Monthly Archives: April 2012

“I am still being punished” by P.C.A.W.

The young man sits morosely on the park bench. The signs of depression are evidenced in his unkempt appearance. His eyes have a hang-dog look. It reminds me of the look of a bloodhound. His clothes look like he has … Continue reading

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London InterCommunity Health Centre blog post re: Grit Uplifted magazine release

Check out the guest submission by Grit Uplifted Program Facilitator Kelly Bradley, posted on the London InterCommunity Health Centre blog in promotion of the second issue of the Grit Uplifted Magazine & next week’s release event: http://lihc.on.ca/release-of-grit-uplifted-creative-writing-arts-magazine-issue-2-–-an-evening-of-inspiration/

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Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award

Each year, up to six Aboriginal students are recognized by the Province for their creative writing talent through the James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award.  Creative pieces may include but are not limited to short stories, poems, essays, plays … Continue reading

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Celebrating Poetry Month: Two Invitations from London’s Poet Laureate

April is the Coolest Month!  1.  Are you a London poet? The 2012 Poetry in Motion project is on the go!  Penn Kemp will select 15 poems in May for 50 poem cards on the buses. Installation on the buses … Continue reading

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“Query” by Alan David Ross

What is a spirit? Is it my soul? Or is it the soul of another? …Now departed.  What plain does one or the other exist on or do they both share the same sphere of cognition?  Could the finest blade … Continue reading

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“Imagine Healthy Sexual Relationships” Art Show & Contest for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse is inviting youth to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month this May by creating a piece of art that represents healthy sexual relationships.  Deadline is April 23rd.  Top 3 entries receive $200.00.   Join … Continue reading

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“I’m Oblivious” by Alan Blenkhorn

I’ll never catch a drift It’s a gift I’ll sit And deal with it I will not try to resist While you get pissed No requests I guess Only in dreams Will it seem Where life plays out Sailing about … Continue reading

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Grit Uplifted Creative Writing & Arts Magazine – Issue #2 Release Event

We are proud and excited to announce that we have published Issue #2 of the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing & Arts Magazine featuring creative writing and visual art by people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or have experienced … Continue reading

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“Tell Me” by Alan Blenkhorn

It’s ok to cry You’ll get no sympathy from me A substance with infection We all need attention Love can grow Out of I don’t know Creating something to do Can help it get you Tears Without fear Mom’s lies … Continue reading

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“This Burden” by Alan Blenkhorn

Symbolic Intense Dark Demon Will you ever free him? Personality problems I think about you every morning What I’m trying to say Besides staying away Mind’s another blur Spirits need a stir Auto pilot lost time By now I should … Continue reading

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