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Calvin College to host annual Community Literacy Summit

On Monday, September 29 Calvin College will host the third annual Community Literacy Summit presented by the Community Literacy Initiative of the Literacy Center of West Michigan.
2013 Literacy Summit

2013 Literacy Summit /Photobug Photography

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Tickets available through Wednesday, September 24

Tickets are available for purchase through Wednesday via Eventbrite.

2013 Literacy Summit

2013 Literacy Summit /Photobug Photography

Note: The deadline for registration is tomorrow, Wednesday, September 24.

The Community Literacy Summit will take place on Monday, September 29 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The day will begin with sign-in, breakfast and opening comments until 9:30 a.m. Following there will be workshops until noon, including one from our own managing editor, Holly Bechiri. Her workshop, entitled "The power of the public story," will help attendees engage the difference a public platform can make and help them generate ideas and plans for utilizing The Rapidian and other local outlets.

After lunch, keynote speaker Dr. Enest Morrell, Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education and a professor at Columbia University, will deliver his address. The day will conclude with a book signing. 

"I truly believe that everyone plays a role in improving literacy levels, whether you read to your children or your neighbor’s children, help people fill out a forms, translate or interpret information, etc. We’re excited to provide the community with the opportunity to learn what it means to be a literacy teacher in everyday life," says Lindsay McHolme, Community Literacy Initiative Director.

Special guests include poets Tarfia Faizullah and Jamaal May, Grand Rapids Poet Laureate L.S. Klatt and artist Georgia Taylor. 

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