Young writers in the Detroit area will soon have the opportunity to get poetic inspiration from none other than Danny Brown, who will lead a poetry workshop for kids and teenagers on November 25. Info about the workshop will presumably be more plentiful as the event draws nearer, but for now, we know that it is part of Brown’s partnership with InsideOut Detroit, an organization that “has helped to amplify the voices of thousands of students by dispatching established and emerging poets and writers into classrooms.”
He is also participating in a fundraising campaign for the InsideOut Literacy Arts Project, and so far, Brown has raised over $3,000. Furthermore, InsideOut Detroit’s City Wide Poets Project is partnering with Brown to present his second annual Bruiser Brigade II Thanksgiving show on November 25.
In case he hasn’t done enough nice things for children, Brown said back in January that he was inspired by his daughter to write a Dr. Seuss-style kids book, saying, “It’s really about self-esteem in black girls, I guess. You know how black women do so much – process their hair, change their eye color. It’s really about a little girl who does all these things to herself and changes herself, and she realizes she’s just better off the way she is.”
Donate to Brown’s fundraising campaign here.