World Poetry Day in Vancouver
People who write poetry, those who consider themselves poets treasure languages. They are just in love with words. Words are their bridge to the world. This is how they relate and connect. Because poetry has played a significant role in many cultures and has played as a companion to many hearts, the UNESCO has assigned March 21st to be the World Poetry Day.
“As a deep expression of the human mind and as a universal art, poetry is a tool for dialogue and rapprochement. The dissemination of poetry helps to promote dialogue among cultures and understanding between peoples because it gives access to the authentic expression of a language,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO.
In celebration of this beautiful holiday, Writers International Canada and Moberly Art and Culture Center are hosting a poetry night featuring some of Canada’s well known poets, such as Renee Saklikar, Timothy Shay, Candice James, Godwin Barton, Janet Kvammen, Dennis E. Bolen, Lydia Kwa, Kevin Spenst, Meharoona Ghani, Lilija Valis.
In addition, there will be an open mic session at the end for an amateur poets who wish to share their work.