Our in-school creative writing program places professional Writers-in-Residence in elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Detroit to provide intensive weekly writing workshops. Every student has the opportunity to be published in a professionally printed literary journal at each school.
InsideOut invites more than 150 young writers from our residency program in Metro Detroit schools to a Youth Writers Conference, spanning nearly every genre of writing. For students, the event is a daylong dive into literary life with some of the region’s most acclaimed writers.
BookUp is a reading program for middle school students designed by the National Book Foundation to encourage literacy and a life-long love of reading. Through group discussion, writing activities, and visits with contemporary Young Adult authors, books come to life. BookUp also builds students’ personal libraries through award-winning titles from the National Book Foundation and field trips to local bookstores and Bookstock.