Watch Our Winning 2020 Poetry Out Loud Student Video Recitations

Even though we were unable to host an in-person 2020 Michigan Poetry Out Loud State Finals, we asked this year’s POL school champions to submit their recitations through video so they could share their hard work with the community. Students had the opportunity...

Meet our 2020 Poetry Out Loud Essay Contest Winners

This spring, Michigan Poetry Out Loud students and teachers took part in online workshops with poets and educators and continued to share the power of poetry with us through written and spoken words, despite the cancellation of the in-person State Finals. To help...
Labor Days: A History of Work

Labor Days: A History of Work

Raven Hill Discovery Center’s mission is to provide a place that enhances hands-on and lifelong learning for all ages by connecting science, history and the arts. Raven Hill is the only place in northern lower Michigan where children and adults can link science,...

Meet Marcel ‘Fable’ Price and Rachel Gleason from The Diatribe

Last month, we were happy to virtually host the Poetry Out Loud teacher workshop session with Marcel ‘Fable’ Price and Rachel Gleason from The Diatribe, which facilitates after-school programs, assemblies, and creative writing workshops rooted in poetry in...

Contemplation Leads to Inspiration

This is a time for personal reflection or as my mom would say, a time for contemplation.  I’ve been reflecting on the past lately for inspiration. Mostly about my grandparents as they lived through the Spanish influenza and WWI then the Depression Era and WWII.  I...
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