Ready or not, rain or shine, happy or sad, you are coming to my book launch; you will be glad you did.
If you are sad, you will feel happy you did. If you are already happy, you will be happier.
Do not make excuse and do not search for a reason not to come to The Holy Wow Poets Canada. Come early because the lobby fills up quickly so you need to find yourself a good seat.
I am setting up a fun prizes including two people who bought my book since it printed and on the day on the launch, will enter into a draw and get their $20.00 plus I have two boxes of Purdies (hedgehog) chocolate boxes and one more mystery gift.
My book ( Counting Waves ) is $20.00 cash or online through PayPal
If you also are a poet and want to share one pome with us, Tuesday October 3rd 7:00-9:00pm is your chance to be on our open mic. Dress up or dress down it is going to be a fun and memorable 2 hours.
It is easy to find this place (The ACT Art Centre) and parking if FREE for the first hour and $0.50 for the second hour. The building is located on 224 Stree (between Lougheed Highway & Dewdney Trunk Road)
You willbe surrounded by people who encurage you and support your poetic journey. You will meet and great other talented poets and non-poets as well who are there to support my book launch.
I am looking forward to the big day in two day.
Published by Lozan Yamolky
First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge that I humbly live on the traditional, unceeded territories of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) & xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Thank you for allowing me to live on your land —Vancouver, BC Canada.
I am a Canadian citizen who migrated from Kurdistan —Present day Northern Iraq, in 1995 after spending over a year as an asylum seeker in Turkey.
I was born and raised in Baghdad in 1972, I am the fifth of eleven children; three boys and seven girls –one brother passed away in infancy.
I am the author of ( I’m No Hero) and ( Counting Waves ) published by: Silver Bow Publishing. I am dedicating my third book of poems ( Dreamers Needed ) to my teenage boys, Trey, 15 and Wyatt, 13.
I started reciting my poems for the first time in 2013 at The Holy Wow Poets Canada in Maple Ridge. I am currently a member of the Canadian Authors Association, Federation of BC Writers, The Royal City Literary Art Society and the Holy Wow Poets Canada. I am presently the secretary of the Royal City Literary Arts Society. I work as a freelance interpreter.
I was commissioned in the fall of 2017 to write a poem about the refugee experience to DaCapo Chamber Choir in Toronto. The event will feature my poem “I am here” in spring 2019.
I was one of the recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Poet Award from WIN– Writers International Network Canada and was 3rd place winner at the 2018 Tagore Festival Peace Poems contest. Since first sharing my poetry in 2013, I have featured in numerous poetry events throughout the Greater Vancouver area.
My work has been published in The Royal City Poets Anthologies (Silver Bow Publishing), The Royal City Literary Arts Society online magazine eZine, Wordplay at Work, Creative Quills Ink Verse (North Vancouver), Celebrate Canada 150 and Culture Days From Far and Wide (Multicultural Creative Writing Collection 2017) and the 2018 Holy Wow Poets Anthology (Maple Ridge).
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