Wednesday Workshop Series

We’re starting our new year off with the return of our Wednesday Workshop Series! We have reserved our space for some very talented regional writers who want to share their knowledge with our young writers. Booyah! Check out our flyer below for more details. And, when you’ve made the inevitable decision to register, check out […]

Spoken Word & Music Event = Success!

  Last Friday, Grand Rapidians filled the Wealthy Theater Annex to capacity to attend our highly-anticipated Spoken Word & Music event. All 75 chairs were filled (and roughly 30 people were left standing) to hear our middle school students read poems crafted in the past several weeks at the CYC. Though local poets, music lovers, […]

Meet a CYC Student: Chloe!

As you know, the CYC strives to amplify kids’ voices–therefore, we’re happy to introduce one of the CYC’s very own adventurers! Meet Chloe, a second-grade superstar. Enjoy some of Chloe’s trademark creative, elaborate responses to this questionnaire. If I could be any animal in the world I would be a cheetah! They run so fast. I […]

When Poetry Meets Music

Friday, December 16 from 6-7pm @ The Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE) The CYC has been at it again, writing great pieces we can’t wait to share with all of you–so we will. On Friday, December 16, the CYC will host a spoken word poetry reading in collaboration with Triumph Music Academy in […]

Meet Captain Tommy!

  Captain Tommy (not to be confused with the elusive Captain Tanny) is one of the new faces of the CYC this year. As the CYC’s social media operator, blogger, and miscellaneous task-accomplisher, he faces his most challenging mission yet: interviewing himself for the sake of an informative blogpost. May I say you look dazzling […]

Meet Captain Miranda!

The CYC has some new interns this year, and now you get to meet them! Intern Tommy (that’s me!) interviewed Miranda Burel. Miranda is from Lapeer, Michigan.   What do you do when you’re not at the CYC? What don’t I do, you mean? I study Community Leadership, English, Writing, French, and Irish Studies at […]

In Her Own Words

We’re excited to present a blog post from a CYC Alumna–the first post of its kind. We hope to showcase more success stories as our writers graduate from high school and move on to new adventures. The CYC and its authors are growing up! Raqhelle Millbrooks is 19 years old and an incoming Sophomore at the University […]