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Breathing life into "The Characters that Lived"

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 10-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Creative Youth Center (CYC) is looking forward to its upcoming improv show, The Characters that Lived. The event is an opportunity to witness Grand Rapids’ only all-ages improv show. It will be performed at the Wealthy Theatre on Thursday...

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Catalyst Radio: An anthology for grassroots activism in Grand Rapids

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-17-2017 under NEWS

In this conversation, Dani Vilella shares information about the submission-based book project: Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology. As a part of the "Rust Belt Series" through Belt Publishing, the book will be a collection of...

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"The Characters that Lived" brings life to writing by young CYC authors

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 11-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Wednesday, October 26, Wealthy Theatre was roaring with laughter during "The Characters that Lived", the second installment of the Creative Youth Center’s annual comedy improv show. The first show, "The Sketches that...

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Creative Youth Center hosts Characters that Lived

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 10-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (CYC) will host an all-ages improv comedy show on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the Wealthy Theatre (doors open at 6:15 p.m.). The CYC's young authors have created zany characters who...

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Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center presents The Sketches that Lived

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Wednesday, October 21, the Creative Youth Center (CYC), where kids become published authors, will host "The Sketches that Lived," a performance written and inspired by CYC kids and performed by professional adult actors. The show...

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New sketch writing workshop at the Creative Youth Center

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 05-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Amy Gascon, a local improviser and sketch comedy writer, will lead a workshop at the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (CYC) this June. Gascon said students can expect a very interactive experience, with plenty of physical activity and...

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Young authors release new book with reading and signing at Wealthy Theatre

by (lindsmcholme)

Submitted 05-21-2015 under NEWS

About twenty-five Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center young authors attended their annual celebration and release of The Book of Explosions IV: Tiny Purple Thunderlights at the Wealthy Theatre Wednesday, May 20. The young authors sat in the...

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Professor Amorak Huey: a writing career with a Ha Ha Ha Thump

by (charbonr)

Submitted 04-20-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Amorak Huey has worked in the world of writing nearly all his adult life. Now in his seventh year as a writing professor at Grand Valley State University, he is an award-winning member of the Grand Rapids writing community. Although Huey was born in...

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The Creative Youth Center celebrates National Poetry Month

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 04-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

National Poetry Month is the largest literary event in the world. It occurs every year, throughout the month of April, with celebrations led by teachers, students, librarians, writers and anyone else who embraces the written word. This year,...

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Local creative inspires children to become published writers

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 07-12-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Good writing and presentation make a big difference in today’s professional environment, but it’s not always easy to get kids excited about learning to write. Lori Slager, co-founder and executive director of the Creative Youth Center (...

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