Pd Lietz, Writing for Peace Artist-in-ResidencePaula Dawn Lietz


I know not the words to express the deep honour I felt when asked to accept the position of Artist-in-Residence, joining the like-minded writers and artists in the folds of Writing for Peace. There’s an old English proverb that says, ‘When war begins, then hell opens.’  From a personal aspect I know this to be true, and there need not be a man-made hell.

As Writing for Peace’s Artist-in-Residence, Pd Lietz is responsible for the cover art of our first issue of DoveTales, reflected in the beautiful new headers of our website and Facebook page. Her art, photography and poetry can be found in all their glorious colors throughout the pages of our 2013 International Journal of the Arts.

Whether with words, camera, or canvas, Lietz’s work reflects a broad spectrum of awareness that can be stark and cutting, or  warm and expansive. Her work reveals a love of nature, of light and shadows, unique angles and perspectives. She pushes through artistic boundaries, demonstrating a multi-media approach to voice, point-of-view and empathy.

Lietz, Mother, what was war

About Pd Lietz

Pd Lietz is a widely published writer, photographer and artist who lives in rural Manitoba Canada. Ms. Lietz was awarded first prize United Kingdom Frost Photography International Competition 2011. Her writing, art and photography have appeared in and as covers of many publications:  Naugatuck River Review Summer 2011 & Winter 2013,
MaINtENaNT: Journal of Contemporary DADA Writing and Art, editions  #4, 5 & 6, Visions, Voices and Verses, In the Company of Women, Sunrise From Blue Thunder, Poet Tree, Reflections of a Blue Planet 3 1,2,3 & 4, Uncoil A Night, Origami Poetry Project, Songs of Sandy, Enchanting Verses, International Poetry Journal to name a few. And her poetry is being placed on billboards around the world due to the wonderful vision of Phantom Billstickers Ltd of New Zealand.

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“There is no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy.  There is nothing good in war.  Except its ending.”  Abe Lincoln


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