Monthly Archives: September 2011

“When Things Go Wrong” by Maggie Sue Traynor

When things go wrong, who’s to blame? It’s always the homeless, isn’t that a shame.  What about the performance of the staff? But still it’s the homeless who get the shaft. So many problems, what do we do. Let’s blame the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in regular | Leave a comment

“The Art of Developing our Stories” Writing Workshop at Brescia University College

Tuesday October 18 & Tuesday October 25 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Circle Women’s Centre, Brescia University College Cost: Circle Members – $90.00, Non-member – $100 Class size limited to 8 people  Canadian theatre, music and film artist Louise … Continue reading

Share
Posted in event | Leave a comment

Performative art to raise awareness of need for affordable housing in London

Join us on Monday October 10, 2011, World Homeless Day, from 10:00am to 2:30pm in the parking lot of Museum London (421 Ridout Street) to view and participate in a “performative art installation”–the building of a huge cardboard condominium–meant to … Continue reading

Share
Posted in event, link | Leave a comment

City Symposium highlights “the creative fabric of our city” (Review in The Londoner)

    Check out the following review of the first City Symposium event, which included a presentation by Grit Uplifted program facilitator Kelly Bradley and a reading by Grit Uplifted member Dan Lenart, featured in The Londoner newspaper: http://eedition.thelondoner.ca/doc/The-Londoner/londoner_0922_vp/2011092001/#16

Share
Posted in event, link, photo, quote | Leave a comment

“God’s Bow” by P.C.A.W.

     Today is Thursday, September 15, 2011. I just had to wake up my son so he could also see what had caught my attention. First, a little background in relation to the vision.      Remember reading about Noah and … Continue reading

Share
Posted in photo, regular | Leave a comment

“Get Out!!!!” by P.C.A.W. (from Week 13: “Sounds & Patterns” of Grit Uplifted @ the Central Library)

“Mom, the mail’s here.” I take it to my chair. Rip goes the envelope, Unaware of the impending choke. “This is to inform you That this place is no longer One of happiness and cheer, But that it has been … Continue reading

Share
Posted in regular | Leave a comment

1000 Acts of Kindness Creative Writing Anthology

“Dear Writers of London,   We are inviting you to submit your work to be included in an anthology as part of the 3rd annual 1,000 Acts of Kindness Challenge this October. What we seek are works of creative writing … Continue reading

Share
Posted in event, link | Leave a comment

“Honesty Not Today” by Maggie Sue Traynor

I learned a very important lesson today  Honesty is not the way  It’s plain to see, it’s black and white Being deceitful, that’s alright Breaking rules and getting by Try being honest, does not fly I tell the truth I … Continue reading

Share
Posted in regular | Leave a comment

Poetry London announces upcoming events for 2011-2012 season

“Now in its 8th year, Poetry London is proud to have presented some of the best voices in new and established Canadian poetry to London, Ontario, and we are pleased to announce our upcoming 2011-2012 season: September 28, 2011 – … Continue reading

Share
Posted in event, link | Leave a comment

“Clouds” by P.C.A.W. (from Grit Uplifted Week 12: “Images” @ the Central Library)

     The young boy lay on his back in the meadow looking up at the sky. He had already seen his cat. The stratus cloud he likes to call cotton balls formed the round little head with wispy cirrus tendrils … Continue reading

Share
Posted in regular | Leave a comment