This month the BONK! Poetry and Music Series will host another virtual event, taking place on Saturday, April 24th, at 6 p.m. This special event will be the first ever “Kid’s BONK!”, where children from the region will be the performers for the evening! Over a dozen young people will present original poems, songs or other performances for the community. Currently, there are still a few slots left for interested children to perform. If you are the parent or guardian of a child who would like to be considered for this event, please send an email to Nick Demske, Community Resources Librarian at the Racine Public Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and relationship to the child, the child’s name, age, grade, what the genre is which they wish to perform in (poetry, music, dance, etc) and any other details of the performance (if it is a poem, what is the title and author, etc).
All performances should be 5 minutes or shorter. Also, please note that this is a virtual event. All children will be performing from their homes (or wherever else they prefer) and will need internet access to have the performance broadcast over a Zoom meeting platform. This event will not take place in person at a centralized venue/location–only virtually.
To join as an audience member and participate in the comment thread, visit https://www.facebook.com/BONK-51655071250. If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can get the link to the livestream by visiting the BONK! event page, here.
This event is co-sponsored by Find The Light LLC (https://www.facebook.com/FindtheLightLLC)–a Racine-based organization which teaches children to share stories of challenge and triumph through their Young Storytellers Workshops, fostering up young people to express themselves with intent and purpose. The event is also co-sponsored by Bear Balkcom–the 10 year old boy who came up with the original idea for “Kid’s BONK!”.