Tuesday, November 29, 2011

News from InsideOut Literary Arts Project

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Wayne Slam Open Mic
Thurs., Dec. 1st

InsideOut's Citywide Agents and WSU host an open mic on the first Thursday of every month at Thistle Coffee House (4445 Second Ave, Detroit).  Dec. 1st features Mic Write (Cold Men Young).  The event is free and open to the public.  Get there early to sign-up.


We would like to acknowledge Maureen Clinesmith and Mehul Desai of Mercedes Benz Financial Services for volunteering their time and talent to help develop and implement our strategic plan.  Also a special thanks

to James Ryan, Jennifer Korman and the MBFS Creative Team for marketing guidance and design assistance.  New brochure coming soon!   We gratefully welcome their creativity and commitment to the youth we serve.

InsideOut Featured on Creative Impact Michigan.

InsideOut is thrilled to be featured this week by ArtServe Michigan's "Creative Impact Michigan" monthly e-bulletin, which will reach 70,000 readers.  The posting highlighting InsideOut includes a beautiful 4-minute video produced by Donovan & Smith Marketing and Media.  If you are not already a subscriber to this service, sign up and get the news about the hundreds of inspiring creative groups and individuals making a difference across our state. 

Congrats to Scholarship Recipients

Four InsideOut students recently won a total of $3,000 in scholarship awards thanks to an essay contest sponsored by Children Matter Forever (a Detroit non-profit promoting interest in the cultural and educational programs at the Children's Museum and Detroit Public Schools.)  Our winning students are Nora McClinton-Smith, Shannon Herring, Matthew Okunawo, and LaKeitha Greene.  Thank you to Dwight Levens and the Children Matter Forever organization for making this opportunity available to our students.
Michelle Obama Encourages Young Poets 

"What you learn through reading and writing poetry will stay with you throughout your life," First Lady Michelle Obama said last week at the unveiling of the National Student Poets Program. "Poetry will spark your imagination, broaden your horizons and even help your performance in the classroom."  At InsideOut we couldn't agree more!  

InsideOut is proud to spread the word about this great program that will select five high school poets to be poetry ambassadors for a year.  This new initiative is being launched by The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH), whose honorary chair is First Lady Michelle Obama, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  To see more, click here.

A Simple Way to Give

Year after year, local schools, churches and non-profit organizations (including InsideOut) earn money through the Kroger Community Rewards Program.  It's easy to do -- just shop, swipe your card & earn for InsideOut.  Sign up today and choose INSIDE OUT LITERARY ARTS PROJECT NPO #83056 as your rewards recipient.  Thank you.

InsideOut Founder Writes Blog! 

Congrats to Terry Blackhawk on her invitation to blog for The Huffington Post.  Click here to see Terry's first article, Echoing Art in Detroit.

To help support literary arts in Detroit, click here.
InsideOut Literary Arts Project

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