The Carmen Ziolkowski Poetry Prize

Carmen Ziolkowski was a beloved Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, poet born near Naples, Italy. In her spirit, The Lawrence House Literary Arts Committee is seeking well-crafted poetry that is heartfelt, nature-based, and hopeful for this first Poetry Prize in her honour. Special thanks to Carmen’s family for their first-prize donation. First prize, $500; Second prize, $250; Third prize, $100; and selected Honourable Mentions.

Please visit our Carmen Ziolkowski Poetry Prize page for more information and to enter.

The Annual Floyd Gibson Exhibition

The annual Floyd Gibson Exhibition is now open to view in person or online .

Thank you all who contributed work to this Annual Exhibition.The winners were announced Sunday January 9,2022

To view the entire Exhibition please go to our online store https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/collections/the-annual-floyd-gibson-members-juried-show

 

 

The First place winner for this year’s Floyd Gibson Exhibition is “Primary Consciousness” by Lynne Kenneith Brogden. Kenneth often does portraits of water and sky, depicting the atmosphere and unity of the cycle of water

The second place winner was entitled “Silent Goodbyes to Bayside” by Julia Potts. This was the artist’s original photograph digitally enhanced with a whimsical signature template

 

The Third place winner was “Autumn Formation” by George Van Humbeck. Depicting the northern lake country of Ontario, this acrylic painting glows in the autumn colors of a mixed forest region.

 Friday February 4, 2022 is the opening of  “From the Beginning” a Solo Exhibition and retrospective of Sarnia Artist Pam Wong’s Art.

Pam will give an Artist’s talk on Sunday February 6th from 1:30-3:00

Uproar Blog

The Lawrence House Blog “Uproar” Is pleased to present seven selected pieces reflecting a range of departures, from dreamt to remembered to acutely felt: relationships, life cycles, memory itself. Click on the link to go directly to the poems.

Josie Di Sciatico-Andrews,Leaving

Joseph a farina, “Departures in the Rain”Theme Issue #10

Diego Martinez-Campos, “In Memory of My Memory”In Memory of My Memory

Bruce Meyer,”My Father’s City”My Father’s City

David D. Plain, “Departure Imminent”Departure Imminent

Lynn Tait, “Anthropic Principles”Anthropic Principles

Zev Torres,”Ordinarily”Ordinarily

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