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Drop-In Writing

On “Free Write Tuesdays” students can work on short and long term writing projects of their choice, on “Thematic Thursdays,” special guest facilitators will assist us with writing projects based on different subjects and genres including songwriting, comic books, STEM, & more! Registration is required once to provide student information, online, by phone, or in person.
Drop-In Writing is limited to 20-25 participants daily depending on volunteers for the morning and youth will be signed in on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Doors open and sign in begins at 8:45 AM.

Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00 AM–12:30 PM

Breakfast & lunch provided by Meet Up & Eat Up

Tuesdays & Thursdays
July 9-August 8
ALL KALAMAZOO COUNTY STUDENTS
3rd–8th grade

Free Write Tuesdays inspiration and writing prompts provided)
Theme Thursdays:
July 11th - Poetry
July 18th - Script Writing
July 25th - Speech & Persuasive Writing
August 1st - Songwriting
August 8th - Comic Writing

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Summer Writing Camps

Spend a week imagining, creating, writing, and revising your own words! Students will focus on either poetry or prose as they are led by RAWK’s director of education and mentored by high school-aged students who have honed their mentor skills in the Youth Leadership Camp. Each camp limited to 16 participants. Registration required, please see below.

*PLEASE NOTE* Due to high demand for our Summer Writing Camps and the limited space, we are only able to offer one week of camp per student. Please register for student's first choice camp. You may request to be added to the waitlist for a second week via email.

Monday through Friday
1:00 PM–5:00 PM

ALL KALAMAZOO COUNTY STUDENTS

4th & 5th Grade POETRY:
July 8–12

4th & 5th Grade PROSE:
July 15–19

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade POETRY:
July 22–26

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade PROSE:
July 29–August 2

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Youth Leadership Camp

High school students will have the opportunity to work on poetry and prose writing while developing their leadership skills and ability to assist younger writers as a mentor. They will then put their skills into practice by serving as mentors during one of our week-long Writing Camps for younger students.
Youth Leadership campers’ writing will be published in our annual summer anthology and by fulfilling all obligations, Youth Mentors will earn a stipend of $200.
Youth Leadership Camp limited to 16 participants. Application required, please see below.

Who we’re looking for:
We are looking for high school students who love writing, are excited to learn how to develop skills as writing mentors, and who enjoy working with youth.

Monday through Friday
June 24–28
1:00 PM–5:00 PM

ALL KALAMAZOO COUNTY STUDENTS
9th–12th Grade

Additionally, participants will be scheduled to assist with one of the following weeks:
July 8–12 : 4th & 5th Grade POETRY
July 15–19 : 4th & 5th Grade PROSE
July 22–26 : 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade POETRY
July 29–August 2 : 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade PROSE

Stipend checks will be distributed at RAWK Reads on August 22, 2019.

Our 2019 Cohort is currently full but we will continue to accept applications for the waitlist until camp begins.