Maya Baraka Writers Institute

The Maya-Baraka Writers Institute (MBWI) is a 5-week intensive summer writing program in Baltimore, MD dedicated to honoring the rebellious spirit of Amiri Baraka and the life-changing beauty of Maya Angelou. MBWI will hire 30 student writers to participate in a series of poetry workshops and cultural activities led by Baltimore artists. MBWI strives to increase knowledge of contemporary and historical poets, poetic devices, social issues and art movements. MBWI focuses on providing context to art as activism that is accessible and relevant for millennials.  MBWI students are paid a stipend of $1,500 to participate in the program. MBWI is a summer program of Dew More Baltimore in partnership with Youth Works and Coppin State University. Currently applications are now closed.