Monthly Archives: January 2012

Former Grit Uplifted writer Vincent Costello releases first book, “Maple Syrup Poet”

Congratulations to former Grit Uplifted participant and frequent reader at London Poetry Slam events, Vincent Costello, on his inspirational endeavour and creative success in the release of his first book, Maple Syrup Poet.  “Maple Syrup Poet reflects the Canadian author’s sense of openness … Continue reading

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“Embrace” by Alan David Ross

Oh blessed Father’s Day 10 years ago. The moment is vivid in my mind…the scent of his Old Spice still seems to cavort in my nostrils.  No handshake this year, I thought to myself as I embraced him and was … Continue reading

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“Reminisce” by Carrie Anne Gauthier Okkerse

I never saw love And I never lost love Is what all the men would say A lot of faith blew her way on a cold winter’s day But she’d shy away Wondering who they were born to Hoping they … Continue reading

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“A Promise” by Alan David Ross (2012)

My Grandfather was well read, well educated and well spoken.  Very bright my grandfather was and loved to express his thoughts on paper.  The man yearned to be published and to be appreciated even at some token level. Oh Granda, … Continue reading

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Writing Group Celebrations & Readings at Central Library (January 21, 2012): Photo Album

Take a peak at a few of the photos from our most recent Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group “finale” at the Central Library on Saturday January 21, 2012. After presenting the writers with their certificates of achievement for participation in … Continue reading

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“Tiger and Princess” by P.C.A.W. (from Grit Uplifted group @ Central Library–Week 11: “Time”)

We had just moved to a new house in the country. Tiger, a big grey tabby, was let out of his carrier to explore the new surroundings. Until this point in time he had never been allowed outside. In fact, … 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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“Response to the Oft Asked Question ‘How was your holidays?'” by P.C.A.W.

     Oh, just great! On December 17th, I was surrounded with a lot of people hacking and coughing into their arms. December 19th, I wasn’t feeling ‘normal’ so I took a Gravol and went back to bed. When I woke … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars: Poetry London Workshop & Reading – Next Wednesday January 25th

PLEASE JOIN POETRY LONDON ON   WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 @ 7:30 pm   for a poetry reading by   MATTHEW TIERNEY (Toronto Poet, K. M. Hunter Award for Literature)   &   MATT RADER (Vancouver Poet, nominated for Gerald Lampert Award and … Continue reading

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“What to Do, What to Do” or “A Smoldering Volcano” by P.C.A.W. (from Grit Uplifted group @ Central Library–Week 12: “Images”)

     The weekend is coming up. Will it be quiet? So far, since my neighbours moved in, I have overheard (not because I was eavesdropping) several explosive eruptions of a volcanic-type.      The vulgar language spewing from the male voice has … Continue reading

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