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.

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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Dawn on FMR: People Of Note

by Nina Geraghty
23rd August 2018

Fine Music Radio’s Rodney Trudgeon interviews Dawn about the LRC and our anthology.  Very juicy listening and you get to...

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Lerato Lehlabathe is our top book seller!

by Lucy Alexander
7th August 2018

No one has sold as many copies of ‘This is How it is’ as Lerato Annie Lehlabathe, one of our...

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Anthology Review “I loved every bit of it!”

by Nina Geraghty
4th August 2018

  We’re getting such lovely feedback that we simply have to share… “Just wanted to let you know that I’ve...

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Anthology Review “I was blown away…”

by Nina Geraghty
1st August 2018

Making us proud! “Just a quick note to tell you how much I enjoyed the launch of ‘This is how...

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Launch at the Women Zone library

by Linda
25th July 2018

Date: Saturday 28 July Time: 14:00 to 15:00 Venue: Woman Zone Library, ground floor, Artscape RSVP: dawn@liferighting.com or info@womanzonect.co.za For more...

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Book launch in Port Elizabeth with Fogarty’s

by Linda
18th July 2018

The Life Righting Collective and Fogarty’s Bookstore invite you to the Nelson Mandela Bay launch of the anthology “This Is...

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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

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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