Sunday, March 13, 2011

International Writers and Artists Association

Welcome on the Website of the International Artists and Writers Association (IWA), founded in 1978
We would like to invite you to search our site, enjoy the Poetry and Information alike. IWA has been founded to promote the goal of understanding, friendship and literature/art exchange in the five continents. We promote creative and critical thinking in literature and art. We defend reason, science, freedom of inquiry and ethical alternatives.  If you are interested to join us, please write us a letter:  
International Artist and Writers Association (IWA)Attn. Teresinka Pereira
P.O. Box 352048
Toledo, OH 43635-2048

With kind regards

Teresinka Pereira

About Us 
The IWA was founded in 1978. We support the rights and freedoms in the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights for all people, everywhere. We value: respect for and comprehension of all cultures and
ethnic traditions; freedom of speech and diversity within the bounds of a just world. More fundamental
than freedom of speech and diversity we value the rejection of racism, sexism, tribalism and ageism.
We believe in optimism rather than pessimism, hope rather despair, learning in the place of
dogma, truth instead of ignorance, joy rather than guilt or sin, tolerance in the place of fear, love instead of
hatred, compassion over selfishness, beauty instead of ugliness, and reason rather than blind faith or

IWA has many distinguished members as Marquis K. Vella Haber, SOSJ Gran Prior International
and Head of the Executive of the Supreme Council of the Sov. Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (Malta); Prince Waldemar Baroni Santos (Brasil), Don Ciro Punzo, Prince of Cnosso and Manzartille (Italy);Viktor Busa, President of the International States Parliament for Safety and Peace; Prince Dom Duarte Nuno Joäo Pio de Orleäes e Braganca, of Portugal; Prince Giuseppe Benvenuto 1o Agatino Raddino de Gevaudan de la Casa Real di Horistal y de las Valadas Occitanas (Italy); Dr. Denis Kelleher Muhilly, President of the American International University; Dr. Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brasil (1994-2002), Frei Betto (Brazll), Dr. Aöcio Neves, (Governor of Minas Gerais, Brazil), Fidel Castro Ruz (Cuba) and famous writers as Eduardo Galeano (Uruguay), Ernesto Säbato (Argentina), Noam Chomsky (USA), Fernando Alegria (Chile), Rigoberta Menchü (Peace Nobel Prize in 92, Guatemala), Hedi Bouraoui,T unisia;EJazR ahim, PakistanE laine SommersR ich, USA; ElenaP oniatowskaM, exico; Cdlia Lamounier de Araüjo, Brazil Celso Furtado, Brazil; Cöcile Nguyen, Vietnam; Armando Rojo Leön, Marocco; Frank Mackay Amim-Appiah, Ghana; Fröddric Maire, France; Frederico Ningi, Angola, etc.
Among the immortals: Marcel Marceau (France), Carlos Drummond de Andrade (Brazil), Alberto
Moravia, (Italy), EllaFitzgerald (USA), Eugene Ionesco (Romania), Jorge Guillön and Francisco Garcia Pavön (Spain), Juan Carlos Maria Onetti, Augusto Roa Bastos (Paraguay); Juan Rulfo ( Mexico), Julio Cortäzar and Manuel Puig (Argentina), Maguerite Duras (France), + Melina Mercouri (Greece) and many others, about 1350 associates in 125 countries, on the five continents of the world.

The President

Teresinka Pereira


Teresinka Pereira: Brazilian-American poet, President of the International Writers and Artists Association (IWA), President of the International Congress of the Society of Latin Culture.

She received from the Knights of Malta Sovereigh Order of St. John of Jerusalem the hereditary title of "Dame of Grace", signed by the Grand Prior S.O.S.J. Dom K. Vella Haber (Malta, January 8, 1997). January 1999 she was appointed Senator of the International Parliament for Safety and Peace. Dr. Teresinka Pereira received, in 1985, the noble title of Dame of Magistral Grace from Dom Waldemar Baroni Santos, Prince of Brazil, for her literary merits. Additionally, she received the title Grand Dame of Justice the Order of the Round Table Catania on 12th of March 2008. She has a letters patent as "Lieutenant" from the Legion of Honor of the King of Sicily. Teresinka Pereira has published 40 books, 800 essays and 3040 poems in the international press.

Teresinka received a Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of New Mexico, USA in 1972, and in 1997 she received the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the University Simon Bolivar, in Colombia. Additionally, she has been honored with honoris causa doctorates from the International Academy St. Lukas in Antwerpes and from the International Academy of Culture and Political Science in Moldova. In 1972 she received the National Prize for Theatre in Brazil, in 1977 she was nominated Poet of the Year by the Canadian Society of Poets, and in 1992 was nominated Personality of the Year by the Brazilian Writers Union. She was awarded a golden "Laurel Wreath" as "Laureate Woman of Letters" from the United Poets Laureate International (UPLI). In 1994 she was the winner of the Su-Se Ru International Literary Magazine Company Prize in Korea, and in Greece, she was the winner of the Prize City of Athens. Also in 1994 was elected Director of International Affairs of the Society of Latin Culture. Since 1989 she is a member of the North American Academy of Spanish Language, corresp. of the Royal Spanish Academy.