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THE WRITEOUS POETS

THE WRITEOUS HISTORY

The Writeous Poets have been in existence since the year of 2000 under the umbrella of Backyard Enterprises.

In the mid-’90s, having just graduated from Hall High School, my mother Stacey McAdoo and my father/her future husband Leron, began self-publishing a magazine intended to serve as a platform for fellow creatives, especially people of color. They put out a call for submissions, cut-and-pasted together their book by hand and were soon running off copies at a 24-hour Kinkos. They dubbed it “The Writeous.”

It has since been transformed into a youth-oriented literacy, creative writing, and performance troupe. This spoken word collective has assisted young writers in finding their voice and confidence as individuals, performers and activists. Armed with the most powerful weapons around (their thoughts and tongues) they defy stereotypes, speak their truths and combat social injustices through the medium of poetry and spoken word.

THE WRITEOUS TAPE

In 2019, the Writeous Poets collectively wrote and recorded an album filled with original songs and poetry called “The Writeous Tape, Vol. 1,” engineered and produced by my brother, CEO Norel. It’s available on Apple Music, Spotify, and any other major music-streaming platforms.

THE WRITEOUS BOOKS

The Writeous Poets have a couple of published books of poetry under their belts and more coming soon, ranging from topics on desegregation, the coronavirus, police brutality, and the women's suffrage movement.

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For more information, email me at jameemcadoo@gmail.com