Students writing at a table

July 9-12, 2019

9 AM – 3 PM

Detroit Public Library Main Branch (5201 Woodward Ave, Detroit) and surrounding area

Lunch, snacks, and writing materials provided.


Little Girl Blue. Comic books. Lizzo. Giants, Wizards & Gnomes. The Children of Blood & Bone. You never know where you’ll find creative inspiration. In partnership with Detroit Public Library HYPE Center, InsideOut Literary Arts will jumpstart the imaginations of the city’s young writers in the Brainstorm Summer Arts Institute, a week-long dive into all the spaces where good storytelling may appear.

During Brainstorm, youth entering the 7th, 8th, and 9th grade are invited to engage their own writing through a multi-disciplined approach to the Arts: improv exercises, creative writing workshops, reading and discussion groups, daily field trips to museums and more. Creativity. Openness. Writing. Community. We can’t think of a better way to start the summer — or jumpstart the next school year!

Register by Monday, July 1st.  Questions? Email

Download a flyer here.

Brainstorm Summer Arts Institute is a free public program, with support from the following sponsors: