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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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“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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“From the Darkness to the Light” by Maggie Sue Traynor

Life is like a river—it starts out a little rough, then works its way into the steady flow of life. When we first come into this world, we are surrounded by darkness, then we re-enter the light. The transition we … 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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“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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