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Project Row Houses & Inprint

PRH Middle School Inprint Writing Workshop

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22 minutes

1 mile

From Holman and Live Oak to Holman and Live Oak

Mr. Res and I lead our after-school creative writing group around Project Row Houses, a nonprofit organization celebrating African American history and culture in Houston's Third Ward. We discuss PRH's wonderful community, hydroponic garden, artwork, and talk with some members of the PRH/Third Ward community. This writing workshop is made possible by Inprint and Project Row Houses and last throughout the school year and much of summer. This tour was recored in March.


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Middle School Creative Writing Students at Project Row Houses

Ryler and Res lead after school writing workshops for Inprint at Project Row Houses. Ryler's workshops engage grade- and middle-school children in writing, sharing, and reading poetry and fiction. This is our middle school group: Noahi, Zainab, Tia, Aliyah, Kennedy, Tye, Christopher, Zipporah, Alyssa, Nambawani, and Kedrick



Ryler Dustin

Ryler Dustin teaches creative writing for Inprint at Project Row Houses. A graduate of the University of Houston's MFA program, he teaches writing to adults and youth through Inprint and Writers in the Schools. He has been a winner of the Inprint Paul Verlaine Poetry Prize, a finalist for the 2011 Ruth Lilly Prize, and a finalist in the Individual World Poetry Slam. His book, Heavy Lead Birdsong, is available from the press Write Bloody.


Ifeanyichuku Nwosu Okoro II (Res) was born in Bellville, Texas, as son to Dorcas and Ifeanyichuku I. Shortly after, his family returned to Aba, Nigeria for a short stint, then resettled in southeast Texas, where he lived and received education in Prairie View and Waller. He attended the University of Houston, and started performing poetry/spoken word in the early 2000s, donning the name “Resonance.” The name was shortened to “Res” as the neighborhood became increasingly aware of his talents, love for teaching children, and his work in this historic African-American community. Mr. Okoro is currently an instructor with Project Row Houses’ after-school program, an independent contractor with Klein Forest High School, and runs his small business called “The Drinking Gourd”. .