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Citizen journalists learn key interviewing skills through doing

by (Laura Chittenden)

Submitted 06-03-2013 under OPINION

Many of us who write stories for The Rapidian begin unsure of the best ways to interview subjects. We want our articles to be accurate and honorable. I interviewed fellow reporters Allison Arnold, Steven Davison and Jennifer Voss...

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New internship opportunities available with The Rapidian

by (Renato)

Submitted 12-03-2012 under OPINION

At The Rapidian, we are constantly looking for ways to improve and develop citizen journalism. We vehemently believe in increasing the flow of hyperlocal news to the Grand Rapids Community and are working to create a culture where people throughout...

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Moving Cultural Mountains, One Word at a Time

by (Timothy Burns)

Submitted 10-12-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

As Christian writers, we often hear the question “Why do you write? What behind the desire to sit in a room and pound out words?” Besides the somewhat vague answer of “feeling led to write” or “being inspired,”...

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Writing as Spiritual Practice: A Weekend Retreat for Women

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 06-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

 Join us at Dominican Center at Marywood  for a weekend of sacred rest, writing and communion with other women who love the written word. We will explore various ways in which writing can serve as spiritual practice, connecting us with our...

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Poet/writer Ann Voskamp plants a purposeful life

by (jenna-marie)

Submitted 04-25-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Wife of a farmer, mother of six children and teacher of homeschoolers: this litany of responsibilities seems uncontainable to the limitations of a 24-hour day. Add to this the role of a writer, one whose book held steady on the New York Times...

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Festival of Faith and Writing aims to offer encouragement to hopeful writers

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 03-29-2012 under NEWS

Calvin College's Festival of Faith and Writing is gearing up for another year of authors, editors, publishers, artists and readers coming together for three days of discussion. This year's festival will take place April 19-21, bringing to...

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Parent Spotlight: Schools of Hope Family Literacy Program

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 03-07-2012 under NONPROFITS

Monica Zavala is a parent in our Schools of Hope Family Literacy Program. This posting reflects her writing ability at the time of her participation in the program.  My name is Monica Zavala. I am from Mexico and I’ve been living in the...

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Adult Learner Story: Elena's Story of Love

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 08-08-2011 under NONPROFITS

Each month, the Literacy Center of West Michigan publishes a newsletter from the Adult Tutoring Program.  The newsletter features article submissions by adult learners who may have never had the ability to write an article prior to their...

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Murky future for teacher enrichment program

by (JessalynJ)

Submitted 07-29-2011 under OPINION

It’s hot. It’s humid. And it’s time for a month of teacher professional development. No, this isn’t an attempt to remediate West Michigan’s worst teachers. This isn’t a requirement for tenure. These teachers aren...

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Why it matters: The power of words and the importance of our stories

by (Holly)

Submitted 07-14-2011 under OPINION

I've had several jobs now where, when asked what I do, you might catch me responding like this: “I help people tell their stories well.” I love that about my job. It is an honor to be able to help people tell their stories. Our...

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