Since its founding in 1995 by Terry
M. Blackhawk, PhD., the InsideOut Literary Arts Project has nourished and published
countless young writers at 25 elementary, middle, and high schools in the city.
InsideOut inspired The Citywide Poets group and sponsors poetry slams and readings
around the city. Amid paying office rent and salaries, InsideOut manages to publish
and print 350 anthologies per school. Students submit poetry and art to the publications,
and learn details of the publishing process, right down to the graphic design
of the cover. Program Director Robert Fanning orchestrates the school residencies
and trains resident writers, who are local professional writers and often college
students with an interest in teaching and sharing their own creative process.
Supported by a talented and hard working staff of artists, writers, graphic designers,
and office administrators, Fanning heads up special events and collaborations
for the program and makes thedetroiter.com's Kid Lit! possible.
strong community support the InsideOut Literary Arts Project has thrived over
the last decade and will continue to inspire writers in the years to come and
we couldn't be more pleased to help spread the word and words about this terrific
program. Eric Novack, Editor
You can learn more about InsideOut