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Monday, July 9, 2012
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IO Senior Writer Peter Markus during the opening of the 2012 Writers Reading Series at the Detroit Artists Market.Photo by Nichole Christian.
IO Writers Make Big News
One of InsideOut Literary Arts' great fortunes is the bright cast of writers who bring passion and commitment into Detroit classrooms while also tending to their own craft.
We love to see IO writers, like our students, shine in the world. And are our writers ever shining these days! Senior Writer Peter Markus was recently named a 2012 Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellow, a prestigious honor recognizing a broad body of work that includes a novel, "Bob, or Man on Boat," as well as three books of short fiction, the most recent of which is "We Make Mud.'' Be sure to check out Pete's recent Op-Ed in the Detroit Free Press.
"I'm consistently awed by the breadth and diversity of talent, experiences and accomplishments of our writers, from Fulbright fellows to slam champions and Kresge awardees,'' says Alise Alousi, IO's Associate Director." Our writers bring unparalleled expertise and boundless passion into their classroom work. The work they create in the world makes for even richer experiences in the classroom. It's a gift to see writers soar on both fronts.''
IO is equally proud, if not a bit saddened, to announce big moves for two other familiar faces, Aricka Foreman, IO's Community Projects Coordinator and a Voices writer at Southeastern High School and longtime Writer-In-Residence Matthew Olzmann. Foreman heads to Cornell University in the fall, where she will complete an MFA in creative writing. Meanwhile,Olzmann heads south as the 2012-13 recipient of the Joan Beebe Graduate Teaching Fellowship at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. Olzmann's first book of poetry, "Mezzanines", won the 2011 Kundiman Prize and will be published by Alice James Books in April 2013.
Ways to Support Our Writers
IO is currently seeking individual and corporate sponsors for our 2012-13 Writers Reading series.
The Writers Reading Series promotes IO's teaching writers and brings their creativity to the community. During five readings, from September through March, the writers-in-residence read their poems and stories to crowds of literary and arts lovers at the Detroit Artist Market. If you'd like to learn more about supporting the series, please email IO's Director of Communications & Marketing, Nichole Christian. Interested in working with IO as a writer or bringing one of our writers to your school or community group? Please emai IO's Associate Director, Alise Alousi. .
Student Poem: Desiree Jones
Things That Move Slow
turtles are slow like snails the world goes slow around its axis
elderly move slow if they're sick or old or slow or need
help I move slow when I am tired and mad and sad
" Things That Move Slow," by Desiree Jones, published in "Open A World Of Poetry," Vol. 2., Spring 2012, Bagley Elementary School.
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