Monthly Archives: August 2011

2nd Issue of Grit Uplifted Creative Writing & Arts Magazine: Call for Submissions

The Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group, in partnership with the London InterCommunity Health Centre and the London Homelessness Outreach Network and with the generous contributions of  the London Community Foundation as well as private donors from the community, is publishing … Continue reading

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“Pick me! Pick me!” by P.C.A.W.

You release me from my dark, crowded, smelly living space I have to share, and bring me out into the fresh wide open spaces. I haven’t smelled such clean air since I lived at the edge of a large field. … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor highlights Grit Uplifted program & other community arts projects

Thank you to Deborah Windell of London for her thoughtful letter to the editor in London Community News on August 18, 2011 (see link below), and for her support of Grit Uplifted and other community arts efforts. http://www.londoncommunitynews.com/2011/08/arts-participation-can-play-a-large-part-in-community-health-letter/ “Enhanced collaboration and communication … Continue reading

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“Higher Brightly” by Colin Nickle

Deafening silence Hangs in the stratosphere Time slows, the clock sounds Outside unrelenting sun Seeps thick Through tight blinds Influence Won’t stop sun But I could do it I had begun Various, sundry Hearts undone Though a second breeze Caught … Continue reading

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Honest and inspirational new blog by one of our writers

Please check out the following post by Ken Crites, one of our writers who has recently begun his own blog in order to share his experiences and provide others with hope and inspiration. http://kencrites.blogspot.com/?zx=36674d4c9b3c69a0

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“Uplifting lives at risk through creative writing” – London Community News article about Grit Uplifted program

Click on the link below and turn to page 17 of the London Community News to view today’s article about the Grit Uplifted Program (featuring participant interviews and photographs): http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?referral=other&pnum=&refresh=8Aa0Z13f7Xd1&EID=1388aac9-6c44-4332-a6ef-c8e0f3170538&skip= Thanks to Sean Meyer and London Community News for the … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s street paper, Megaphone – possible model for future issues of Grit Uplifted?

Megaphone is a magazine sold on the streets of Vancouver by homeless and low-income vendors. Published every two weeks by the not-for-profit Street Corner Media Foundation, vendors buy the paper for 75 cents and sell the magazine for a suggested … Continue reading

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In Our Own Words: Stories of individuals & families who have experienced homelessness

  The voices of marginalized groups are all too often silenced and their stories go unheard. The “Experiences” section of The Homeless Hub website is dedicated to the stories of individuals and families who have experienced homelessness, as well as … Continue reading

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“Loveless” by P.C.A.W.

Tonight as I sat by my window Gazing out at the passing river, I wonder if you will stay Or go out of my life forever. You gave my life meaning: I no longer wanted to die — But you … Continue reading

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Photos from Grit Uplifted Magazine Launch Party (Thank you Ruthless Images!)

Check out the photos from our Grit Uplifted Magazine Launch Party at apk live on Friday July 22, 2011, courtesy of Ruthless Images:  http://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.242837575749245.67844.186612471371756&type=1

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