Please note: The views expressed in this blog section of the Life Righting website do not necessarily represent the views of the Life Righting Collective as an organisation. We support and encourage the expression of diverse opinions and differing points of view and invite guest blogs about life writing. We do, however,  draw the line at hate speech and incitement to violence of any kind.

Book Review: An Unquiet Mind

by Lucy Alexander
9th January 2019

Mandatory reading for anyone whose life has been affected by their own or others’ mental illness......

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Is 2019 Your Year To Start Writing?

by Nina Geraghty
8th January 2019

Listen to Dawn Garisch chatting to Sara-Jayne King about life-writing, creativity, self-awareness and much more. ...

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Book review: Poacher

by Vonni Romano
18th December 2018

The book opens with the immediacy of a dramatic thriller. Shuhood is at the helm of a boat with a huge haul of abalone...

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Our Fundraising Goes Global!

by Desiree-Anne Martin
12th December 2018

Desiree-Anne Martin is part of the LRC team putting together a bold and brilliant crowdfunding campaign ...

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New LRC Facilitators

by Nina Geraghty
11th December 2018

We're thrilled to have two newly qualified Life Righting course facilitators both of whom are on our Executive team......

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Announcing 2 Brand New Courses!

by Nina Geraghty
9th December 2018

Jump start your writing in the new year with 2 intriguing new approaches: My Life As Fiction & Shape & Theme - A Course In Editing....

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Review: We Don’t Talk About It. Ever.

by Giles Griffin
5th December 2018

Published August 2018 by Jacana/MF Books Desirée-Anne Martin is a force. For recovery. For self-love. For hope. Witness the last...

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This Is How It Is In Parliament

by Nina Geraghty
16th November 2018

The LRC presents its work in a seminar to members of parliament. ...

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day of the imprisoned writer

Day of the Imprisoned Writer

by Nina Geraghty
12th November 2018

One of the most important dates on PEN’s international calendar, PEN South Africa and the Institute for Creative Arts – ICA are hosting a...

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Cliff-hangers: a reading event

by Lucy Alexander
14th October 2018

The Life Righting Collective presents Cliff-hangers: extraordinary stories written by ordinary people. A story reading event which will leave you...

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Video Review: Always Another Country

by Linda
9th October 2018

In this video, Linda Kaoma reviews Sisonke Msimang’s critically acclaimed “Always Another Country”. In this memoir, Sisonke writes about her...

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Dawn at the Tokai Library

by Linda
9th October 2018

Tokai Library presents Dawn Garisch on Thursday 25th October at 6pm.  ...

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Film review: The Ellen Pakkies Story

by Giles Griffin
1st October 2018

Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story directed by Daryne Joshua and scripted by Amy Jephta, released September 2018 If you’re daunted...

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Anthology review by Arja Salafranca

by Nina Geraghty
26th September 2018

Fabulously tantalising and detailed review by Arja Salafranca in Business Live yesterday.  ...

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Anthology Review: “WOW!”

by Nina Geraghty
24th September 2018

  I have now had a chance to read the first Anthology of SA stories from the Life Righting Collective,...

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Snow Bossies

by Hermien de Vos
20th September 2018

My mcgregor poetry experience is interwoven with my mother like the grapevines and vinke veld and rietjies of her tongue...

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Cliché alert: our very glowing first review

by Giles Griffin
16th September 2018

Thank you to Helen Grange, the Argus and Independent Newspapers for this very positive review. Now tell everyone you know...

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Doses of verse in McGregor

by John Cartright
12th September 2018

Poetry was a pretty good excuse to spend time together in McGregor. Cute, reinvigorated (for some) village with earnest groupies...

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On my way to McGregor

by Beauty Bokwani
12th September 2018

My sleep was disturbed from the day Dawn told me that we are going to McGregor. I kept on waking...

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Book review: Killing Karoline

by Giles Griffin
11th September 2018

A memoir with a series of grim and bizarre twists that, true to life writing, is way stranger than fiction....

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On publishing poetry

by Dawn Garisch
7th September 2018

Last month, 18 LRC members read their poetry - many from the anthology - at the McGregor Poetry Festival...

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