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The Tuxedo Project & Marygrove College Come Together for Writing Workshop Series & Other Events

Posted by mgcollege

Feb 20, 2019, 12:12:46 PM

Despite the weather, our heads are already in springtime at The Tuxedo Project, as we anticipate poet and National Book Award winner Elizabeth Acevedo’s visit to Detroit for the 31st annual Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series.

April can’t come fast enough for us. To speed up time, all we can do is read (and write), and we want to do it with you. In preparation for Acevedo’s reading and talk at Marygrove College, we’re kicking off our first round of CAALS programming next week with a FREEwriting workshop and a host of reading and discussion groups around the city.

We hope you’ll join us and acquaint yourself with The Poet X



Writing with The Poet X & Other Stories
Wednesdays @ 6:00-8:00 p.m. beginning February 20
Marygrove College | 8425 W. McNichols Road


Join local poet Michael Lauchlan for a 6-week creative writing workshop inspired by The Poet X and other writing by some of our time's most talented storytellers. This workshop is FREEand open to writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels. Copies of The Poet X, Acevedo's poetry collection Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths, writing materials, and refreshments provided by Marygrove College and The Tuxedo Project. Just bring yourself!Registration required.


MICHAEL LAUCHLAN has contributed to many publications, including New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The North American Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Sugar House Review, Louisville Review, and Poet Lore and Poetry Ireland. His most recent collection is Trumbull Ave., from WSU Press (2015).




Upcoming Reading &

Discussion Groups near you

Participantsblob-2 in The Tuxedo Project’s programming for the Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series receive FREEor discounted copies of Elizabeth Acevedo’s novel The Poet Xand her poetry collection Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths.

All reading and discussion groups meet weekly for 6-8 weeks (unless otherwise noted) and may include read-alongs to accomodate youth of various reading levels. Email us for session details at specific sites. 



Detroit Public Library | Main Branch, HYPE Center | 5201 Woodward Avenue
Thursdays @ 4:00-5:30 p.m. beginning February 28 (Age 13-18)

The Tuxedo Project | 7122 Tuxedo Street | REGISTER
Saturdays @ 2:00-4:00 p.m. beginning March 2 (Age 13+)

Live6 Home Base | 7426 W. McNichols Road
Every other Saturday @ 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. beginning March 9 (All ages)

Pages Bookshop | 19560 Grand River Avenue | REGISTER
Saturdays @ 1:00-3:00 p.m. beginning March 9 (Age 13+)

KAN Cooperative Bookstore | 9405 John R. Street
Saturdays @ 12:00-2:00 p.m. beginning March 16 (Age 11+)

Room Project | 6513 Woodward Avenue | REGISTER
Wednesdays @ 6:00-8:00 p.m. beginning March 20 (Age 13+)

PLUS! Outreach programming locations include Detroit International Academy for Young Women, Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, Michigan Community Resources, and Detroit Public Library's Southwest branches. If you or someone you know is employed by or receives services from these sites, ask their staff about the special workshops and reading and discussion groups they have planned for their organization!



The Tuxedo Project is a 501(c)(3) organization. In partnership with Marygrove College, our recent supporters include the Adamo Group, Hire It Done, the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters & Millwrights, and students at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy, the school's Class of ‘88, and the Ignation Service Corps. Programming at The Tuxedo Project is made possible by the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to our individual donors and a host of dedicated artists, educators, and the Tuxedo Street community.

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