Our Upcoming Events:

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Share the Light: An Evening in Celebration of Youth Voice

Share the Light: An Evening in Celebration of Youth Voice

August 22nd, 6:00 pm - August 22nd, 8:00 pm

College for Creative Studies, A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
460 West Baltimore Street 11th Floor
Detroit, MI  48202 Map

Join InsideOut Literary Arts for an evening celebrating youth voice!InsideOut, an institution that has served over 58,000 students in its 24 years, provides young people between ages 6 and 19 with the tools to develop their leadership skills and narrative voice through poetry, creative writing, art, and performance.This festive summer soirée will feature insightful youth performances and provide opportunities to learn directly from our students about InsideOut programming.Proceeds from this event will enable us to continue to provide transformational programming to schools throughout metro Detroit.Presented by: Strategic Staffing SolutionsAppetizers and drinks will be served.If you prefer to pay by check or cash, please contact our Development Associate, Ashley Calhoun at Ashley@insideoutdetroit.org or at (313) 577-4601.With additional support from: Wells Advantage Group, Connie and Brian Demkowicz, Plante Moran, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oakland University, and Grand Valley State University... See MoreSee Less

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First Draft Open Mic

First Draft Open Mic

August 16th, 5:00 pm - August 16th, 7:00 pm

The Bottom Line Coffee House
4474 Third Street, Suite B2
Detroit, MI  48201 Map

First Draft Open Mic is a Public Event put on by Citywide Poets, the after school program of InsideOut Literary Arts. Students from across the program will present original poetry and music followed by a performance from the 2019 Detroit Youth Poetry Slam Team!This is a free event that is open to the public. YOUTH (AGE 19 AND UNDER) ONLY OPEN MIC. Adults are welcome to show support of the city's young artists.... See MoreSee Less

45 interested  ·  4 going
Summer Workshop with Michael Lee

Summer Workshop with Michael Lee

August 8th, 2:00 pm - August 8th, 4:00 pm

Detroit Main Library
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI  48202 Map

Citywide Poets' Summer Edition has been holding weekly workshops on Thursdays through the summer. On August 8th, we are introducing our guest facilitator Michael Lee-Wolf! This workshop is for TEENS ONLY. We can be found at the Detroit Main Library in the Explorer's Room.... See MoreSee Less

6 interested  ·  1 going
MC Olympics

MC Olympics

August 4th, 2:00 pm - August 4th, 4:00 pm

InsideOut Literary Arts
5143 Cass Ave, State Hall - Rm. 225
Detroit, MI  48202 Map

Join members of Citywide Poets, a literary community for young people who participate in intensive artistic mentorship, publication, and performance opportunities to explore their lives through the written and spoken word, as they compete head-to-head for the title of hip-hop supremacy. YOU MUST REGISTER TO COMPETE. REGISTER ONLINE AT: forms.gle/wr6bcawv2UPDxmkL7Featuring renowned Detroit emcees as judges, the young artists will engage in a 3-round tournament, putting their written, freestyle, and crowd-moving skills to the test in this family-friendly event. The event will culminate with an informal cypher where audience members will be invited to pick up the mic.CASH PRIZES FOR 1ST AND 2ND PLACE!!!!... See MoreSee Less

12 interested  ·  3 going
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