Walter Keyombe, an international Kenyan leading contemporary poet and a member of World Poets Society based in Greece is announcing the 1st World Peace Poetry Festival Kenya 2009 under the theme: “Reconcile, Transform, Forgive & Reconnect” to be held from 19th to 20th September,in Nairobi Kenya this year at the venue not yet mentioned.
Poets from all around the world will participate and show case their poetic creativity in a well planned open mic, attend educational lectures and seminars lead by an international spoken word poets Mrs. Dasha Kelly from USA,Poet Koketso Marishane from South Africa and Philo Ikonya from Kenya. All poets will take part in a reading and performing session which will mark the International Peace Day on 21st of September.
”This event is designed to promote and educate the society,activists youth,students, leaders, churches and schools on how to achieve peace love and unity within our communities and to crash the obstacles facing the world towards stability.”said Keyombe.
Truly, this festival for peace will be a place where poets and other artist will learn and discover their responsibilities and find inspirations for their poems or works, some not getting into limelight or getting published, not to mention some poets will get a chance to win the coveted International Peace Bearer Award for 2009 by the United Minds For Peace Society (UMFPS). The award will be presented by the Society Secretary General and international award winning poet, Mr.Sonnet Mondal from India.
Mr. Keyombe who is the host of this prestigious poetic event is welcoming any individual and organization who would like to sponsor the festival to come on board and do so. There will be a world class entertainment to all the attending poets and guests.The entertainment will be lead by the Voices of Hope,Fishers Of Men,Spoken Word Narrators,Awana Kids from Hope Baptist Church and schools around Nairobi including World Hope Academy.
A selection of distinguished poets and speakers will also be at the event to speak and to address those in attendants, this includes Pastor Charles Macharia and Mr. Benard Litwachi and Susan Mbuthia(Kenya),P.Gopichand & P.Nagasuseela (INDIA), official members of World Poets Society, World Peace Organization, World Hope International Kenya and United Minds For Peace Society (UMFPS) all the participants will be required to pay the festival fee of Ksh 500 for early registration, the fee includes snacks and refreshments,tickets to the open mic and seminar room.
The deadline for registration is 30th August. Any one after the date will have to pay Ksh 600 and all payments should be sent via M-Pesa line 0710442872.
Register Now and get the chance to meet, shake hands and discuss poetry and peace with the world legendary renowned and award winning academic poets. Win the international recognition for peace. To access more information about the event, contact or email:
World Hope International Kenya
P.O Box 25062-00603
Cell phone: +2547104428