storytelling

Virtual Heartside Walking Tours make Local History Fun and Accessible

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NONPROFITS

“While I ride my bike down the street, I look up at the buildings. You look at the buildings differently after you hear what Caroline, the program’s tour guide has said,” remarks former college professor and owner of GR Paddling...

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Baxter's Threads Sewing Class proudly presents fourth Biennial Quilt Show

by (Baxter Communit...)

Submitted 09-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Baxter Community Center’s Threads Sewing Class proudly presents the fourth Biennial Quilt Show. This exclusive Quilt Show Event features excellent historical and personal stories. This year’s quilt show’s theme is “A...

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Heartside Ministry introduces new art therapy program

by (Heartside Ministry)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Imagine a place where you can bring your authentic stories, the pain, hurt, joys and distress without any judgment. A place where you are safe to share your struggles, past and present and you are able to process your stories to grow and live a...

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Sharing resident voices through storytelling

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 12-19-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Resident engagement through storytelling can also be an opportunity for residents to meet their neighbors and take ownership of their narrative and how they want to tell it. Staff at Dwelling Place, a Neighborworks member and CDC in Grand Rapids,...

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Elevating Voices: Community Media Center showcases locally produced videos exploring identity, race, disability at Wealthy Theatre

by (George)

Submitted 04-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Wednesday night, Grand Rapids Community Media Center (GRCMC) will present a special showcase of video productions created during the Elevating Voices project. Elevating Voices is a multi-year project of GRCMC created to raise the visibility of...

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"Mr. Burns": Actors' Theatre imagines life after the apocalypse

by (Actors' Theatre)

Submitted 09-17-2016 under NONPROFITS

Actors’ Theatre of Grand Rapids opens its ambitious 36th season with a dark comedy that the New York Times called “so smart it makes your head spin” — Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn. The play premiered in...

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Summer Storytimes for Families

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-09-2016 under

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18 months to age 5 years old to this 45-minute class featuring hands-on, literacy-rich activities such as stories, songs, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Classes end with a fun and creative...

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Catalyst Radio: Modern religious storytelling and the Festival of Faith & Writing

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-14-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

We met Lisa Ann Cockrel, director of the Festival of Faith & Writing at Calvin College. 2,000 writers and readers of any or no faith will attend the festival April 14-16 at Calvin College campus to learn and discuss ethics, liberation, world...

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Couple to Portray the Reagans at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

by (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 04-05-2016 under

Ronald and Nancy Reagan, played by historians and artists William and Sue Wills, will share stories about their lives together during a performance on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, located at 2510 Lake...

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Our place, your voices: The Rapidian is a necessary tool for community change

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 05-18-2015 under OPINION

I remember well first learning about the concept for The Rapidian. It was in the Sparrows coffee shop that Laurie Cirvello - the visionary and then director of the Community Media Center - told me about this concept of a citizen-led online...

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