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The Lorenzo Society

About the Lorenzo Society

The Lorenzo Society enhances the student experience by celebrating literary and intellectual arts, music, and film. The Lorenzo Society collaborates with campus groups and community partners to provide cultural artistic opportunities for artists, performers, and audiences.

We organize poetry readings for students and visiting authors, present exhibits in the Art Gallery (Ward Chipman Library Building), and publish the student literary journal VOX.

We also arrange performances by the Saint John String Quartet, UNB Saint John's Musicians-in-Residence.

For more information, email lorenzo@unb.ca.

Enriching our campus and our community

William Prouty

Established in 1975, William Prouty, who was the Chairman, as well as a professor, named the Lorenzo Society after the 15th century ruler, poet and patron of the arts named Lorenzo de Medici who was known as “Lorenzo the Magnificent”. He ruled from 1469 to 1478 with his brother. He supported artistic greats such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Since its inception, The Lorenzo Society at UNB Saint John has presented an impressive selection of cultural activities and events for students and members of the community including performances by the Saint John String Quartet, readings by prominent authors, art exhibits, and the publication of the student literary journal VOX.

The mandate of the Lorenzo Society is to host these activities at UNB Saint John for those on campus and in the greater Saint John area. Membership includes students, staff, faculty, members of the Greater Saint John community, and those who live in the Southwestern New Brunswick region. Most of Lorenzo Society events are open to the public and free of charge.

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You may contact the UNB Saint John Lorenzo Society at lorenzo@unb.ca or P.O. Box 5050, Saint John, NB E2L 4L5, Canada.