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A Personal Essay on Loosing a Father

Using non-fiction creative writing to understand our vulnerability and uncertainty of life

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Morgan Campbell shares his personal story, These Three Words, about the last year of his Dad's life.  He wrote this piece, as part of a creative writing class, held at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.  

This reading took place on May 31, 2015 as part of So True, a tri-annual series organized by Beth Kaplan - writer and award-winning coach - celebrating creative non-fiction written by her students. 

ABOUT MORGAN CAMPBELL: Morgan is an award-winning sports journalist and multi-platform storyteller. He writes about 'more than sports' - sports industry and analysis, and the intersection of social issues and sports. He can be found on Twitter, YouTube and  Facebook

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

1) Can we use writing and other creative art forms to tackle the complex emotional aspects of dying? How do we share these stories widely?
2) How might we ensure that these services are funded?
3) Sports unites us as a community. Can we use sports to talk about dying?


'These Three Words' - by Morgan Campbell


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