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.

Why should we publish our work?

by Dawn Garisch
26th April 2018

Just over a year ago, a group of writers helped me to raise funds to form the Life Righting Collective....

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Book review: Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and me

by Giles Griffin
21st April 2018

The book is ultimately a voyage around her father – he of the Hitler youth and also Verwoerd’s defence apparatus...

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Launching…launching…SOON!

by Dawn Garisch
4th April 2018

We are pleased to say that the LRC anthology This Is How It Is  is on track, with the expected...

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Why I teach life writing

by Dawn Garisch
18th March 2018

I am a writer who is also a doctor, interested in what helps us heal. I have used writing as...

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Book review: Born A Crime

by Giles Griffin
15th March 2018

Trevor Noah is a funny man and this book is an accessible and rumbustious read because of it....

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Editing the anthology

by Dawn Garisch
12th March 2018

This is the first time the Life Righting Collective has published stories, and every aspect of the process has brought...

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Update on the LRC anthology

by Dawn Garisch
9th March 2018

Dear Life Righting Collective friends and members, Some of you will have heard the good news that Jacana is partnering...

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To Get To The Moon

by Dawn Garisch
24th February 2018

“To Get To The Moon is an example of how I took a real traumatic event that is disturbing, and...

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The launch of the LRC and its first anthology

by Dawn Garisch
21st December 2017

2017 was an incredible year which included the launch of the Life Righting Collective. I see you looking about you,...

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The Life Righting Collective is online

by Dawn Garisch
27th September 2017

Welcome to the launch of the website of the Life Righting Collective, a non-profit organisation run by a small, merry...

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How the Life Righting Collective began

by Dawn Garisch
27th September 2017

The launch of the LRC webpage falls almost exactly a year to the day after the seed of the idea...

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How life writing finally got me

by Giles Griffin
27th September 2017

I first did a course with Dawn Garisch and an eclectic group of people in October 2012. It took place...

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