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Grit Uplifted Magazine – Issue #3 Release and Distribution Details

We are proud and excited to announce that we have published Issue #3 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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“Knight Rider” by H. Kuhn

July can be hot in downtown Toronto. The pavement and concrete seem to radiate heat and, at times, magnify it. The forest of tall buildings along Bay Street, not far from the Eaton Centre, blocks the breezes and, in places, … Continue reading

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“The Parcel” by Rebecca Wolfe

The quilts arrived today in the post Unwrapping, unfolding I gaze tenderly upon mother’s creations I press my eager nose to cloth and inhale deeply The scent of her damp Vancouver Island home The scent of dried lavender from her … Continue reading

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“The Fear of Being Discovered” by P.C.A.W. (inspired by Glen Allen’s “The Woman I Am”)

“The Woman I Am” by Glen Allen (from The Best Loved Poems of the American People, copyright 1936, Doubleday & Company, Inc., page 615) The woman I am Hides deep in me Beneath the woman I seem to be. She hides … Continue reading

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“Life Before and After Disaster” by P.C.A.W.

Was life going the way Jane had dreamt as a child? She had pictured married life based on her parents. When their fiftieth anniversary was celebrated, they still acted like newlyweds. Vacations were spent travelling as a family, going to … Continue reading

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“Final Cut” by Alan David Ross

I will always remember the absolute desperation of the two protagonists Thelma and Louise.  They were hounded by the relentless machinations of the norm, law and order.  Our lovable yet hapless heroes bound up by fate in its fickle kind … Continue reading

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“Illusions” by Maggie Sue Traynor

Disillusioned by the arrogance, supposedly enabling the less fortunate the necessities to live Food, shelter, and spending money to buy the basics Or even a reason to want to live. The privilege to have a place to call home, cupboards with … Continue reading

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“Deep Within” – song lyrics written in collaboration by 5 participants of Grit Uplifted

On Saturday August 25, 2012, the participants of the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group learned about sounds and patterns in creative writing, and their exercise that day involved writing song lyrics using the guidelines and tips that were provided. The … Continue reading

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Writing Group Celebrations & Readings @ Central Library (September 1, 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 September 1, 2012. After presenting the writers with their certificates of achievement for participation in … Continue reading

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Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group @ Central Library to resume Sat. Sep. 29th

The Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group at the Central Branch of the London Public Library will be taking a 3-week break between sessions, so our weekly meetings will resume on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 2:00-4:00pm in the Friends of the Library … Continue reading

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