World Poetry Festival: Bringing the World Together in Peace through Poetry, May 25-26, FREE
World Poetry & the City of Richmond will be hosting their Second International Festival on May 25-26, 2012. The theme will be “World Peace”, with a focus on children and youth.
World Poetry & the City of Richmond proudly present intercultural poetry and performance from Asia and around the world.
- Inspire Peace! May 25, Richmond Cultural Centre, 7000,100 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC, 6:30-8:30 pm, Grand opening: First Nations Welcome by Roberta Price. Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer, MA and World Poetry Directors.
- Achieve Peace May 26, 10:30 am-4:30 pm. Book launches, readings. Free! International & National Poets from different countries.
Award Winning Photographer Jaypee Belarmino, New Zealand and the Philippines
“I chose a child holding a globe for our upcoming World Poetry Peace Anthology cover. It signifies our theme that indeed, Peace is a step closer because it is now just a generation away. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “If we are to teach real peace in this world, we shall have to begin with children.” I believe that by teaching these children effectively, one new generation coming is enough to achieve real peace. The child holding the globe signifies that if we could inspire our children, then through them, peace in the entire world could be achieved, enabling them to understand what it means to celebrate life. Peace – a step closer. Peace – a generation away!”
Richmond Cultural Centre
100-7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC Canada.