10th International Multicultural-Multilingual Poetry Reading /
IX Recital poético multicultural y multilingüe

y “Nuestro Espacio”

In conjunction with The United Nation’s Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry, World Poetry Day (21 March), Mother Language Day (21 February), and World Water Day (22 March). Organized to foster tolerance, respect and cooperation among peoples.

20 March 2009, Saturday, 5 to 8 pm

Theme
Transparency / Transparence / Transparencia

In conjunction with the Fredericton Small Press Fair, including “Nuestro Espacio” display
@ Gallery ConneXion, 440 York St, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada


We invite you to join us! Previous celebrations since 2000 have featured poets and members of the community reading poems in many languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese, Chinese, Japanese Dutch, Danish, Urdu, Turkish, and Amharic, among other languages.

This event is open to the general public and admission is free.

Organized by Nela Rio, founder of the International Multicultural-Multilingual Poetry Reading, with the support of Gallery ConneXion, revue ellipse mag, Broken Jaw Press Inc, Latin American Cultural Centre (COCUY), Literary Translators’ Association of Canada / Association des traducteurs et traductrices littéraires du Canada, Registro de Autores Creativos de la Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas, New Brunswick Latino Association, and the Capítulo Fredericton de la Academia Iberoamericana de Poesía.

Info: nelario@rogers.com

“[Poetry] also has the virtue of being intimately connected to our private practices of writing, reading, translating and sharing. In this respect it is more then ever before at the heart of the pact we have entered into, in the context of the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010), to promote an enlightened learning based on the ideals of artistic and literary creation, freedom of expression and cultural diversity.”
—Koichiro Matsuura, United Nations



REGISTRATION FORM FOR (ATTENDING) POETS

Please include your name, postal address, email address, the text of the poem (use Times New Roman, 12 point). The poem should have 30-lines maximum including stanza breaks (this is for the purpose of printing a poster poem for exhibition at the event). Send this information to nelario@rogers.com BEFORE MARCH 7TH, 2009.



REGISTRATION FOR READERS

You may choose a poem of your favorite poet to read at this event. Please include your name, postal address, email address, the name and country of the author poet, the text of the poem (use Times New Roman, 12 point). The poem should have 30-lines maximum including stanza breaks (this is for the purpose of printing a poster poem for exhibition at the event). Send this information to nelario@rogers.com BEFORE MARCH 7TH, 2009.



REGISTRATION FOR INTERNATIONAL POETS WHO CANNOT ATTEND THE EVENT FOR REASONS OF LOCATION.

Please include your name, postal address, email address, the text of the poem (use Times New Roman, 12 point). The poem should have 30-lines maximum including stanza breaks (this is for the purpose of printing a poster poem for exhibition at the event). Send this information to nelario@rogers.com BEFORE MARCH 7TH, 2009. Audience members or poets present may read your poem at the event.