Palabra en el mundo / Word in the world / Parole dans le monde
The Fredericton event, on Thursday, 16 May, 2–4 pm, in Palabra en el mundo / Word in the world / Parole dans le monde, festival internacional de poesía en todas partes (VII edición del 9 al 21 de mayo, 2013) features participating poets, Joe Blades, Carlos Morales, Nela Rio, Eugenia Dietrich, Andrew Scott, and others. Location is the Carleton Street pedway (rain location: River Reading Room, Fredericton Public Library, 12 Carleton Street). Organized by Nela Rio
, with the support of Asociación Latina de New Brunswick–“Presencia”, Broken Jaw Press, Capítulo Fredericton de la Academia Iberoamericana de Poesía; in association with Proyecto Cultural SUR, Revista Isla Negra, and Festival Internacional de Poesia de la Habana; plus World Poetry Movement supporting peace in Columbia and throughout the world.
At least 200 poetry readings and art activities will be held between next 9 and 21 May in 117 cities from 63 countries as an expression of solidarity with the peace talks between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), being carried out in Havana, Cuba, from poets and member organizations of the World Poetry Movement (WPM) and Word in the World.
Over 850 poets, artists, intellectuals and scientists from 139 nations signed a statement supporting this global campaign, which began last February, created from the efforts of world poetry to help solve some of the deepest humanitarian crises of our time, war, the deterioration of the lives of people and nature, and the material and cultural poverty of millions of human beings.