Monthly Archives: October 2011

Video: September 13, 2011 City Symposium event feat. Grit Uplifted facilitator & participant

Please click the link below to view the video of the September City Symposium event, filmed by and broadcasted on Rogers Cable 13 Television, which featured a presentation by and Q&A with Grit Uplifted program facilitator Kelly Bradley and creative writing … Continue reading

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“Wolf Thoughts” by P.C.A.W.

[written in group @ the London Public Library during Week 1 warm-up exercise--free-writing from a chosen photo or image]      The lead wolf can be seen with hair sticking out all over her body like a lot of hair gel had … Continue reading

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“Passion of Strength” by Carrie Anne Gauthier Okkerse

Life’s deeper meaning Holding still while I gasp for air Knowing the rage couldn’t escape See a new direction and a new light I change my direction I find myself complacent and detaching Wanting to set me free You can … Continue reading

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“Apathy–What is It” by P.C.A.W.

Apathy Noun: (1) A lack of enthusiasm or energy: lack of interest in anything, or the absence of any wish to do anything. [This description could also be classified as depression.] (2) An emotional emptiness: inability to feel normal or … Continue reading

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Poetry London presents Canadian poet Lorna Crozier at Landon Library tonight

  Now in its 8th year, Poetry London is proud to have presented some of the best voices in new and established Canadian poetry. Join them tonight for their next reading: October 19, 2011 – LORNA CROZIER Lorna Crozier’s books have won … Continue reading

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“No Place to Call Home” by Maggie Sue Traynor

I have a voice, I have plenty to say The problem you see will not go away. There is no magic pill or words to be said A positive solution is what is needed instead. There are so many families … Continue reading

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“What is ‘affordable’ housing on the open market?” by P.C.A.W.

     According to The Reader’s Digest Illustrated Dictionary, “affordable” is an adjective of the root ‘afford’. “Afford” means (1) to have financial means for; be able to meet the expenses of. Usually preceded by can or be able to; (2) … Continue reading

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“In Transition” by Maggie Sue Traynor

I have no money, no place to go  How can I survive, I really don’t know Two hundred dollars is a slap in the face In layman’s terms it’s a bloody disgrace. You don’t really help, yet you have the … 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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Grit Uplifted in the news – radio interviews featured on 106.9 XFM & CHRW (Sept. 2011)

Thank you to broadcast journalism student Chelsea Vella at 106.9 XFM (Fanshawe College radio station) for her thoughtful and positive coverage of the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group and the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing & Arts Magazine. Facilitator Kelly Bradley … Continue reading

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