Ever wonder “What Punk’s Got to do With Poetry?

Gerry LaFemina, a self-described Punk Rock Poet, will answer that question and more as he closes out iO’s 2014 Scratch the Page reading and workshop series. The reading begins at 7:30 and is FREE and open to the public at MOCAD. Register for the event here. LaFemina will host a…

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  • April 10th, 2014

T. Miller Takes the Mic @ MOCAD

Don’t miss the second installment, Wednesday, March 26th, of iO’s 2014 Scratch the Page reading series, featuring award-winning slam poet Natasha T. Miller. Words will flow from 7:30pm to 9pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. In addition to being an iO writer-in-residence, Miller is Detroit’s 2007 poetry “Grand…

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  • February 21st, 2014

iO’s MLK Poem – 2014

For the sixth straight year, Wayne State University invited youth from iO’s Citywide Poets program to create an original group poem honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of social justice and civic engagement.   For the 2014 poem students decided to use a real life incident as a writing…

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  • January 17th, 2014

iO student poets answer PBS’s big question ‘Where does poetry live?

  • October 29th, 2013

iO wins Knight challenge!

InsideOut Literary Arts Project is thrilled to be one of 56 artists and arts organization’s selected as winners of Detroit’s first Knight Arts Challenge, sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. As part of the challenge, Knight will invest $2.1 million in Detroit based projects. iO’s grant,…

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  • October 7th, 2013