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.

Play review: #JustMen – not just a play

by Giles Griffin
16th July 2018

We felt this production deserved a review because its very reason for being is life righting...

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Book review: Karoo and other stories

by Mary Bock
14th July 2018

It is not often that an author is prepared to unveil the creative process of his writing as the playwright Athol Fugard has done...

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Listening across the border

by Dawn Garisch
26th June 2018

It’s a topical issue in the world – who do we allow to cross our borders? What entry criteria determine...

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Book launch at Kalk Bay Books

by Linda
25th June 2018

We are excited to announce our second public launch of This Is How It Is at Kalk Bay Books. If...

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Sara-Jayne King interviews two of our authors

by Nina Geraghty
23rd June 2018

Sara-Jayne King, author of Killing Karoline, invites two authors from our anthology This Is How It Is to talk on her Late...

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Nom de plume: telling the truth, being invisible

by Nina Geraghty
9th June 2018

There are 6 stories and poems in the anthology whose authors can never be publicly acknowledged ...

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A celebration to remember!

by Nina Geraghty
5th June 2018

Saturday 2nd June. It was a cold  winter’s day and raining heavily outside. Yet inside St George’s Cathedral Crypt all...

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Aaaand…we have lift-off!

by Nina Geraghty
31st May 2018

We’re thrilled, so so proud and delighted that our first anthology –  This Is How It Is  –  is published!  Just...

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Book review: ODWABDANOTWM

by Giles Griffin
31st May 2018

Scaachi Koul – pronounced with a silent first ‘c’ (or rather, not pronounced) – is a bit of a phenomenon...

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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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