2nd & 3rd Grade Workshop — Numbers and Shapes, Problems and Solutions
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

2nd & 3rd Grade Workshop — Numbers and Shapes, Problems and Solutions

A math-centric workshop where we’ll write stories based on age-appropriate mathematical concepts and explore addition, subtraction, counting, and shapes.  This workshop will encourage second and third-graders to look at the use and presence of math in real-life, everyday situations outside of the classroom.

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Moving Universe/AniMotion Poetry Workshop
Nov
29
4:00 PM16:00

Moving Universe/AniMotion Poetry Workshop

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We’re getting amped for this year’s collaboration with KVCC’s Center for New Media! Middle School RAWKers will write poetry that will be animated by KVCC students.

As if that weren’t exciting enough, the animated poems will be presented at the 2019 Kalamazoo Poetry Festival!

Choose your workshop by location or date! All three workshops will focus on the this year’s Kalamazoo Poetry Festival theme, Body Language, exploring the nonverbal ways we communicate and express ourselves.

Each workshop is capped at six (6) students, and dinner will be served.

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Moving Universe/AniMotion Poetry Workshop
Dec
6
4:00 PM16:00

Moving Universe/AniMotion Poetry Workshop

movinguniverse19.jpg

We’re getting amped for this year’s collaboration with KVCC’s Center for New Media! Middle School RAWKers will write poetry that will be animated by KVCC students.

As if that weren’t exciting enough, the animated poems will be presented at the 2019 Kalamazoo Poetry Festival!

Choose your workshop by location or date! All three workshops will focus on the this year’s Kalamazoo Poetry Festival theme, Body Language, exploring the nonverbal ways we communicate and express ourselves.

Each workshop is capped at six (6) students, and dinner will be served.

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Moving Universe/AniMotion Poetry Workshop
Dec
13
4:00 PM16:00

Moving Universe/AniMotion Poetry Workshop

movinguniverse19.jpg

We’re getting amped for this year’s collaboration with KVCC’s Center for New Media! Middle School RAWKers will write poetry that will be animated by KVCC students.

As if that weren’t exciting enough, the animated poems will be presented at the 2019 Kalamazoo Poetry Festival!

Choose your workshop by location or date! All three workshops will focus on the this year’s Kalamazoo Poetry Festival theme, Body Language, exploring the nonverbal ways we communicate and express ourselves.

Each workshop is capped at six (6) students, and dinner will be served.

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4th & 5th Grade Workshop — Photo-Narratives
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

4th & 5th Grade Workshop — Photo-Narratives

Students will first learn about the basics of digital and smartphone photography and visual storytelling, followed by a street photography excursion through the Vine neighborhood.  During the latter half of the workshop, students choose a series of photographs they’ll caption, arrange, and title as photo-narratives to be compiled and anthologized in a published photography book.

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6th, 7th & 8th Grade Workshop — Zines
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Workshop — Zines

Our Zine Workshop will introduce students to the world of self-published fanzines motivated by the writers’ desire to share information, ideas, musings, etc. with a wide audience.  Whether it be political views, poetry and personal writing, food and music reviews, zines about school, friends, cats, family, health, feminism, race and racism, or anything in between, this workshop will give our students a look at the history and purpose of zines as well as the technical process of producing zines that have something crucial to say. We’ll create a collaborative zine and then each student will start on their own. Each student will get a copy of their collaboration and copies of their own to distribute.

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College Personal Statement & Scholarship Essay Workshop
Oct
27
10:30 AM10:30

College Personal Statement & Scholarship Essay Workshop

RAWK is partnering with WMU Association of Graduate English Students (AGES) to offer free, quality one-on-one writing assistance on college admissions and scholarship personal statements. We’re inviting all Kalamazoo Public School high school seniors to register, attend, and get that extra boost of individual support, and all available adults in the community (Current RAWK tutors or not!) to come out to support them as they write, revise, and edit these important essays.

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College Personal Statement & Scholarship Essay Workshop
Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

College Personal Statement & Scholarship Essay Workshop

RAWK is partnering with WMU Association of Graduate English Students (AGES) to offer free, quality one-on-one writing assistance on college admissions and scholarship personal statements. We’re inviting all Kalamazoo Public School high school seniors to register, attend, and get that extra boost of individual support, and all available adults in the community (Current RAWK tutors or not!) to come out to support them as they write, revise, and edit these important essays.

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College Personal Statement & Scholarship Essay Workshop
Oct
23
5:00 PM17:00

College Personal Statement & Scholarship Essay Workshop

RAWK is partnering with WMU Association of Graduate English Students (AGES) to offer free, quality one-on-one writing assistance on college admissions and scholarship personal statements. We’re inviting all Kalamazoo Public School high school seniors to register, attend, and get that extra boost of individual support, and all available adults in the community (Current RAWK tutors or not!) to come out to support them as they write, revise, and edit these important essays.

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K & 1st Grade Workshop — Science Stories
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

K & 1st Grade Workshop — Science Stories

Using properties of science taught at the kindergarten and first grade level, we’ll write stories that explore scientific experiments, discoveries, advancements and mishaps.  Students’ stories will center around what happens when our experiments take unexpected turns, have unforeseen consequences, and teach us about how we can use science to make the world a better place

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Youth Leadership Camp! 9th-12th grade, June 18–22  1-5pm
Jun
18
to Jun 22

Youth Leadership Camp! 9th-12th grade, June 18–22 1-5pm

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A youth leadership camp and writing workshop for high-school students looking to grow their mentor and leadership skills by assisting students during our Summer Writing Camps.  Includes a stipend as well as publication in our Summer Writing Anthology.

9th-12th Grade
Summer Writing Workshop/Leadership Camp
$200 Stipend (20 hours/week)

 

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6th, 7th & 8th Grade Workshop PART 2 — Zines! 2 SESSIONS
May
19
5:00 PM17:00

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Workshop PART 2 — Zines! 2 SESSIONS

Our 2-session Zine Workshop will introduce students to the world of self-published fanzines motivated by the writers’ desire to share information, ideas, musings, etc. with a wide audience.  Whether it be political views, poetry and personal writing, food and music reviews, zines about school, friends, cats, family, health, feminism, race and racism, or anything in between, this workshop will give our students a look at the history and purpose of zines as well as the technical process of producing zines that have something crucial to say. Each student will create a zine and leave the workshop with a handful of copies to distribute.

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4th & 5th Grade Workshop PART 2 — Photo-Narratives
Apr
28
5:00 PM17:00

4th & 5th Grade Workshop PART 2 — Photo-Narratives

At this 2-session workshop, students will first learn about the basics of digital and smartphone photography and visual storytelling, followed by a look into and discussion of photo-narratives.  The first session will conclude with some street photography by the students.  Students will continue to take photographs during the following week and, in the next session, choose a series of photographs they’ll caption, arrange, and title as photo-narratives to be compiled and anthologized in a published photography book.  

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