Tuesday, March 24, 2009

April is Poetry Month - Federation of Poets Events

Tracy Repchuk here to remind you that April is Poetry Month. Here is a bit of news from one of our members, Najah Shuqair.


The First Poetry Book Launch For A New Writer Benefits Cancer Patients

50% of the proceeds from the sale of this book go toward:
1) Breast Cancer Research
2) Cancer Research
3) Canadian Cancer Society

If you would like me to send you a photo. I can e-mail you one by attaching it to the email, I don't have one right now.

My name is Najah Shuqair. I started taking my writing seriously since 2006. I write poetry, short stories and articles.

I am a cancer survivor. I had Lumpectomy surgery 5 years ago and I had Mastectomy in January, 27, 2009.

I published my first poetry book in November 2008. It called "ENTER MY HEART", Poems For The Soul.

I started the book with a statement:

Poems are nutrition for the soul
Flowers are nutrition for the bees

I am going to launch the book on Sunday, April, 5, 2009 between 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost of the Book is $10
It is a free admission, finger food and refreshments are served.
The book can be found at: www.lambtoncounty.com/najahshuqair.html

The Book Launch at the "Kinsmen Club of Sarnia"
656 Lakeshore Road
Sarnia, On.

I love helping others. I thought of a way how can I help bodily and mentally. I found that words do affect the mind. The mind is a machine that gives orders to the body.

If the mind is good, the body becomes good and fights against anything especially cancer.

Contact Person

Akhdar Press
P.O.BOX 3327
Sarnia, Ontario
N7T 8G6
Phone: 519-542-9920
E-mail: najah137@hotmail.com

Join the Federation of Poets and become a part of this great Organization that promotes poets and poetry in the dedication of a better world.

Join the Federation of Poets

Tracy Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Do you Twitter? Social Media for poetry

Tracy Repchuk

Do you Twitter? Social Marketing for Poets

Many of you may not have entered the world of social marketing, and many of you may be mastering it. So I'll just take a few minutes to give you a very easy tool you should be using to promote your poetry.

www.Twitter.com - this community has exploded and is rivaling Google and Facebook for popularity of use. In fact it has become such an important part of traffic generation and relationship building, that all the top topics at seminars have a twitter expert on board.

It is a fast way to update users with instant messages, or tell them what you're up to, events you are going to, exchange tips, tricks and ideas, and so much more.

You have 140 characters to get the message out fast, and often, and it is a great tool.

Go here:
Tracy Repchuk's Twitter Page

start your own free account, and select the follow me option.
You will get a feel for what it is, and what you can use it for to promote yourself, and poetry.

If you're thinking how do I share my poetry in 140 characters, simply create a blog post on your blog or where ever and post your poem and create a link you put in your twitter message to drive readers there.

Use this tool to create a small link:

Here is a sample twitter post:
Read my latest poem "I am a wild child" at http://twitpwr.com/blogpost and see me Saturday Burlington, ON http://twitpwr.com/poetryevent )

Plus you can also have your twitter post autofeed to your Facebook page if you have one. If you don't that's next.

Check out my page: Tracy Repchuk's Facebook Page

AAnd yes, both of these are good for poets.

I know if Nikhil isn't already using this, he will go wild with it.

Tracy Repchuk
President of the Canadian Federation of Poets

PS - Join today and get educated on how to promote your poetry

Canadian Federation of Poets