Thursday, 24 April 2014

1st We take City Hall, then we take Churchill Square

As we concluded our morning readings at Edmonton City Hall enjoying our lunch on the patio of Three Bananas Cafe. The Edmonton Poetry Festival had a few events going on at Churchill Square, so some of our more adventurous and gregarious of our group took to claiming the space as ours, as per usual.

Writing Revolution in Place, Poetry in Praxis Edmonton Poetry Festival

Poetry in Praxis @ Edmonton Poetry Festival

“Wonder full” “Embracing and honest refreshing” “Thanks for reminding us that Poetry Matters” “I Love you” “These voices filling City Hall are inspiring & powerful!” “Paving your\our own path” “Keep up your amazing work” “Heart keep beating, wings that lift the world & carry us home” “So many insights speak on” “So many thoughts, so many emotions”

These are some of the written comments which were left by the 30 or so attendees who made time to come and join us on this marvellous occasion.

To cap off this amazing morning, Writing Revolution in Place proudly makes a very special presentation. A traditional gift of a Star Blanket in tribute of overwhelming gratitude, deepest respect and sincere appreciation for all that this most gracious and charming couple has done for our group. We acknowledge the deep devotion and loyalty of these two, two of our staunchest supporters and most generous benefactors have done to keep the fires of our revolution going over these last 3 years.

Again we thank all those who attended.
Making this event so very special to all of us at Writing Revolution in Place

For the full photo album of this event you can follow the link below
Photo Album

Saturday, 19 April 2014

We now have BUTTONS, POSTCARDS & BOOKS and soon 2015 CALENDARS

We have been Ink Shedding Printing Compiling and Formatting a variety of different materials

We now have Buttons and Postcards

We have Books and 2015 Calendars

Hey we might even launch a clothing line, maybe even Writing Revolution in Place pens and pencils

Friday, 18 April 2014

Some New Works from Our GFX Dept.

Hi All

We are currently prepping for our Tuesday morn the 22nd reading at the Edmonton Poetry Festival and for our year end and summer projects. All sorts of new and exciting stuff is waiting in the wings

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Rangas on Generosity 3

Gene, generation, generosity. Producing, sharing, generating. A feeling feeling is spreading, moving
what does one give or share – is it
Material or immaterial? An object, a
thought, a feeling?

most simply put, i like the association with feeling and thought
feeling and thought…and generosity!

Imagine how generous it is to really engage with other’s feelings and thoughts. The generosity of spirit in all of that association.

Generosity the power of free will made in a positive way. Giving everything with heartfelt love.


 *if we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution.

Generosity is hard – when you’re dealing with fear or guilt, can you still show generosity?


speaking out loud in public telling the truth about many things?

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Rangas on Generosity 2

To share everything you have and more. 
To be generous with friends and yourself.
To share joy and pain.

I love this everything you have. Both joy and pain – sharing is about not just the good…I guess that is if we are talking about friendship…a friend shares not selectively, we don’t just take but give

joy and pain
joy and pain
joy and pain & sharing…
interesting combination
i do say!

I do say indeed! What opposites. What a relationship between these two feeling. It seems both of those feelings are important to generosity.  Sometimes it hurts to share and receive. Sometimes it is joyous.

It is more blessed to give than receive. That is the formula.

sir, I did not count your glasses of wine, why do should you number up my cups of tea!?
Pinot grigio for me, please! Six glasses then we can talk about everything – including tea!

 Helping out the next old timer you meet?

Friday, 4 April 2014

Rangas on Generosity

One of The Writing Revolution in Place's favorite collective writing exercises is that of the simple Ranga. During our research this term, on a bright sunny winter's day we sat thought and wrote on "Generosity"

an act of kindness, simple or complicated, done to other, to share with others with no end result usually at need.
 with no end result. people and relationships as ends in themselves. people as the most important thing. people caring for people. not things.
 Being the good Samaritan and caring without discrimination.
 People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous and kind. They express their self-confidence through humility, forgiveness and inclusiveness.
 Self-care is important for generosity to happen. Self-care means humanity – how can we spread humanity? This would be a generous act.
 helping out the person(s) who lives next to you? It could be anybody or anyone.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Blue Quills Reflections

Blue Quills Reflections 

 A group of individual personal writings inspired by our group's pilgrimage to the site of the former Blue Quills Indian Residential School and now the proud current home of the  
Blue Quills First Nations College.


I had a vibrating feeling going all over my body while outside and inside the collage.
 It was like the dead were sending me a message.
Seeing pictures of classmates Some with fake smiles.The café had great food and staff.
Interesting stories from our guide.
I loved the artwork that was all over the place. 


Sylvie – Reflections on Reflections
the feeling of being watched
blue-aura guide
sharing her stories
and her strength

 The memories of spaces

Boilers, kitchens, staircases
there’s nothing funny about that.
more than a museum, but a reclamation – 
you cannot change history by burning it. 


 I like and dislike Blue Quills at the same time.  Someone said “why don’t we just burn the place down?” Yes, but the stuff that is happening today on the very spot where these horrible things took place is reclamation.

 I dislike how justice has been handled/dealt regarding the atrocities at residential schools. I like Blue Quills as a place of uncomfortable remembrance and also reclamation.