“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.”
~Paula Dawn Lietz
As our first Artist-in-Residence, Paula Dawn Lietz is responsible for the cover art of DoveTales, adapted in the beautiful new headers of our website and Facebook page, as well as the bookmarks that will go out to young writers and their schools all over the world. Additionally, her art, photography and poetry can be found throughout the pages of DoveTales, an International Journal of the Arts, “Occupied” 2013, as well as the 2014 “Contrast” edition of DoveTales.
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.
About Paula Dawn Lietz
Paula Dawn Lietz is a widely published writer, photographer and artist who lives in rural Manitoba Canada. Ms. Lietz was awarded first prize in the United Kingdom Frost Photography International Competition 2011. Her writing, art, and photography have appeared in many publications, and she was responsible for the cover art of many of these.
Learn more about Paula Dawn Lietz here.
Writing for Peace News:
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This spring, Writing for Peace will look at gun violence and women’s equality, two important issues that are often intertwined. We’ll take a step back from the inflammatory gun control debate by exploring the subject through poetry, essays and fiction.
Coming soon: Writing for Peace Adviser Vicki Lindner shares her powerful essay about being assaulted at gunpoint in Egypt, and the kindness that led to her recovery in an Egyptian hospital. Lindner’s essay will appear in two parts on Monday (3/18) and Wednesday (3/21).
Young Writers Contest
Our 2013 Young Writers Contest closed on March 1st with 106 entries from 21 different countries! Announcements will be made on May 1st, 2013. Congratulations to every young writer who participated! The 2014 Young Writers Contest Guidelines will be posted on June 1st, 2013.
DoveTales, an International Journal of the Arts
The “Occupied” 2013 issue of DoveTales has gone to press! The release date is slated for March 30th, but you will begin seeing some exciting changes on the website before then. Stay tuned, and thank you for your support!
Equity for Women Writers
Writing for Peace encourages all young people to write and to believe their writing can make a difference, but is that equally true for boys and girls? Sadly, the latest VIDA Count indicates that we have a long way to go to achieve gender equality in the literary world. Please help us reverse this trend by reading works written be women and promoting your favorite women authors. Ask your children who they are reading in school, supplement their reading list with books by women authors, and talk to their teachers, librarians, and principals about adding women authors to their curriculum. Take note of the authors reviewed in your local papers and advocate for women authors. Head to your library or book store with a list of the twelve amazing women on our Advisory Panel. And please make a statement in support of women writers here. Thank you!
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