An old photo of me performing in my backyard ( Arabian Dance ) in 2013 in Maple Ridge
Tomorrow, is Thursday September 5th and it is the Holy Wow Poetic Pasta Recital (I will be the featured poet plus there will be Open Mic) Location: Pitt Meadows Golf Course (Anderson Room) 13615 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows BC V3Y 2R8
Thursday September 5th, 2019 At: 6:00pm Join us for Pasta Night: Delicious Pasta Buffet $22.95 + Drinks + Gratuity & Tax/person.
As much as I wish to read poetry, tell stories & perform, I can only do one of those things tomorrow 🙂 I can’t wait to see many of my friends there plus my dear uncle Serwan Yamolky will be there and I can’t wait to share poems from my third collection of poetry ( Dreamers Needed ) https://binged.it/2ZL6S79
there is a slight chance that I may surprise them and do dance 🙂 Watch this clip of my uncle’s music soooo sweeeeet
ڕۆژی 14-8-2019 ماڵی كورد ،لیژنەی جینۆسایدو ئەنفال، لەشاری فانکۆڤەر/کەنەدا، مەراسیمێکی تایبەت بەجینۆسایدی كوردە ئێزدییەکان سازدەکات. لەم مەراسیمەدا، چەندین خەڵکی شارەزاو پسپۆر، بەشداری دەکەن و قسەوباس و لێكۆڵینەوە دەکەن، لە ڕووی سیاسی ، کلتووری ،کۆمەڵایەتی و دەروونیەکانی تاوانەکە. تیشک دەخەنە سەر زۆر لایەنی شاراوەی تاوانەکە، هەڵوێست گرتن لەسەر نامرۆڤانەترین و وەحشیانەترین ڕەفتاری داعش، دەرهەق بە ژنان ، منداڵان ،كوڕو كچان و پیاوان و بەساڵاچوانی كوردی ئێزدی لەوێنەیەكی تراژیدیادا، دەخەنە ڕوو . ماڵی كورد، داوا لەڕەوەندی كوردی شاری فانکۆفەرو دەوروبەری دەكات، كە لەم مەراسیمە تایبەت و گرنگەدا ئامادەبن و ڕۆڵیان هەبێت . Honour us with your presence! On behalf of the Kurdish House , we would like to invite you to attend: Kurdish Eezidi Genocide Remembrance Event . شوێن. و كاتی مەراسیمەكە : ————————— Location : Simon Fraser University —SFU Downtown Campus ( Room 7000 ) Address: 555 W. Hastings St. Vancouver BC Date : Wednesday,August 14th ,2019 Time :7:15-9:00pm. سوپاس بۆ ئامادەبوونتان ماڵی كورد
All photos taken from google images. Non of the photos are mine. I am only using them to highlight the plight and the horror the Yezidi people suffered in the hand of isis
Copied information from Facebook: Office statistics of the rescue of Yazidi abductees, stated below, as the result of the heinous crimes committed by the terrorists of the organization; Islamic State in Iraq and the Sham (ISIS). The numbers against the Yazidis, since 03-08-2014: *These statistics are approved by the United Nations. – The number of Yezidis in Iraq: 550,000 people. – The number of people displaced by an invasion is approximately 360,000. – The number of martyrs in the first days of the invasion 1,293. The number of orphans produced by the invasion: 2,745. – The number of mass graves discovered in Shingal has so far been 80. In addition to dozens of individual cemetery sites. – The number of religious shrines that have been bombed by: 68. – The number of those who emigrated outside the country is estimated at more than 100,000.
*Number of abductees 6,417. Of which: Females: 3,548 Males: 2,869
*The numbers of survivors following the tragedy is as follows:
Please join Artists Helping Artists and the Federation of BC Writers for a special Poetry Open Mic. Happening onSaturday July 27th from 1- 3PM at Artists Helping Artists studio to celebrate a “Summer of Inclusion”, this FREE event is open to everyone!
The featured poets will be sharing their poetry and prose inspired by the summer season and the concept of “Inclusion” followed by an open mic for the audience to share their own works. They encourage an interactive evening for artists and audience to foster an appreciation of the space and the words coming together to create a memorable and engaging evening.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE!
Our Featured Poets
Cynthia Sharp is the Federation of BC Writers Greater Vancouver Regional Rep and a full member of The League of Canadian Poets. The author of Rainforest in Russet, she’s featured at The Vancouver International Writer’s Festival, Word Vancouver, The SFU Reading Series, The Vancouver Pubic Library, YVR Authors, Words on Fire in Port Alberni, The Writers Read Series in Toronto, Poesic Fest in Denver and events through North America and been published and broadcast internationally.
Lara Varesi is president of Burnaby Writers’ Society and organizes and hosts the Society’s reading series Spoken INK. Lara has been fortunate to host and feature at many events, and is currently lost in what feels like the never-ending process of writing and editing with the goal of completing her first poetry manuscript.
Adriane Giberson is a wordsmith and an artist. A Montreal native, she moved to Vancouver by way of California and has been getting her feet wet in the Pacific Northwest since 2009. An alumni of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio Online program, she is currently working on a collection of poetry and fictional pieces in the form of short stories and a novel (or two). Her artwork has been published in Collaborative Art Journals and Shared Visions in Mixed Media by L.K. Ludwig.
Melody Owen grew up in Ontario on a small family beef cattle farm until she was eleven. After moving to the city, her family fell apart, as did her world. The Devil’s Daughter tells the difficult story of those times with honesty, courage and humour. Melody now lives in Vancouver, BC, with her two lovely daughters. She heads up YVR Authors, supporting local authors as they write, publish and promote their books.
Vancouver author, poet, songwriter Bill Arnott is the bestselling author of Dromomania and Gone Viking: A Travel Saga. Bill’s Indie Folk CD is Studio 6. His work is published in Canada, the US, the UK, Europe and Asia. His column Poetry Beat is published by the League of Canadian Poets and the Federation of BC Writers. Bill has a 2019 poetry prize from Pandora’s Collective and is shortlisted for the Whistler Independent Book Awards 2019 with Gone Viking.
Lozan Yamolky is Canadian-Kurdish from Northern Iraq. She immigrated to Canada in 1995 and started reciting and writing new poetry in the fall of 2013 through open mic events. She is a freelance English, Kurdish and Arabic interpreter. Her debut poetry book, I’m No Hero, published by Silver Bow, was launched in 2016, followed by her collection Counting Waves. Her Latest poetry collection was Self-Published and soft launched in February 2019 (Dreamers Needed).