Monday, July 9, 2012

Heard the News? via @InsideOut Literary Group #michlit

InsideOut Literary Arts Project
Inside IO : News & Events
IOportrait of Pete Markus NMC
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.
Like us on Facebook
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.
Like us on Facebook.

Student Poem: Desiree Jones Cover of the 2012 Bagley Journal

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.
Like us on Facebook

InsideOut Literary Arts | 5143 Cass Ave., Room 225 | WSU - State Hall | Detroit | MI | 48202

No comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe for Daily Updates

Subscribe to motownwriters

Free to join | Connect | Network!