Much of what we do relies on the kindness, generosity and support of volunteers. That being said, highlighting one of our loyal volunteers is the perfect way to kick off our RAWKstar of the Month feature. We look forward to sharing about volunteers, young writers, supporters, and partners of RAWK who are really going above and beyond in the RAWK world.
Ladies and gentlemen, let's welcome Bridget to the stage!
Bridget has been a champion of RAWK since the day we met her. A beautiful writer, a skilled teacher, a wonderful friend and mentor, and an inspiration to everyone she encounters, Bridget is the epitome of a RAWKstar! We're grateful for her time, wisdom, carefree spirit and laughs. We'll miss her when she moves to Georgia in the fall, but we're confident we'll cross paths again!
Name: Bridget G. Dooley
Job/Current Status: Bridget just graduated with her MFA in creative writing at WMU, where she was an English instructor. She’s moving to Georgia in the fall to keep teaching and telling stories.
Hobbies: Reading, biking, looking at plants, generally being.
How'd you hear about RAWK?: Smart and fashionable and kind friends!
In what capacity have you volunteered with RAWK?: As a workshop facilitator, hanger outer, admirer.
What's the most meaningful part of volunteering with RAWK?: Being in the presence of all those crazy-good imaginations.
What future RAWK events do you look forward to getting involved with?: Summer workshops!
If you could be a genre of writing, what would you be?: A slapstick multi-genre satire.
Favorite book and/or author?: Zadie Smith’s On Beauty and Francesca Lia Blocks’s Weetzie Bat
Why do you volunteer with RAWK?: I volunteer with RAWK because it teaches me so much: how to chill and see writing as fun instead of as work, how to find ideas anywhere, how to make art with others instead of always being by myself.
Any humorous/touching/inspiring RAWK moments you'd like to share?: Once, a RAWKer introduced us to Magic Mint, a deep-voiced King who is very lazy and reigns from the couch. Magic Mint is my muse now.
THANK YOU, BRIDGET! YOU'RE A RAWKSTAR FOR LIFE!
Interested in how you can volunteer with us? Check out our volunteer page for more information!