Canada Council for the Arts Grant Recipient
With deep gratitude, Corri Lobbezoo thanks the Canada Council for the Arts for empowering and supporting their work. Canada Council awarded Lobbezoo their Professional Development grant in February 2023. This award has funded Lobbezoo's 10-month writing program with The Writer's Studio at Simon Fraser University.
Canada Council is "proud to be Canada’s public arts funder. [They] contribute to the vibrancy of a creative and diverse arts and literary scene through our grants, services, prizes and payments to Canadian artists and arts organizations."
Small Town Kid, UNTIL Magazine
June 10, 2023
Lobbezoo writes a short creative non-fiction piece about growing up as a farm kid in the tiny town of Lynden, Ontario, and going to visit the local Co-op with her father.
Memory was the topic of Issue 5 of UNTIL Magazine, a brilliant online journal created to showcase artists UNTIL the pandemic is over and life returns to a new normal.
In "Social Distance, Haiku, and You" by Alan Nakagawa
April 23, 2020
How is your experience of social distancing going? Imagine hearing from 500+ people on their quarantine time -- all in haiku.
October 15, 2015
This blog post was written for a friend's business site while Lobbezoo was creating a life coaching business.
Lobbezoo finds it relevant to her current work as a writer because an artist is a kind of entrepreneur who has a multi-faceted role: doing the work (writing), refining and pitching and sell the work, motivating oneself, staying organized, and so on.
"'They Built a Kingdom’: Developing a Free Reformed Church Community in Southern Ontario, 1950-1976”, Master's Thesis, University of Waterloo
This is Lobbezoo's 142-page graduate thesis in fulfilment of her Master's of History at the University of Waterloo.
“On the Excellencies of Dana Porter Library”
Student Life 101 Ezine, University of Waterloo
Somehow, perhaps through befriending a very cool history librarian named Jane, Corri Lobbezoo became the unofficial poet of Dana Porter Library . . . even though it all started as a joke.
The Calm before the Storm: Reflections on DP at the Start of a New Term
A second poem about the University of Waterloo's library Dana Porter, this one in the style of "The Night Before Christmas."
"Teacher Journal," Sias University
Freshly graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in History and Linguistics, Lobbezoo moved to China in summer 2006 to teach English at Sias International University. She taught (and became the Sophomore team leader) for a second year as well before heading home in 2008.
Lobbezoo was asked to write a reflective piece on her experience as a teacher living on campus at Sias.
"Dirt Rich" | Power of the Pen
“Dirt Rich” is a short story that won First Prize for Short Fiction by age group. in The Power of the Pen Award is sponsored by Hamilton Public Library & The Hamilton Spectator.