Award Winning Poet

Lorraine Walker Williams

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Lorraine with Toni Libro, 
​Summer Bards Program Director

Lorraine Walker Williams is available on Zoom for all workshops and presentations.

Lorraine Walker Williams is available for:

  • Poetry and Editing Workshops, 

  • Journaling into the Finished  Poem Workshop 

  • The Power of Healing through Writing.

Lorraine is available to Book Groups to discuss Simply Sanibel Poems and do a selected reading tailored to your needs.

Lorraine's Presentation about the creative process:

"Shaking the Muse Loose!" may be arranged for your group.

She is also available to book groups to discuss her book, SPLIT, and do selected reading. Lorraine will tailor her talk to your group's needs. 


Recent Events
and Readings

National League of American Pen Women National Conference, April 2022, 3rd Place Award for Lorraine's Sonnet Diptych, The One with Violets in Her Lap/The One with Violence in Her Lap.

Lorraine’s poem, One Morning, published in Light on the Walls of Life, a tribute anthology to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jambu Press, San Francisco, CA, 2022

Lorraine read her poems The Diva of Disaster and Letter to Domestic Terrorists virtually at the 28th Dancing Poetry Festival, September 26, 2021

Lorraine read her poem, Hummingbird  at the launch of the first New Jersey Beach Bards Anthology, “First Wave” online, August 2021.

NLAPW featured her poem, The Art We Have to Master online, April 2021.

Her poem, After the Election was published in the Winter issue of “The Pen Woman” magazine.

Lorraine read her First Place poem Virtual  online on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at
The Dancing Poetry Festival.

ArtPoems Gallery Show,

Arts for Act, Fort Myers, FL, July 2020

ArtPoems Presentation:

February 26, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL.

Poetry Open Mic:

January 15, 2020, 7:30 p.m
Strauss Theater, BIG ARTS, Sanibel, FL

Guest Curator of Vicki Helmer's online Poetry Column

Denver, Colorado, Fall 2019

Lorraine Walker Williams had her framed poems featured as part of the Marin Center for the Arts NLAPW Exhibit

San Rafael, CA from August 2, 2019 to January 2, 2020.

NLAPW  website: Poem of the Week: Plant

Summer Bards Program: 
​Featured Poet 

June 17, 2019; 6:00-7:30 p.m. 
Cape May Library System, Sea Isle Library, 
4800 Central Avenue, Sea Isle, New Jersey

Writers Read 

March 13, 2019; 7:30 p.m. 
BIG ARTS, Sanibel, FL
ArtPoems Performance

FSW Rush Auditorium, Fort Myers

March 14, 2019  7:30-9:00 pm

Book Talk on Simply Sanibel Poems

March 12, 2019, 2 p.m.
Estero, FL

ArtPoems Performance

Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers
February 20, 2019  7:30-9:00 pm

ArtPoems Presentation and Reading:

February 11, 2019
Florida Southwest University, Fort Myers, Florida. 

Poetry Open Mic

BIG ARTS, Sanibel
January 23, 2019 7:30 pm

Simply Sanibel Poems

Pen Women, Daas Gallery, Fort Myers
January 12, 2019, 6:00-9:00 pm

Gulf Coast Writers annual Poetry Contest

Judge 2011-2019


President of the Board

Guest Curator

Loraine was the Guest Curator of Vicki Hellmer's Poetry Column,  Denver, Colorado in September 2018.

Poetry Reading

September 15, 2018: Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, noon-2 pm.
Reading and choreographed dance performance of Poem, Two Braids.
Reading of ArtPoem, Barns

Poetry Open Mic:

January 25, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL

ArtPoems Performance

Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
March 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

ArtPoems Performance

BIG ARTS, Sanibel, FL

March 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Book Launch and Reading

Sanibel Library, Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Broadsides Reading

Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
7:00 p.m. January 12, 2017

ArtPoems Performance

7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ArtPoems Performance

Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
7:00 pm., Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Southwest Florida Reading Festival

Centennial Park, Fort Myers, FL
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.,  Saturdady, March 18, 2017

ArtPoems, Arts for Act

Artwalk, Fort Myers, FL
6-8:00 p.m., Friday, April 7, 2017ArtPoems

Simply Sanibel Poems
Book Signing:

BIG ARTS Writers Read

November 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Herb Strauss Theater, Sanibel, FL

Simply Sanibel Poems
Book Signing:

December 13, 2016, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
MacIntosh Books,
Palm Ridge Shopping Center,
Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, FL

Poetry Reading

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Cape Coral Library
921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL

FLSouthwest Florida Reading Festival

March 19, 2016, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Harborside Event Center, Fort Myers, FL

Keiser University Literary Festival

Poetry Judge
March 19, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
9100 Forum Corporate Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL


Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Alliance for the Arts
McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL

BIG ARTS Writers Read

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL

ArtPoems at BIG ARTS

February 27, 2016

Sanibel Library Poetry Fest:

April 1, 2015, 3:00 p.m.


The Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
April 8, 2015, 7:00 p.m.


The Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
April 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Presentation of Poetry

March 10, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Sidney Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL