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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THE VOICE

Nineteen eighty seven was a special year. We would be going to high school [...]

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 [...]

HEATING

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

MAMA’S NECKLACE

The smell of ginger biscuits met me at the door as I entered the house. [...]

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 [...]

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