Donate/Get Involved

The Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group is made possible through the collaborative efforts of multiple community agencies, volunteers and funders. We welcome any donations of time, services, funding and creative efforts to make elements of the program, specifically the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing and Arts magazine, possible. For information on how you can make a financial contribution or volunteer in other capacities, please see the link below:
How to donate/get involved

Thank you in advance for your generous support!


One Response to Donate/Get Involved

  1. Lisa Boyko says:

    Hi There,

    I hope this email finds you well.

    My name is Lisa Boyko and serve as a Community Engaged Learning Coordinator of Curricular programs at Western. I am reaching out to you in relation to an opportunity at Western that may be of interest to you.

    This upcoming semester Dr. Manina Jones in the Department of English will be teaching a Canadian Literature, Creativity, and the Local course wherein students will be required to complete community-based projects as part of their course credit.

    The course occurs from September – December and is a third year English course wherein students work in groups of 3-5 members to complete a project wholly determined by the partnering community organization. Students are expected to dedicate a minimum of 2 hours per week for 10 weeks towards completion of the CEL project. This totals 20 hours of work per student and between 60-100 hours per group depending on the size.

    The course will investigate the nature and significance of local literary cultures of Southwestern Ontario. How and why are these forms of creativity generated and why are they important? The course will consider how narrative, poetry, and drama may produce a sense of individual and collective identity, belonging, and agency at the local level — or respond to the lack thereof; how they are used to foster dialogue between local communities; how they produce a range of responses to particular landscapes and histories; how literary cultures interact with the material exigencies of local economies and government policies at a variety of levels; how local literary creativity resonates on broader or alternative scales (e.g., civic, regional, Indigenous, ethnic, national, international, “universal”).

    It is intended that students will work on a project that is determined by your organization to help advance your goals. This final project could take many forms from a literature review to a social media plan to presentation (among many others).

    I am unable to attach a course information sheet to this email but am happy to provide it to you once I hear back so that you can have further information.

    Please let me know if this is of interest and perhaps we can arrange a meeting and/or chat over the phone to discuss project opportunities.

    Thanks so much! I look forward to hearing from you.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by phone or email. I would also be happy to meet with you.



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