The 4th Annual World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival returns to the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, from October 6 to 26, 2014.   The World Poetry Festival once again brings together international poets, Canadian  and local multicultural poetry groups during this dynamic festival.   A video presentation explains what the World Poetry festival is all about.

Each selected international poet will present their poetry, launch a book, present their film be featured at this exhibition at the Learning Centre.


This is a multi-site exhibition in the Metro Vancouver region.  Partnership venues include the following:

  • October 6th-26th World Poetry Display at the University of British Columbia, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1  400 gift poems. Six display cases, 24 hour video feed, white board for logos.
  •  October 11 Special Opening of World Poetry Vancouver 1-3 pm. Display: October 1-15th 75 gift poems. Youth section, Britannia Community Library,  (VPL) 1661 Napier Street Vancouver, B.C. V5L 4X4
  • October 19 Opening Gala 1:30-4:30 pm. Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Room 7000. Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6B 5K3. Awards, reading, launches. October 19, 7-9 pm Dinner and social time.
  • October 22, 6:30-8:30 pm. New Westminster Public  Library. 716 6th Street, New Westminster. BC. World Poetry Night Out celebrates 5 years! World Poetry Peace Poetathon Grand Celebration!
  • October 25, 10:30 am – 9:00  pm. UBC Learning Exchange, World Poetry Film Festival, Featuring Peace and Human Rights documentaries by young filmmakers from Canada, Afghanistan and India plus possible Worldwide Launch of the WP Literary Journal. Awards. Poetry Display. 100 gift poems. Peace Posters by Sattar Saberi.

For more information, please contact Allan Cho, curator of the Learning Centre exhibitions.

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