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Community High School's VOICE: Issue 1

Literati is delighted to host the contributors to Community High School’s recently published literary magazine, VOICE: Issue 1, for a night of poetry and prose readings!


VOICE is a student-run journal of literary and visual arts at Community High School located in Ann Arbor, MI. Its first edition was published in December 2018. It features poetry, prose (fiction and essays), and art by Community High School students.

Readers Include….

Tracy Anderson co-advises VOICE with Judith DeWoskin and Sarah Wiest.  She also advises The Communicator Magazine and The Communicator Online.  She has a chapter in the forth-coming book Adventurous Thinking: Fostering Students' Right to Write and Read in Secondary ELA Classrooms.   

Grace Bates is a junior at Community High School. She is an avid reader and writer of all things but poetry is her true love. She is often writing but when she isn’t, she is usually gardening or dancing.

J Kincaid-Beal is a freshman at Community High School. Their dad is Ann Arbor poet Scott Beal, so they have been writing poems since they were six years old. J had two chapbooks published when they were nine, and had several poems published in an anthology when they were eleven. They tend to write about queerness, religion, and depression.

Chloe Di Blassio is a student and artist at Community High School in Ann Arbor. She began drawing when she was 2 years old and has never stopped since. She works primarily with the figure, capturing small moments of emotional subtleties and inward gazes.

Judith DeWoskin has taught literature and writing courses at Community High School for 34 years. She was a faculty advisor for Free Verse, Community’s first literary magazine, and now co-advises VOICE with Tracy Anderson and Sarah Wiest.

Zoe Lubetkin is a senior at Community High School.  She writes fiction, poetry, and non-fiction for The Communicator.  When Zoe isn't writing or creating, she can be found climbing walls at Planet Rock.

Aviva Satz-Kojis is 17-year-old who goes to Community High School. In her free time she likes to read, write, and snuggle with her many cats. Aviva plans to attend the University of Michigan in the fall to study Psychology.

iO Soucy, CHS senior, is a visual artist and a writer.  iO curated the photos and artwork that are in VOICE. iO's most recent work in The Communicator has been celebrating artists in our community and telling their stories.

Ellen Stone advises Poetry Club at Community High School and co-hosts a monthly city-wide poetry reading series in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Her poems have appeared in Passages North, The Collagist, The Museum of Americana, and Fifth Wednesday among other places. Ellen is the author of The Solid Living World (Michigan Writers’ Cooperative Press, 2013). Her poems have recently been nominated again for the Pushcart prize and Best of the Net. 

Andie Tappenden, CHS senior, is a familiar voice in the poetry scene in Ann Arbor.  She uses poetry as a way to make sense of the world. She looks forward to reading at Literati and sharing her work.

 Nicole Tooley is a senior at Community High School. She grew a love for words in her literature and creative writing classes at school. In her spare time when she’s not composing short poems or reading a good memoir, she can probably be found dancing. 

Emma Zielinski is currently a senior at Community High School. She grew up in Ann Arbor with her mother and her five siblings. She discovered a love of poetry in her freshman creative writing class and continues to write every day. Her writing centers around family, her father, addiction, and loss.


Event date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
124 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48104