The Diatribe Summer Program 2022

The Diatribe Summer Program 2021

What’s Happening?

The Diatribe Summer Program 2021 – This summer will be like no other!

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In this year’s summer program (in-person and virtual options!) led by Grand Rapids Poet Laureate Kyd Kane, students will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the art of poetry and self-expression. Each session will be used to explore elements of mindfulness and poetic form, giving students an opportunity to find comfort telling their own stories, in their own voices. We will use a variety of mediums to encourage and inspire the students to express themselves in new and inventive ways. While poetry will be at the center of each session, the goal is to get us more comfortable and familiar with being ourselves. 

Who’s Invited?

Students in 7th-12th Grade. 20 spots available for in person! First come first served. Sign up below!

When is it?

In person: Thursdays from 1-2:30pm!

Virtual: Thursdays at 3-4:30pm!

Nine Weekly Sessions: 6/17, 6/24, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19

Poetry Pop Up Final Reading: 8/20

Where will it be?

In Person: Garfield Park Neighborhood Association Building at 334 Burton SE 

Virtual: Zoom links will be provided in Google Calendar, which will be sent to the student email provided below.

How do I sign up??

Right Here! (In-Person slots have been filled, virtual spots still available!)

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

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Get one on one feedback on your writing!

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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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