Award Winning Poet
Lorraine is writing a weekly column, Poetry Place, for the Santiva Chronicle, an online newspaper for Sanibel and Captiva Islands in Florida.
Lorraine Walker Williams was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She received First Place Awards in Poetry from the National League of American Pen Women and read and recorded her work in the Library of Congress. She received the Literary Artist of the Year Award from the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, Florida. Her work is in Poet’s House, New York City. Lorraine is the recipient of two Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grants in poetry. One of her poems was selected for the International Museum of Women’s website. Gulf Coast Writers and FGCU Sanibel Writers Conference have awarded her First Place in their poetry contests. Her poems are published in numerous journals. She writes Lorraine is the creator of the collaborative ArtPoems Project (2007-Present). She is the author of a weekly column, Poetry Place, for the Santiva Chronicle. Between Land and Sea, Near Water, Paradise Found and Fire in the Grass. Lorraine lives on Sanibel Island and spends summers in Denver, Colorado and San Francisco, CA. She has chaired and coordinated writing groups in both Florida and New Jersey and presents workshops on poetry. .
National League of American Pen Women Biennial Convention First Place Award Poetry: From My Window, April 24, 2014
Second Place Award: Artist Embassy International for ArtPoem: "Malala"
Invited to read at The Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, September 20, 2014.