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“Writing gives voice to homelessness”: Western Journalism article on Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group & its participants

Our sincere thanks to Ben Forrest, Western Journalism student, for his thoughtful article on the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group and its participants. Follow the link below to read the article, featured in the Western Journalism Report: http://westernreport.fims.uwo.ca/index.php/writing-voices-realities-of-homelessness/

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Feedback from participants re: benefits of involvement in Grit Uplifted

When asked during the most recent program evaluation, “Do you feel that you have benefited from your involvement with the Grit Uplifted program?”, creative writing group participants provided some of the following responses: – “Yes, encouragement from other participants is … Continue reading

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Feedback from participants: Benefits of their involvement with the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group

On our recent Grit Uplifted program evaluations, we asked participants from the Saturday group at the Central Library, “Do you feel that you have benefited from your involvement with the Grit Uplifted program?” Here are some of their responses: – “Yes, … Continue reading

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The Enpipe Line: 70,000+ kilometres of poetry written in resistance to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines proposal

Environmental activism, creative resistance, making a statement 70,000 km in length and immeasurable in depth… Take a peak at this brilliant project: “The Enpipe Line goes dream vs. dream with Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipelines. If built, these 1,170 kilometre pipelines … Continue reading

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“Community Writing Workshops amplify whispered voices for whole city to hear” – Megaphone article

“Articulation is the catalyst of change. If an obstacle is to be overcome, one must first speak its name. This is perhaps the hardest part. Writing Workshops like these encourage people who have been ignored their whole lives–by their families, … Continue reading

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Thoughts & Advice about Creative Writing (from Indie Media Fair event last Saturday)

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group’s table at the Indie Media Fair last Saturday at Central Library. In addition to providing information about the program–including the weekly workshops, the website, the magazine, and community … Continue reading

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New School of Colour Fundraiser & Art Exhibition – Saturday January 28th @ East Village Coffee House

Please join us at an important community event at the East Village Coffee House this Saturday, January 28th from 7-11pm: The New School of Colour Art Exhibition Fundraiser, an evening of visual art, musical performances, interactive art installations and even … Continue reading

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London Free Press Article re: Abe Oudshoorn, homelessness advocacy in London, & mention of Grit Uplifted

Great to see some well-deserved recognition for Abe Oudshoorn, whose incredible contributions continue to bring positive changes throughout the community. Thanks for the mention of the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing & Arts magazine, and for all of your support, Abe! Follow … Continue reading

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Street Voice Newsletter – Giving Voice to People Experiencing Homelessness in Kitchener-Waterloo

Take a look at the Spring 2011 issue of the Kitchener-Waterloo newsletter, Street Voice, written by and for people who are homeless or have been homeless, and produced by the Homelessness Advisory Group (HAG) in association with the Kitchener Downtown Community Health … Continue reading

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Interview with local poet, editor and publisher + shout-out to Grit Uplifted

Take a peek at the following interview with Karen Schindler, local poet, editor and now publisher, which includes details about the launch of her chapbook press, a discussion of the rich literary scene in London, as well as a mention … Continue reading

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