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UNTITLED by Ashley Diana Wren

I am an avid book and film collector. And today, I come with no agenda. I am just looking around the flea market like an alien visitor From another planet. I just entered Pacific Mall in Markham. I can see … Continue reading

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Grit Uplifted at Words Fest!

Come one, come all! Happening Saturday, October 25th, it’s the Grit Uplifted Writing Session at WordsFest London, celebrating all things wordy. This drop-in writing workshop will provide participants with some insight regarding how our weekly writing group functions: we work … Continue reading

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“Get me out of this place!” by PCAW

From Week 3, Setting. Where am I? When I laid down last night, I was inside my tent beside a rippling lake, with a cooling breeze fluttering the tent flaps. This is–how can I explain it?–something akin to a marshmallow … Continue reading

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“Is it a House or a Home?” by P.C.A.W. (from Grit Uplifted group @ Central Library–Week 8: Description)

Anyone can live in a house because a house is just four exterior walls with a roof. Maybe it has electricity, running water, and indoor plumbing. A home, on the other hand, is a place or state of mind where … 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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“Point of View” by H. Kuhn

Yesterday, while thinking of suggestions for a point of view writing exercise at the Grit Uplifted writer’s group, a suggestion came to mind which I offered for consideration. The situation I suggested was from a real life experience where I, … Continue reading

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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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“Gratitude” by P.C.A.W. (from Grit Uplifted group @ Central Library–Week 2: Theme)

I must approach life with an attitude of gratitude. After all, I am lucky to still be alive. I can walk and talk about my accident in 1984. Listen up people! Wearing a helmet riding a bicycle is a smart … 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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