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 does TEDxDetroit

A big thank you to TEDxDetroit for inviting four of iO’s bright young poets to the stage during its annual conference of ideas. More than 1,000 innovators, entrepreneurs and cutting edge social thinkers filled Cobo Center in Detroit to hear short speeches, music and, yes, poetry all aimed at helping to ignite ideas…

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  • October 3rd, 2013

InsideOut @ BNV Recap

On August 7th, the Detroit youth poetry slam team traveled to Brave New Voices (BNV), the international youth poetry slam festival, held this year in Chicago, IL. iO’s 2013 team featured participants from Citywide Poets, our award-winning after-school program. This year’s team was the first from Detroit since 2011, when another iO Detroit…

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  • August 13th, 2013

BNV on WDET

  • July 8th, 2013

Thank You!

Angels truly are out there. At iO, we have 144 of them to thank for rising to the challenge of matching a $25,000 grant offer from founding donor and Hollywood filmmaker, Bob Shaye. To capture Shaye’s support  iO had to match his offer dollar-for-dollar  by June 30th. Beyond the thrill of capturing…

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  • July 8th, 2013