The Literary Arts Partnership was founded in 2003, and since then we have provided more than 150 workshops, serving more than 2,000 voices throughout Central Florida. Our current community partners include:

  • Central Florida Reception Center, a maximum security prison for men
  • Juvenile Delinquency Center, Sanford
  • Eugene Gregory Memorial Youth Academy
  • Orange Academy, an elementary school in Bithlo
  • BoysTown, Oviedo
  • Aspire Residential Center, Orlando

Our past partners include:

  • Ivey Lane Elementary School, Orange County
  • Discovery Middle School, Orange County
  • Mill Creek Elementary School, Osceola County
  • University High School, Orange County,
  • Colonial High School, Orange County
  • Theodore Roosevelt Elementary, Brevard County
  • Seminole State College, Adult High School
  • Melbourne High School, Brevard County
  • Emeritus at Oviedo
  • Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
  • Women’s Residential and Counseling Center
  • Safe House of Seminole
  • Covenant House of Florida, Orlando
  • Courtneay Springs Health Care, Brevard County
  • Hacienda Girls Ranch, Brevard County
  • Life Care Center Assisted Living, Orlando

“Poetry is more than words on a page. Poetry is about understanding the world around us a little bit better. Poems take a subject (sometimes one we know well or sometimes something we don’t know anything about or even sometimes things we don’t want to see) and revitalize it from the writer’s perspective. Three poets can look at the same flower and write three entire different poems which in turn provide three different versions of understanding that flower. When we read poetry we get to understand the world on a small or larger scale all the better. Communities need poetry.”