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October 2019

K & 1st Grade: Food, Family, and Culture

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Read and Write Kalamazoo, 802 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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THEMATIC WORKSHOP KINDERGARDTEN AND FIRST GRADE - Read and Write Kalamazoo

Drawing on our personal histories, we’ll write about the foods that have a special place on our palates.  Whether they hold the keys to our hearts or we can’t be in the same room as them, we’ll get excited to explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of foods that nourish our bodies and souls.

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November 2019

Volunteer Orientation — November

November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Read and Write Kalamazoo, 802 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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Volunteers of RAWK - Read and Write Kalamazoo

Start a new chapter by volunteering with RAWK! Learn about what we do, how we do it, and exactly how we could use your skills.   Register Now

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2nd & 3rd Grade: Science Fact and Fiction

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Read and Write Kalamazoo, 802 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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THEMATIC WORKSHOP 2nd and 3rd Grade - Read and Write Kalamazoo

Using properties of science taught at the 2nd & 3rd grade levels, we’ll write stories that explore scientific experiments, discoveries, advancements, opportunities, and mishaps. Register Now

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Last Saturdays DROP-IN STUDIO

November 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Read and Write Kalamazoo, 802 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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Last Saturdays Schedule Read and Write - Read and Write Kalamazoo

The Last Saturday of each month from 11am–2pm, Middle School & High School aged students are invited to Drop-In Studio time to work on writing projects and earn print credits to publish their work! Writing and ‘Zine Making supplies will be available and Volunteers will be on hand to assist students with taking their writing to the next level. Register Now

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December 2019

Volunteer Orientation — December

December 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Read and Write Kalamazoo, 802 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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Volunteers of RAWK - Read and Write Kalamazoo

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4th & 5th Grade: Travel Photo Narratives

December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Read and Write Kalamazoo, 802 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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THEMATIC WORKSHOP 4th and 5th Grade - Read and Write Kalamazoo

Students will first learn about the basics of digital and smartphone photography, visual storytelling, and travel writing, followed by a street photography excursion through the Vine neighborhood.  During the latter half of the workshop, students will choose a series of photographs they’ll caption, arrange, and supplement with short travel narratives to be compiled and anthologized in a published photography chapbook. Registration for this workshop will open on November 14th

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January 2020

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade: Zine Workshop

January 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Read and Write Kalamazoo, 802 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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THEMATIC WORKSHOP 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade - Read and Write Kalamazoo

Students will be introduced to the world of self-published fanzines motivated by the writers’ desire to share information, ideas, musings, etc. with a wider audience.  Whether it be political views, poetry and personal writing, food and music reviews, zines about school, friends, cats, family, health, gender, racism, or anything in between, this workshop will give students a look at the history and purpose of zines, as well as the technical process of producing that have something crucial to say. We’ll…

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February 2020

Volunteer Orientation — February

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Read and Write Kalamazoo, 802 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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Volunteers of RAWK - Read and Write Kalamazoo

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Pre-K Thematic Workshop: Words and Images

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Read and Write Kalamazoo, 802 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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Free
THEMATIC WORKSHOP Pre-k - Read and Write Kalamazoo

A morning for our youngest RAWKstars to make their own word and picture books with the help of their parent/guardian. Together we’ll ask curious questions, create new worlds, and ponder big ideas. Registration Open Now!

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Last Saturdays Drop-In Studio LEAP DAY EDITION!

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Read and Write Kalamazoo, 802 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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Last Saturdays Schedule Read and Write - Read and Write Kalamazoo

The Last Saturday of each month from 11am–2pm, Middle School & High School aged students are invited to Drop-In Studio time to work on writing projects and earn print credits to publish their work! Writing and ‘Zine Making supplies will be available and Volunteers will be on hand to assist students with taking their writing to the next level. This month's Last Saturday falls on LEAP DAY! We'll have special snacks, give out Books For Keeps, and other prizes. PLUS,…

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March 2020

Last Saturdays Drop-In Studio

March 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Read and Write Kalamazoo, 802 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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Last Saturdays Schedule Read and Write - Read and Write Kalamazoo

The Last Saturday of each month from 11am–2pm, Middle School & High School aged students are invited to Drop-In Studio time to work on writing projects and earn print credits to publish their work! Writing and ‘Zine Making supplies will be available and Volunteers will be on hand to assist students with taking their writing to the next level. One-time Registration Required Students may arrive any time between 11:00am and 1:00pm

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April 2020

2nd & 3rd Grade Workshop: Time and Space Travel Food Reviews

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Read and Write Kalamazoo, 802 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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Free
THEMATIC WORKSHOP 2nd and 3rd Grade - Read and Write Kalamazoo

Where in the Milky Way is the best cheese pizza?  Has the old dinosaur BBQ joint lost its charm since the Cretaceous period? Create a dining handbook for those eager foodies traveling throughout different histories, galaxies, and alternate dimensions. Registration Opens March 18th!

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4th & 5th grade Writing Workshop: Dystopian Travelogues

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Read and Write Kalamazoo, 802 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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Free
THEMATIC WORKSHOP 2nd and 3rd Grade - Read and Write Kalamazoo

Living the post-apocalyptic nomadic dream? Write about the places you’ve visited, the people you’ve met, and the cultures and traditions you’ve experienced during your travels across this eerie but familiar landscape. Registration Opens April 16th!

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July 2020

Virtual Summer Writing Camp – High School

July 6 @ 12:00 pm - July 10 @ 5:00 pm

Virtual Summer Writing Camps are here! Each camper will meet virtually with the Camp leader and two assistants (summer interns) daily during one of three 40-minute group sessions. In addition, each camper will have a 20-minute individual session with one of the assistants during the latter half the week to discuss their ideas and writing in further detail for positive feedback and constructive suggestions for revision. Students will be able to choose which Group and Individual Session time works best…

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Virtual Summer Writing Camp – 4th & 5th Grade

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - July 17 @ 5:00 pm

Virtual Summer Writing Camps are here! Each camper will meet virtually with the Camp leader and two assistants (summer interns) daily during one of three 40-minute group sessions. In addition, each camper will have a 20-minute individual session with one of the assistants during the latter half the week to discuss their ideas and writing in further detail for positive feedback and constructive suggestions for revision. Students will be able to choose which Group and Individual Session time works best…

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Virtual Summer Writing Camp – 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - July 24 @ 5:00 pm

Virtual Summer Writing Camps are here! Each camper will meet virtually with the Camp leader and two assistants (summer interns) daily during one of three 40-minute group sessions. In addition, each camper will have a 20-minute individual session with one of the assistants during the latter half the week to discuss their ideas and writing in further detail for positive feedback and constructive suggestions for revision. Students will be able to choose which Group and Individual Session time works best…

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