www.amazonleap.com  I raised the free bonus offer for you, and am providing you with some great information, in addition to a 31-day plan to getting your book on the Internet and sky-rocketing your sales.
        $17.95 will get you $625 worth of Free gifts.

    Tracy Lynn Repchuk
    President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets

     CFP MEMBER IMPORTANT
    REGISTRATION NOTICE

     

    Attention ALL CFP members. 

    This is a special notice to let you know that a new system has been established to monitor and keep members up to date with critical information exclusive to your membership.

    Many of you have already been moved to the new system, and started to receive emails that you have wondered about.

    You have been moved and started at the beginning, even though many of you have been members for years, a refresher of the features and benefits of membership is always good to ensure you are getting the most from your membership.

    If you are a CFP member and have paid your membership fees and an email did not arrive, let me know or opt-in yourself below to the new CFP database.  Everyone who is a CFP member needs to opt-in to this list.

    If you are unsure whether you are a member or not, send me an email and I will tell you, or check the bio page to see if your name is listed.

           MAKE SURE YOU DO THIS ASAP

      www.federationofpoets.com/cfpmember.htm
     

    ANTHOLOGY
    EDITOR CALL
    CLOSING



    Congratulations to these Editors who were selected to be a part of "The Poetry of ... " project. 

    Most editor positions have been filled and I am going to open the contest as soon as the system gets in place now.  It will be about the 3rd week in April.  Check out your team.

    The Poetry of (TM) ....

    Travel- Editor: Lynn Tait
    Birth - Editor: Christina Cowling
    Relationships - Editor: Mel Sarnese
    Love - Editor: Bunny Iskov
    Children - Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
    Food - Editor: Laura Murray
    Peace - Editor: Stephen Gill
    Marriage - Tony Tremblett
    Seasons - Tracey Gainforth

    Sports
     
    This will be a world wide call. 

    So start to organize the poetry you have in those categories, and wait.  The call will be put out once everything is in place.   Tell your FRIENDS to subscribe to the ezine now!

    This is how we will be making the announcements, along with a press release to 40,000 different types of medias.  This will be around the end of April.

    The new subscription system is ready for new ezine subscribers.  If you are a current ezine subscriber, have no worries, you will be ported over automatically.     DO NOT BE ALARMED WHEN NEW EMAILS START TO ARRIVE, IT MEANS YOU HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY TRANSFERRED.

    If you aren't a CFP member, the time to join has never been better.  With Federations around the world now, this call will help to make us one of the fastest growing poetry organizations in Canada.

    These will be sold exclusively on Amazon with the biggest one-day launch for each one ever coordinated for a poetry book release. 

    We're about to put poetry back on the map!

    PS - If you would like to be involved in this project as an Editor please email me ASAP.

         Tracy@Federationofpoets.com

    Check out all of the CFP member benefits and become a part of the CFP family for a full year of poetry fun, and a free bonus subscription to Poetry Canada magazine.

    FEATURE BOOK

    Journey through
    my soul

    by Lucia Gorea

    Journey Through My Soul is a collection of love and mystical poems that reflect my continual search for emotional and spiritual truth, a search for sublime and perfection. This collection is an incursion onto the many paths of the unknown that invites to meditation and contemplation. It is my tireless journey onto the avenue of human existence. These verses transcend times and life to penetrate into the depths of my soul, posing many questions that long for answers. They are the music of my soul.

           US$18.00 - Purchase your copy today!
                   (includes shipping and handling)


     
    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.

      click me

     
       
     

    CFP EVENTS
     
  • Tuesday April 3rd, 2007 - 7pm
    Oakville Federation Critique Night

    Contact: George Arnold
    Timothy's
    World Coffee
    321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON

    Bring some of your work for critiquing and work-shopping
     
  • Thursday April 19th, 2007 - 7pm
    Oakville Federation
    Contact: George Arnold
    Timothy's World Coffee
    321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON


    Open mic event for all members, non members and Federation Affiliate members to participate in.

     
  • Wednesday April 11th, 2007 - 7pm
    Halifax Federation of Poets
    Mollyz Diner
    2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
    Every third Wednesday of each month
    contact Betty Dobson or Donelda Kent
    at bettyd@federationofpoets.com or doneldak@federationofpoets.com

    Thursday March 29, 2007 - 7pm
    New Brunswick Federation

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


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

     

  • Durham Region Federation of Poets
    contact Stella Ducker at StellaD@federationofpoets.com

     

  • Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
    contact Donna Thompson at: DonnaT@federationofpoets.com
     

  • Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
    contact Wei Yin at: weiyin@federationofpoets.com

    NEW** India Federation of Poets

    contact Nikhil Parekh at: nikhilp@federationofpoets.com
     


  • 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.

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