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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Sonnets, Shopping & Champagne to benefit IO via InsideOut Literary
Come Out and Toast IO
photo courtesy of Lindee Robinson
A bit of bubbly, a lot of fashion and great community support will flow this Thurs. Feb. 23rd, 5 p.m. -- 8 p.m., at the Peacock Room to help IO match a $25,000 grant from Hollywood filmmaker Bob Shaye.
Celebrated fiber and quilt artist Carole Harris will also have a selection of her scarves available, with 15% of proceeds going to IO. "You never know what will spark a child. I started with piano, then writing, and finally I found my voice in textile based art,'' said Harris, whose work has been featured nationally and internationally.
A Sample of Carol Harris' Scarves
"Creativity is in every child, you just have to nurture the possibilities as InsideOut does so well.''
Also at the event, IO founder and Terry Blackhawk will debut her latest poetry collection, The Light Between and donate her sales to the cause.
The Peacock Room is located in the Historic Park Shelton, 15 E. Kirby (next to the DIA). Validated parking inside the Park Shelton's garage on Woodward Ave. Can't stop and shop? Donate online - your support with count just the same!
Scratch The Page, Saturday, Feb 25th
IO proudly brings award-winning author Gregory Pardlo to Detroit, as the second guest writer in the 2012 Scratch The Page workshop and reading series. Pardlo, author of Totem, will read Saturday at 6 p.m at Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center 311 E. Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226.
His most recent collection won the American Poetry Review's Honickman First Book Prize." I try not to think about what constitutes an artist's life because I'm too busy living it,'' Pardlo said in a recent interview with Art Works. "By IT I mean doing the things I love (and there's no sarcasm here): washing dishes, folding laundry, sorting the recycling..."
STP is sponsored in part by Poets & Writers magazine and Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. A $5 donation is suggested for the reading to help IO continue the series. For more details about this event, contact Aricka Foreman 313-577-4664.