The Diatribe Summer Program 2022

The Diatribe Summer Program 2022

What’s Happening?

The Diatribe is offering two free summer programs in Grand Rapids this year! 

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Write it OUT Advanced Poetry Camp (Grades 9-12) 

will take participants’ writing skills to the next level by diving into unique experiences- engaging with nature and public art, viewing films featuring poetry, and practicing their craft under the leadership of Kyd Kane. The work they create will be featured at the Poetry Pop Up Show on August 11, 2022 at Garfield Park 6-8pm. 

The deets:

Monday August 1 – Thursday Aug 4, 2022

Time: 11am-1:30pm

Location: Garfield Neighborhood Association

Lunch will be provided

The Diatribe Summer Program is made possible in part by a grant from Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Mindfulness and Metaphor Beginners Poetry Camp (Grades 5-8) teaches students how to engage their poetic creativity through mindfulness, affirmation, and self-advocacy. Led by Grand Rapids Poet Laureate, Kyd Kane and other talented teaching artists, participants will also receive one on one guidance to help craft their poems and performance dynamics. The work they create will be featured at the Poetry Pop Up Show on August 11, 2022 at Garfield Park 6-8pm. 

The deets:

Monday July 25, – Thursday Jul 28, 2022

11 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Garfield Neighborhood Association

Lunch will be provided

Sign Up For Mindfulness and Metaphor Beginners Poetry Camp

All student celebration – open mic/practice

Wednesday Aug 10, 2022

Time: 11am-1pm

Sign Up For Write It OUT Advanced Poetry Camp 

Connect and have meaningful conversations with other young writers from across Kent County!

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Perform at a community-wide listening event! The Diatribe Poetry Pop Up Show features our summer students and always draws a crowd!

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Get one on one feedback on your writing!

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The Diatribe Muskegon Summer Program!!
Incredible poets and teaching artists Gemini Da Poet and G Foster II aka Autopilot of The Diatribe are here to work with the young people of Muskegon to help them tell their stories through poetry and performance. Sessions will include viewing and discussion of poems by renowned spoken word poets, writing prompts and activities, and one on one editing help! Lunch will be provided.

There will be a kickoff event on Saturday June 23, 2022

  • Pathfinders: 2500 Jefferson St Muskegon Heights, MI, 49444
  • Performers: Gemini, Autopilot, Kaizen Kabir, & Prolific DaPoet
  • DJ: DJ Yung
  • Photographer: Bree Zah’Nay

 

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5 Days of Heat! (+ heart!)

  • The program will be for 1 week this summer from July 11-15 from 1pm-2:45pm
  • mahali 2650 Peck St. Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
  • Catered by Kuntry Cookin’

 

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Contact/Booking: info@thediatribe.org

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