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Immigrant tells the story of their journey with a poem

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 04-24-2018 under VOICES

From Saturday, April 28 to Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Movimiento Cosecha GR will be calling for a four-day Puente, a strike and boycott to show the power of immigrants in the West Michigan economy. To highlight one of the stories from area immigrants,...

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Spoken word collective turned nonprofit organization hosts first annual fundraiser

by (gleasonmrachel)

Submitted 03-21-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Diatribe is throwing a party and everyone is invited. Now, if you're not an educator or familiar with the poetry scene here in Grand Rapids you might be wondering who or what The Diatribe is. The spoken word collective turned nonprofit...

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Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition celebrates 50th year

by (kt.herr)

Submitted 02-20-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Christine Krieger first took on the oversight of the Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition in 1997, but she’ll be the first to tell you that its legacy far exceeds her tenure there. This will be her fourteenth year helming the competition – she...

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Community responds to 'Why These Finalists? Part 2: Kyd Kane

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Art critics discussed 'Why These Finalists? Part 2' at the ArtPrize Studio at the ArtPrize Hub Tuesday night, October 3, 2017 on 41 Sheldon Boulevard SE in front of a live audience. The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience...

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Local poet organizes women's self-defense class, poetry reading

by (kt.herr)

Submitted 03-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The event, titled “Persevere: An Evening of Protection and Poetry,” will take place on April 6 at The Well Being, and will feature an hour and a half of self-defense instruction, followed by readings and performances from four local...

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Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition welcomes national judge, rewards local talent

by (kt.herr)

Submitted 01-31-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Over the last several years, Grand Rapids has been the scene of a burgeoning, multifaceted poetry movement. Visitors to open mic nights such as Eastown Hookah Lounge’s Smokin’ Spoken Word and Stella Lounge’s The Drunken Retort will...

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Creative writing and music students team up for genre-bending performance

by (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 11-30-2016 under NEWS

Students at the Creative Youth Center and Triumph Music Academy are coming together for a brand new collaborative project, a free night of Spoken Word + Music. On December 16, CYC students will perform original poetry at the Wealthy Theatre Annex...

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The Drunken Retort

by (FableTellsTruth)

Submitted 11-04-2016 under

#15 on the list of 50 "Must experience events in Grand Rapids" -Grand Rapids Magazine.   The Drunken Retort is a BIG CITY weekly art showcase in our beautiful city of Grand Rapids. This is primarily a Spoken Word Open Mic, But...

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"Adrift in a Sea of M&Ms" Book Release Reading

by (FableTellsTruth)

Submitted 11-04-2016 under

You are invited to:"Inner Beauty and The Beast." at The Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters.A Quadrouple Poetry Feature with some of the cities most incredible poets!Featuring:Zerilli, KFG Poetry, Kyd Kane Poetry, and ...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Lockington Conducts Dvorák

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 10-18-2016 under

  Music Director Laureate David Lockington returns to lead the Grand Rapids Symphony in Dvořák’s Symphony No. 6. The Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus joins the orchestra for Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, and the GRS gives the...

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