Our Upcoming Events:

Detroit Youth Poetry Grand Slam

Detroit Youth Poetry Grand Slam

March 21st, 5:00 pm - March 21st, 8:00 pm

El Club
4114 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI  48209 Map

Join us at El Club as 12 of InsideOut's best teen poets compete for 5 slots on the 2019 Detroit Youth Poetry Slam Team. This team will go on to compete in Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival this summer. A $10 suggested donation at the door will go toward supporting the team's journey to Brave New Voices! The Grand Slam will be three rounds, including two 3-minute rounds and one 1-minute round. Standard slam rules apply. **No on-site sign up. The Grand Slam features youth advancing from two qualifying slams.**... See MoreSee Less

319 interested  ·  25 going
Scratch The Page

Scratch The Page

May 11th, 12:00 pm - May 11th, 2:00 pm+1May 11th, 2:30 pm - May 11th, 4:00 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD
4454 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI  48201 Map

CITYWIDE POETS | SCRATCH THE PAGE Experience the power of poetry through Scratch the Page, a Visiting Writers series offering Metro Detroit youth an opportunity to meet Nationally recognized poets through a writing workshop - Lunch included! This free workshop is open to all teens. An open mic and performance portion follows the workshop featuring our Visiting Writer and all teens who wish to touch the stage with their original work. Reach out to justin@insideoutdetroit.org or call 313 577 4601 for more details and/or to register. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED. FREE EVENT!!... See MoreSee Less

140 interested

Our Past Events:

Youth Poetry Slam Qualifiers

Youth Poetry Slam Qualifiers

March 10th, 5:00 pm - March 17th, 7:00 pm

Trinosophes
1464 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI  48207 Map

30 of InsideOut's teens will compete over two preliminary poetry slams for an opportunity to qualify for Grand Slam on March 21st. The top 6 poets from each of these qualifying slams will advance to Grand Slam where they will compete for one of 5 slots on the 2019 Detroit Youth Poetry Slam Team. This team will go on to compete in Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival in Las Vegas this July. Both slams held at Trinosophes Gallery! Free parking on the street and in the rear. Both slams will be two round slams with standard slam rules. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION TO SLAM! In order to slam, teens age 13 - 19 MUST be a part of our Citywide Poets program. To become a part, follow this link --> https://insideoutdetroit.org/what-we-do/after-school/citywide-poets/... See MoreSee Less

126 interested
First Draft Open Mic

First Draft Open Mic

February 19th, 5:00 pm - February 19th, 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 InsideOut Literary Arts' after school program, Citywide Poets. Students from across the program will present original poetry and music followed by a performance from Brittany Rogers. 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

267 interested  ·  23 going
First Draft Open Mic

First Draft Open Mic

December 13th, 5:00 pm - December 13th, 6:30 pm

Pages Bookshop
19560 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI  48223 Map

First Draft Open Mic is a Public Event put on by InsideOut Literary Arts' after school program, Citywide Poets. Students from CMA Communication and Media Arts High School will present original poetry and music followed by a performance from Nadine Marshall. 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

161 interested  ·  26 going