Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed September 1st 2006

In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Artists for a Better World Festival

Halifax Grand Opening

Feature Book Announce

Poetry Canada Blowout Sale

CFP Events

Members in the News

Contests & Calls

Volunteers Needed

 
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:
  • Betty Dobson - Halifax, NS
  • Robert Hayes - Winnipeg, MB
  • Marilyn Beth Edwards - Korea
  • Zoi Kilakos - Montreal, QC
  • Sunday Aremu - Chicago, IL

    Renewals:
  • Carol A. Stephen
  • Ljerka Susanna Lukic
  • Nikhil Parekh

    Check out this months feature poet Joanne Joyce Green.


  • CONTESTS & CALLS

    Poetry Canada magazine

    Check out the current contests:
  • NEW! The Way to Happiness and
  • Rhyming Poetry; 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

  • FUNDRAISER

    Special thanks to these people who answered the call so far:

    $50 or more
  • Dave Repchuk - Toronto, ON
  • Sherry Broadbent - Toronto, ON
    $10 or more
  • Margaret Broadbent - Burlington, ON
  • Stephen Gill - Cornwall, ON $5 or more
  • Cris Staubach - Niantic, CT
  • Amirali Mohamedali - North Vancouver, BC
    $1 Pledge
  • Celeste Repchuk - Toronto, ON
  • Caleb Repchuk - Toronto, ON
  • Kennedy Repchuk - Toronto, ON
  • CPA - Toronto Conspiracy - Diane Mascherin

    I am participating in
    The CPAO No Limits Wheelchair Race I am participating in. I am hoping that if every subscriber pledged just $1
    - we would make an enormous difference in getting them direct aid, rehab counselling, peer support, and transportation.

    I have set up a paypal link for this, and thank everyone in advance for your support. The event is September 16th and I will let you know how it all went, and even post some pictures so you can see for yourself how big a difference, a small amount can make. All those who donate will receive a special thanks in this newsletter.


    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

    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.

    Looking for a Membership Assistant:
    This involves contacting expired members and reminding them it is time to renew. Usually no more than 10 calls per month. Great for people that like the phone, and enjoy talking to others. Needs to be someone with an unlimited phone plan. Usually doesn't take more than 20 minutes time on the phone in total, but I don't want anyone to incur extra expenses on our behalf.

    Contact Tracy Repchuk to apply or find out more!

    Check out all of the available volunteer positions and pick one that is just right for you.

    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

  • September brings cooler weather, back to school for those of us with kids, and often when our thoughts turn to getting stuff done. The carefree days of summer are gone, and it's time to ramp up the writing, the participating, and the production.

    So have you put together what you want to accomplish before the end of the year? Now is a good time to do that. Send in some poetry to Poetry Canada, submit to an anthology (the CCLA one is on right now), submit to a contest, attend an event, get yourself and your work out there.

    Plus this is the perfect time to join the CFP and became a part of this 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 including a full year of exciting contests, events and publishing opportunities.

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

    AFABW FESTIVAL

    If you haven't been to the Artists for a Better World Festival, then you should start considering it. It appeals to every facet of the arts, and really gets you motivated as you are surrounded for 5 days by such wonderful creativity.

    The Festival goes from October 4th - 9th, 2006, and is held in Hollywood, California at Celebrity Centre International. It is for anyone who loves, respects and understands that art, poetry, artists, those who create beauty, are the people who help to make this a better place.

    For anyone who was accepted into the anthology Spirit of Humanity this book will be launched there and available for the first time. This will be a beautiful perfect bound book with photography and poetry throughout.

    For only $30 USD you can attend all the breakthrough workshops for writing, art, singing, performing, and networking opportunities.

    Wed. October 4th:
    7pm - Vocal Breakthroughs Workshop - with renowned singer & actors coach Jeannie Deva

    Thursday October 5th:
    7pm - Music Industry Showcase (when I was there last time, some of the boys from N Sync were performing.) Hear top musicians perform their songs. Produced by award winning songwriter - Dee Dee O'Malley

    Friday October 6th:
    Storytelling Night - Original stories are brought to life by actors.

    Saturday October 7th:
    10:00am - 6:00pm
    Art displays and creative activities on the grounds (Free)
    *Art Show, Calendar Contest, Life Drawing, Kids Creative Corner
    9AM - 2PM Screenwriters Workshop Part I - How to write and sell your screenplay
    11AM - 2:30PM Performing Artists Showcase and networking event - See a variety of talented performers.
    Network with artists in all areas: (Music, Acting, Writing, Visual Arts, Dance, and more)
    1:30 - Poetry and Book Launch Spirit of Humanity
    2:30 - 5:30PM Short Film Festival
    3PM How to Achieve your Goals as a Visual Artist
    7:30PM Awards Event and Concert
    An event acknowledging top artists in the community who are changing conditions in society for the better.

    Sunday October 8th:
    1-10pm Screenwriters Workshop - Part II - How to write and sell your screenplay (includes Dinner)
    1:30 PM How to Achieve your Goals seminar Part I with top career consultant Joyce Wallace
    4:30 PM How to achieve your Goals seminar Part II

    All this for $30!!! To find out more and plan your attendance check out Artists for a Better World Festival
    I know I'll be there!

    FEATURE BOOK ANNOUNCE

    CFPSHop

    Hercolobus by V.M. Rabolu

    From his death bed, Columbian author V.M. Rabolu transcended worlds to discover new life, universes, and profound revelations about the harm we are doing to our planet. But even more importantly is his warning about Hercolubus, a red planet which is hurtling toward earth - and being monitored by NASA. No man made attempts could stop this force, but with his communications with extra terrestrials he reveals the answers to what we as a species can do to change this horrific event.

    A book everyone should read, even if it is for the simple advise to save our air, oceans and astral unfolding. This book isn't about doom, it's about hope.

    Price: $6.95 Canada, $5.95 USA ISBN: 0-9732762-3-1

    Get your copy today!

    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.


    NEW FEDERATION

    Attention all Halifax members!

    GRAND OPENING SEPT. 26th, 2006. See below for more details.

    For more information see the Halifax Federation page.


    CFP EVENTS

  • Thursday September 21st, 2006 - 7pm
    Oakville Federation

    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.

    FEDERATION LAUNCH

  • Tuesday September 26th, 2006 - 7pm
    CFP Halifax Nova Scotia
    Contact: Betty Dobson or Donelda Kent
    at: Mollyz Diner, 2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax. http://www.mollyzdiner.ca/

    There could be print, radio and TV coverage, so be ready when this group gets out the gate, because they are ready to make poetry happen in Halifax!

    Guest speakers, performers, raffles, door prizes and much more. Plus an 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 online calendar.
  • MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

  • CFP member, Sylvia McGrath has volunteered to be the CFP Membership Liaison. This is a great help to making sure that our members are serviced, and happy. So in the future, you will be seeing emails come from Sylvia, please answer them, and get her any feedback you can. Together, we will make sure the CFP is one of the strongest, most effective poetry organizations in helping poets to achieve their dreams and goals.
    POETRY CANADA BLOWOUT SALE
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    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 we accept.

    PLUS - BONUS OFFER: BUY 3, GET 1 FREE
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