Monthly Archives: July 2011

Only one week away! – Grit Uplifted magazine launch party

Mark it on your calendars and please come out to support and celebrate creative writing and visual arts by people with lived experience of homelessness on Friday July 22, 2011, 8:00pm @ APK Live! Click on the link below for … Continue reading

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Grit Uplifted Creative Writing & Arts Magazine – READ IT NOW!!

The first issue of the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing and Arts Magazine, featuring poetry and visual art by people with lived experience of homelessness, is now available in an electronic version! (Follow the link below, or just click on “ISSUE #1, July … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing in London, ON – YouTube video

Check out the following video featuring interviews with a London woman who has experienced homelessness, Leanna Zeyl of the London InterCommunity Health Centre (Health Outreach for People Who Are Homeless), Abe Oudshoorn of the University of Western Ontario (School of Nursing), and … Continue reading

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“A Northern Melody” by The Homeless Cowboy

Sprinkle matches down Christmas street See the pretty lights as they burn bright On a cool, dark Autumn night Hear the birds singing in the night Hidden in the treetops Far, far from sight Hear the wind blow Fast and … Continue reading

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LAUNCH PARTY @ apk live- Grit Uplifted Creative Writing & Arts Magazine!

Please join us for the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing & Arts Magazine Launch Party, celebrating poetry and visual art by people with lived experience of homelessness. (With the support of London Community Foundation, London InterCommunity Health Centre & London Homelessness … Continue reading

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“911” by Maggie Sue Traynor

At first it seemed like a dream come true The answer to the problem just for you Everything seemed to be okay Until that one disturbing day Storm clowds now replace the sun Heartache, fear, no more fun One would … Continue reading

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Inspirational words from Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet”

Thank you, Colin for sharing the following passage during the Grit Uplifted creative writing group at the Central Library this past Saturday: “Try, like the first human being, to say what you see and experience and love and lose. Don’t … Continue reading

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Make It Write! ALS Ontario Short Story Competition

Interesting in sharing an inspirational story about a person or event that has had a profound impact on your life or someone else’s? Would you like to also help raise funds for families facing the challenges of living with ALS … Continue reading

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“Being Different, from a Child’s Point of View” by Maggie Sue Traynor

A warm summer’s day many years ago A home built with love, a familiar street which we all know. The fragrance from the roses smells so sweet Bringing life to the senses, such a pleasant treat. A young child looks … Continue reading

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“New York: City of Strangers” by Colin Nickle (from Week 3 of Grit Uplifted at the Central Library)

The third session of Grit Uplifted at the Central Branch of the London Public Library* took place on Saturday afternoon from 2-4pm, and the weekly topic was Setting. Our warm-up exercise involved writing “a poem or story about a special place … Continue reading

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