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Response to Mary Oliver’s Poem “Mindful” by Erin Anderson

Dominant Hand I “Prayers made out of grass” I dream of such a soft world Which light shines upon       II I fall asleep there Under the soft canopy Mind finally clear   III This is commonplace? Mary, … Continue reading

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CONNECTION/DISCONNECTION BY ERIN ANDERSON

Roots. Lifeline of trees and human beings alike. They provide a connection to something outside of ourselves. Nourishment. Even in their demise, trees are more than a worm buffet. They invite creatures in to share their warmth. Their scarred bark … Continue reading

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SURVIVING IS NOT PERFORMING by ASHLEY DIANA WREN

TRIGGER WARNING: Writing below contains discussion of sexual assault. This is one of my most powerful pieces to date. I only wrote this yesterday and shared this during my writing class. It left people stunned and they didn’t know how … Continue reading

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MOTHER OR NOT? By Ashley Diana Wren

The last month or so, I have been taking writing classes. Grit Uplifted has been an amazing group that has been challenging me. This is my way of flushing the past. Through writing. This exercise was something that I have … Continue reading

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The Melody of Panic by Pauline Turgeon

The feeling I get when I am on stage is what I imagine peering into a pool of rapacious piranhas would feel like. Fear alone keeps me standing upright. The lights are turned down low and the air is tinged … Continue reading

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Meet Pauline!

My name is Pauline and I am ecstatic to be working with Grit Uplifted and all its members for the next several weeks. I, like Erin, am also a mature student at Western University and am nearing the end of … Continue reading

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Weekly Check-in – Erin

Today was my first time participating in the group, and I can already tell that it’s going to be one of the highlights of my week over the next few months. I have a feeling many of the other writers … Continue reading

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WHERE WE HAVE TO GO: A 13 Year Old’s perspective by Ashley Diana Wren

This is my second monologue that I have ever written in the Saturday Writing Group. This was a really interesting and painful exercise for me to write. But I did it and thats what matters. I do hope you enjoy

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UNICORN TATTOOS by ASHLEY DIANA WREN

For my readers, this was my first exercise from Saturday doing Plot. This is a first for me. I have never written something like this. And yes. I am impressed with myself. I hope you enjoy

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Meet Erin!

Hi, everyone! My name is Erin, and I am a second year mature student at Western University, pursuing an Honors Specialization in English Language & Literature with a Creative Writing minor. This semester, I am taking a community engaged learning … Continue reading

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