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WHAT IS A SCHOOL RESIDENCY?

iO Writer-in-Residence, Peter Markus, works with students at Mark Twain Elementary.

iO Writer-in-Residence, Peter Markus, works with students at Mark Twain Elementary.

Our core program places professional writers in schools to conduct creative writing workshops that engage students’ imaginations and introduce them to the pleasure and power of writing.

The residencies consist of 25 weekly sessions, allowing writers to become an integral part of students’ experiences. These year-long in-school residencies bring students together with practicing writers who serve as models of the creative life and help students to take themselves seriously as writers. At the end of the school year the students receive a publication celebrating their work.

Educators click here to find out how to bring InsideOut to your school or right-click here and “save as…” to download an InsideOut registration form for your school.

PUBLICATIONS

Students at Mann Elementary look for their poems in their publications, Stars Looking At Stars.

Students at Mann Elementary look for their poems in their publications, Stars Looking At Stars.

Publications for each school celebrate and display students’ work in eye-catching, attractive books. They bring students’ work to the community at large, creating a sense of pride and interest in written expression of the highest quality. Volunteer graphic designers from across the country provide their services to bring the students’ words to the printed page.

Find out more about our school publications here.

RESIDENCY SPONSORS

Through a generous donation, Residency Sponsors help support a writer at their school residency over the course of the year. Each of our writers works side-by-side with students over the course of the year, helping them to create poems, stories, and stage-ready performance pieces. For more information on how to become a Residency Sponsor, please email Ashley Calhoun at ashley@insideoutdetroit.org

2015/16 Residency Sponsors:
  • Maureen Clinesmith
  • Larry John
  • Jay Levine
  • Suzanne Sahakian
  • Phil Schloop & Mindy LePere
2014/15 Residency Sponsors:
  • Toby Barlow
  • Maureen Clinesmith
  • Gary Dembs
  • Denise Page Hood
  • Larry John
  • Thomas Lynch
  • Lucinda Sabino
  • Larry Thomas

InsideOut has residencies in the following schools for the 2016/2017 school year:



DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

  • Bennett Elementary School
  • Blackwell Institute
  • Carstens Elementary-Middle School
  • Chrysler Elementary School
  • Clippert Academy
  • Cody Academy of Public Leadership
  • Communication & Media Arts HS
  • Detroit Institute of Technology College Prep High School at Cody
  • East English Village Preparatory Academy
  • Edison Elementary School
  • Fisher Magnet Lower Academy
  • Garvey Academy
  • Harms Elementary School
  • King High School
  • Mann Elementary School
  • Mason Elementary School
  • Pasteur Elementary School
  • Pulaski Elementary School
  • Western International High School

OUT OF DISTRICT:

  • The James and Grace Lee Boggs School
  • Ann Visger Elementary School
  • Oak Park Preparatory Academy
  • River Rouge High School
  • STEM Academy at Dunn
  • Clarence B. Sabbath Middle School


Thank you to our school residencies sponsors:

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