Lakes Celebrates Writer’s Week



Before spring break, the Lakes English department hosted its annual Writers’ Week. Writers, storytellers, journalists and entertainers presented to English classes in the auditorium about their writing process. On the first day, presenters included Konee Rok, an animator; Dan Morley, video editor for the Chicago Bulls; and Amanda Marrazzo, a court reporter for Shaw Media. English teacher Kate Kiefer said, “It was great to have this event back in person. The energy from the presenters and the students was great.”

On Day 2, sports journalist Joe Aguilar and digital content creator Koerri Elijah presented to classes. Grammy-winning songwriter Che “Rhymefest” Smith also guest taught several classes on writing through metaphor. Roughly 120 Lakes students composed pieces during the workshop, and Rhymefest picked written pieces to be performed at the event’s finale. Thursday and Friday also included a range of speakers, including Kyle Paul, a Chicago musician and producer and Lakes alum.