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 writing now.

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LAMENT FOR CATHERINE

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

JAGUAR

Usually he shaved in the shower. This time he used the Maca root shave [...]

NOBODY & THANK YOU

[First Poem Written on the Life Writing Course] NOBODY   I am Nobody [...]

THEN & NOW – A Sonnet

heady syringas               a garden in spring a rhythmic mantra that the [...]

HOW WE TRY TO HELP

You can’t reach my sister’s door without getting wet. Scarlet plants along [...]

MY INHERITANCE

My mother takes to her bed when the news is bad. Her mother drank gin at [...]

THE WASTELAND

  A wasteland mourns in silence, her quiet grieving interrupted only [...]

GRAN

She takes my hand, sits me down outside the kitchen, on the step cool to [...]

LOKLIED

Ek wou my stad se poorte wyd oopgooi vir jou. Jou bring na my tuin vol [...]

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