Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed October 2004

In This Issue


Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Contests

CFP Events

Welcome New Members

Get to know these new members!

Be sure to introduce yourself in the Federation on-line forums, and check out the member biography section to find out more about each.

  • Raymond Fenech - Balzan, Malta
  • Ashliegh Marie Gehl - Thunder Bay, ON
  • Jessie Veronica Ann Reid - Pralowie, South Africa
  • Lini Grol - , ON
  • Ruth Walker - Whitby, ON

    We look forward to an exciting year of contests, events and publishing opportunities.


      Human Rights Poetry Contest
      No submit fees. Selected winner will appear in Poetry Canada Magazine.
      Check here for details.

      Poetry Canada is looking for original poems written in both english, and another language. If you have any of these, be sure to send them in, and put "International Poem for Poetry Canada" in the subject line.

      Rhyming Poem Contest for Poetry Canada:
      No submit fees. Selected winner will appear in Poetry Canada Magazine.
      Check here for details.

    This month we have a special SURVEY REQUEST that we ask ALL subscribers to participate in. If you're unhappy about the state of poetry in Canada, or just like to help, I encourage you to provide us with 5 minutes of your time. It will impact us in ways you can only imagine.
    If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email.
    Tracy Lynn Repchuk President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets


    As an ezine subscriber and active member in the poetry community, it's time to cast your vote.

    On-line are 6 questions, that will take under 5 minutes of your time, but will impact the course and direction of the CFP and Poetry Canada over the next year.

    I would really like to hear from EVERYONE to ensure the majority are being served.

    I really appreciate your help, time, and participation.
    Thank you so much.
    Your friend and fellow poet
    Tracy Lynn Repchuk

    Friday October 15th at 7pm
  • CFP Milton event
    Espress Yourself Cafe
    220 Main St. East, Milton

    Open mic event where poets get together and share both poetry and short stories. This meetings theme is about childhood. Returning to it, what you would have done differently, if you knew then what you know now, etc. It should be a great evening.

    Monday October 18th at 7pm
  • CFP Oakville event
    Williams Coffee Pub
    1500 Upper Middle Road East, Oakville

    Enjoy the company of poets, open mic reading, and sharing with new friends. Contact George Arnold or visit the web site for more information.

    POETRY WORKSHOP "Intimage Strangers II" Saturday October 23rd at 11am-5pm
  • Canada Cuba Literary Alliance
    Conference room
    701 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

    In depth workshop where you will create poetry, and share with Intimate Strangers. The workshop fee will include a published book of the combined work of participants. Great opportunity to learn, and be published!
    Contact Richard Grove or visit the CCLA web site for more information.

    Check out our happenings, or tell us about yours for our on-line calendar. If you are a CFP member, or member of a CFP Affiliate Organization then submit your events to the calendar coordinator Patricia Lange. It's a great way to easily increase attendance.