Norma West Linder Tribute Issue

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED OCTOBER 1ST UNTIL NOVEMBER 30, 2023 Norma West Linder, a prolific Sarnia poet and author, passed away on August 26, 2023, just shy of her 95th birthday. Over the course of her life, Norma wrote 5 novels, 14 collections of poetry, a memoir of Manitoulin Island, two children's books, and a biography of Pauline McGibbon. She also taught at Lambton College and was a mentor for many writers in this area. A member of several writing associations, she was a literary presence across Canada. In her honour, The Lawrence House Literary Arts Committee would like to dedicate our first issue of Uproar this year to Norma's memory. We will be accepting poetry and stories that are written in the spirit of Norma and her collection of work. We will also publish poetry and short recounts that are about Norma and the influence that she may have had on us in either our writing or personal lives. A quick review of Norma's work will reveal that she enjoyed writing poetry about nature, Manitoulin Island, music—particularly jazz, teaching, the beach, her family and small anecdotes about people and places. Work that is in the spirit of these themes would be welcomed for this tribute issue to Norma. Deadline: November 30, 2023

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