THE GREATEST NEWS I HAVE IS…. “I have an Internship!”
This winter 2016 semester, I will be an Intern with the great folks over at Inside Out Literary Arts Project. As a [recently] published poet, I could not have found a better opportunity than this. Take a moment to read about all the wonderful work this non-profit organization does in the city of Detroit.
Being an Intern with the Inside Out project will give me an opportunity to learn how to educate the youth about the process of creative writing. I want to pull from the knowledge of those who are actively involved with this process. If I could name one overall result from this experience that I would like to come away with [upon completion of the Internship] it would be to have a working knowledge of the dynamics involved with the classroom-to-teacher relationship.
As a poet, I have a working knowledge of the creative writing process. Through Wayne State University’s association with the Inside Out Project, I am positioned to learn so much more and intend to capitalize on the availability of scholarly guidance. As an aspiring educator in creative writing I have the opportunity, through my association with the Inside Out project, to acquire a framework on which to build a solid foundation for nurturing a student’s overall experience in public education—and my journey will continue.
In the near future, I have my sights set on entering Wayne State University’s graduate studies program in creative writing for the fall 2016 term. After completing this, I have plans to apply for acceptance to an MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) program with a concentration in poetry.
As I move forward with my final semester of undergraduate studies as an English major at Wayne State University, I also move forward with new opportunities for partnership. This partnership blends the Detroit youth, who are invested in the Inside Out Project, along with all those educators, Writers in Residence, Principals, and Parents who want to see excellence in education. Inside Out is rising high with a bright future in Detroit. It’s a tremendous honor to know that I will become a part of their forecast. (Click here to find out how you can get involved).