Mission: InsideOut Literary Arts Project places professional creative writers as teachers and mentors in schools to engage K-12 students in the pleasure and power of poetry and literary self-expression. InsideOut uses innovative classroom techniques and celebrates students’ creativity by providing performance opportunities and publishing their work.
Programs: Writing workshops for students, including in-school writers, residencies, professional publications of student work, and public presentations.
Last summer I attended a 2-day writing seminar for educators, A Neon Color Calls Me. We did some great writing for such a brief time period! Not only that, but the writing was integrated with fine arts, which I learned was called Ekphrastic Poetry. As an educator, I was thrilled to find professional development that also served my personal development as a writer. Plus, I got some great lessons to use with my students.