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Learn to tell your story on The Rapidian

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 09-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

With Labor Day Weekend past us, the start of fall is right around the corner. The Rapidian will host its first fall Community Journalism Workshop on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Grand Rapids Public Library from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. At this...

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Stay motivated to create this summer with Workshop Wednesdays

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

If you are an artist or a writer, you’ve probably heard this one piece of advice from a mentor at some point in your life: find a community. What people don’t always tell you is how to find that community. It can be a daunting process to...

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Join the Grand Rapids Community Media Center in our summertime activities

by (grcmc)

Submitted 07-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

It's summertime and there's lots to do at the CMC! Feeling the Beat with GRTV, the Education Department and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing School This summer has been an exciting time at GRTV and the Education Department! Recently students...

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My journey to creativity activist after leading workshops at Girls Rock Grand Rapids

by (Jessica Fogle)

Submitted 06-20-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

I went from being creatively blocked to writing multiple songs a week since 2014. And I've written every day since February 12, 2017 for my 365-Day Songwriting Challenge. I am a creativity activist. What is a creativity activist? It is someone...

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The Rapidian hosts Intro to Community Journalism workshop at the Grand Rapids Public Library

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The Rapidian's Intro to Community Journalism Workshop began Tuesday with a presentation by Mariah Cowsert, Community Outreach Coordinator at The Rapidian. She explained how The Rapidian fits into Grand Rapids Community Media Center. Mariah...

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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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Kent ranks twenty-sixth out of 83 Michigan counties for child well-being

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase features Annemarie Valdez, Executive Director at First Steps Kent. Valdez discusses some disappointing Kent County statistics related to child well-being and reading proficiency and First Steps...

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Five Rivers: A Memoir Workshop with Anne-Marie Oomen

by (Write616)

Submitted 10-13-2016 under

FIVE RIVERS:  ANNE-MARIE’S MEMOIR WRITING CLASS (ALSO VERY USEFUL FOR POETS! ​Learn to use the Five Rivers of Life -- the five senses -- to tell your life stories: those intense memories, that narrative of love or war or birth or death...

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Improvisational Writing Workshop with Andy Mozina

by (Write616)

Submitted 10-13-2016 under

Improvisational Writing: A Workshop with Andy MolinaSunday, November 20, 2016; 3:00 - 5:00 pmWhere do story ideas come from? What makes a good idea for a story? Are there processes and games for generating ideas and story scenarios? Playing off...

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Writers Under 30 series opens the floor up to young local artists

by (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 09-22-2016 under NEWS

In partnership with Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters (GLCL) and Bombadil Books, the Writers Under 30 series celebrates the work of writers under 30 years of age by hosting public readings, workshops and other literary events featuring young...

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