There will be small intermissions between each presentation, and an artists mixer at the end of the event.



Zuri McWhorter founded the Juste Milieu zine in 2017 to create a platform, both in print and online, for independent artists around the world. The zine features poetry, flash fiction, and multi-disciplinary visual art.

Zuri has self-published two poetry collections and features in independent and university-level publications. She currently works as a screenwriting consulting for firms across America.



Yes, consider this a salon. We are surrounded by art and pretty faces, listening to readings to warm our spirits. Welcome the modern day indie poets from around the world who have contributed to Juste Milieu International Lit Art Zine. Very relevant, very passionate!

Readings start at 7pm


Interview & Performance w/ Crum the Villain

Crum the Villain is a multi-disciplinary artist with roots in Detroit, Georgia, Portland, and now Chicago. We’ll be discussing how he maneuvers through the different artistic scenes and focusing on style. Live music to follow interview.

Starts at 7:45pm


Panel : The Literary & Film Climate of Detroit

A few of Detroit’s favorite writers, literacy enthusiasts, and publishers join Zuri McWhorter in piecing together the scattered literary puzzle in our city. How will literature move through the socio-economic changes of Detroit? How will the visual art boom include film and screenwriting. Most importantly, what will we be the tone of literature in an ever changing city?


Shanel Adams, founder of Progressionista Book Club.

R.J. Fox, award winning writer, filmmaker, author of Awaiting Identification

Martha J. Schmitt, film/visual artist, writer, Digital Marketing Strategist

Panel starts at 8:30pm


Film : Colette (2018)

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette dips cold feet into literature, but becomes the one of the most influential classical French writers.

“After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century.”

Directed by Wash Westmoreland and written by Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Film starts at 9:30pm

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