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“Rose Coloured Glasses” by Maggie Sue Traynor

Remove the rose coloured glasses then you’ll see clear The world around us is surrounded by fear Intimidation–a game they play Control seems to be the only way Accountability, quite clear to me The definition they do not see. Yes … Continue reading

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Grit Uplifted Magazine – issue #4: CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST deadline extended to April 22nd!

The Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group, in partnership with the London InterCommunity Health Centre and the London Homelessness Outreach Network and with the generous contributions of the London & Area Food Bank, is hosting a creative writing contest open to … Continue reading

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“Writing gives voice to homelessness”: Western Journalism article on Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group & its participants

Our sincere thanks to Ben Forrest, Western Journalism student, for his thoughtful article on the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group and its participants. Follow the link below to read the article, featured in the Western Journalism Report: http://westernreport.fims.uwo.ca/index.php/writing-voices-realities-of-homelessness/

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Feedback from participants re: benefits of involvement in Grit Uplifted

When asked during the most recent program evaluation, “Do you feel that you have benefited from your involvement with the Grit Uplifted program?”, creative writing group participants provided some of the following responses: – “Yes, encouragement from other participants is … Continue reading

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Grit Uplifted Magazine, Issue #4 – CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST Call for Submissions (April 15, 2013 deadline)

The Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group, in partnership with the London InterCommunity Health Centre and the London Homelessness Outreach Network and with the generous contributions of the London & Area Food Bank, is hosting a creative writing contest open to … Continue reading

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Visit Grit Uplifted at the Indie Media Fair at Central Library tomorrow, March 9th!

Come join us for the 8th Annual Indie Media Fair at the London Public Library Central Branch on March 9th from 11 am – 4 pm.  Stop by to see us at the Grit Uplifted table between 11 and 2, and check out other great indie vendors and … Continue reading

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“Mysterious Bill” by Harry Kuhn

One day last year, as I waited for a bus, Bill walked by. I had not seen him much for a few years and it appeared his condition was deteriorating. He was a touch over six foot with greying hair … Continue reading

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“Stoic” by Alan David Ross

The path that I had chosen was much travelled and muddy after the rain.  It was well into November and mild with the sun high into its arc when I came upon it.  Right there, all four inches of it … Continue reading

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“Spellbound” by Stanley Shaver

As I stand here and into the universe I peer I wonder what is man’s purpose for being here Is the end of time drawing near? I’m amazed by the splendour of it all Why the moon and stars don’t … Continue reading

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“Inner Heat” by Stanley Shaver

Who cares about the beggar on the street With his frost-bitten hands and his worn out feet Stop look into his eyes, you won’t see any heat For the flame has long died and the man feels defeat. Take a … Continue reading

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