We publish writing by course participants on a regular basis in the spirit of sharing life experiences with others. Each piece is original work by Life Righting Collective course participants – from the pen and from the heart. We want to showcase authentic voices that we hope will inspire you to write your own stories and buy our anthology, This is How It Is, as well as other books by our members. Scroll down to read our stories.

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LAMENT FOR CATHERINE

Slowly they drive away; the mother’s heart goes with them The pallbearers, [...]

HEATING

It’s our third winter in Toronto, and our first on Toronto Island. We [...]

THE AUCTION

The dealer from Knysna walked from room to room, silently writing in his [...]

THE DAY SHE DIED

The day she died she cooked a pot of food Pumpkin The meat was browned in [...]

UPROOTED

I was a mere twelve-year-old girl when it happened. My cousins and I were [...]