Kathleen Schenck

Kathleen Schenck writes about arts and culture, equity, healthy communities and more. With a B.A. and M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in TESOL and applied linguistics, she moved to the Lakeshore following a postgraduate fellowship from the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan. Write to Kathleen about nonprofit volunteer and fundraising opportunities or anything else at contact@thelakeshorewm.com.

Feature Story Resilience in Holland is looking for a number of volunteers, including light maintenence work.

Make Waves: Adopt a highway, help kids, support trees

Feature Story Madam Sylvia reads the stars.
Feature Story Madam Sylvia reads the stars.

Sylvia Reads the Stars

Feature Story Beauty Beyond Drag Productions will raise awareness for the Grand Rapids Red Project.

Make Waves on the Lakeshore: Turn on your heartlight

Feature Story Madam Sylvia reads the stars.

Canine astrologer Sylvia reads the stars

Feature Story Volunteer opportunities along the Lakeshore don't stop when the snow falls.
Feature Story Agewell Services of West Michigan will help the city of Muskegon feed those in need during two drive-thru events.
Feature Story Poetry can be an alternative to a divisive political conversation around the Thanksgiving table. (Photo taken by Kathleen Schenck)

Try poetry instead of politics at your Thanksgiving gathering

Feature Story Community Action House is seeking volunteers to help power its newly opened Food Club store in Holland.
Feature Story Sandra Lake is the 2021 recipient of the Ottawa County Excellence in Equity Award.

Health worker honored with 2021 Excellence in Equity Award

Feature Story U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo joins Poet Laureate of Douglas Jack Ridl in a virtual conversation.

U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo kicks off 2021 Big Read