Creative Writing at the Collective

  • Creative Writing students pose with Fatimah Asgar and Franny Choi after the master class.

October 14, 2016

Sometimes, at Interlochen Arts Academy, master class artists come to us. Other times, we go to them!

The creative writing students hit the road on Sept. 24 for a day trip to Ann Arbor to visit the Dark Noise Collective. The multi-racial, multi-genre poetry collective is comprised of poets Fatimah Asghar, Franny Choi, Nate Marshall, Aaron Samuels, Danez Smith and Jamila Woods. During their visit, the young writers spent several hours participating in workshops with Fatimah Asghar and Franny Choi. Several videos and photos from the trip can be found on the Writing House’s Instagram page.

This is Interlochen’s second collaboration with the Dark Noise Collective this year; over the summer, poet Danez Smith visited Interlochen Arts Camp to present a reading and teach a master class for summer writing students.