Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed September 2004

In This Issue

CFP - Events

Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Contests

S.O.S. for Poets

Welcome New Members

This summer we have had 10 events, and have been very busy planning for the next year. To help us get caught up, we are using this edition to welcome members which recently joined.

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

  • Amber Jesse
  • Caitlan Adaway
  • Marion Ruth Anderson
  • Dmitry Drozdovsky
  • George Arnold
  • Graham Ducker
  • Justine Giuliani
  • Mark Clement
  • Moonfyre Cardinal
  • Peter Gilchrist
  • Richard Grove
  • Sylvia Boire
  • Vicki Hopton
  • Wayne Brown
  • Nora A Groves
  • Lisa DiFruschio

    We are thrilled with event attendance, enthusiastic feedback, and look forward to an exciting year of contests, events and publishing opportunties.


      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.

    Greetings Canadian Federation of Poets (CFP) members, visitors and Poetry Canada Magazine supporters. We thank you for your involvement, encouragement and are looking forward to continuing to provide you with a community and opportunities to express your creativity. If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email.

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


    Sunday September 12th, 2004 at 12-6pm
    Canadian Federation of Poets will be participating in the Eden Mills Writers Festival. Come out to see us, and for CFP members, feel free to leave a few copies of your books or CDs, and we will promote them for you. Find out more at Eden Mills Writers Festival

    Friday September 17th at 7pm
  • CFP Milton events
    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 September 20th 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.

    Milton Event  Oakville Event
    Be sure to register for a one-of-a-kind workshop that will help you with your poetry and get you published!
    Find out more

    Check out all 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.

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