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 annualContemporary 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 aFREEwriting workshop and a host of reading and discussion groups around the city.
We hope you’ll join us and acquaint yourself withThe Poet X.
Writing withThe 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 byThe Poet Xand other writing by some of our time's most talented storytellers. This workshop isFREEand open to writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels. Copies ofThe Poet X, Acevedo's poetry collectionBeastgirl & 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 isTrumbull Ave.,from WSU Press (2015).
Participants in The Tuxedo Project’s programming for the Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series receiveFREEor discounted copies of Elizabeth Acevedo’s novelThe Poet Xand her poetry collectionBeastgirl & 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.
PLUS!Outreach programming locations includeDetroit 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!
ADDITIONAL CAALS PROGRAMMING WILL BE ANNOUNCED JUST IN TIME FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH IN APRIL!
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.