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A Storm in the Classroom

A Storm in the Classroom How to create just the right wind conditions for a porch-watching-worthy storm of youth voice. InsideOut is up and running in 25 schools in Detroit and the surrounding area! All this magic was kicked off at orientation in October where 19 Writers-in-Residence gathered for a day of icebreakers and writing experiences [...]

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Scratch the Page Featuring Lauren Bullock

Scratch the Page Featuring Lauren Bullock

December 14th, 12:00 pm - December 14th, 4:00 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD4454 Woodward AveDetroit, MI48201 Map

INSIDEOUT LITERARY ARTS PRESENTS SCRATCH THE PAGESaturday, December 14thWorkshop 12:30–2:15pm, Open Mic 3pm – 4pmAdmission: Free and open to all teensExperience the mind-blowing power of poetry during this workshop and open mic event, featuring nationally recognized writers, who work with teens from Metro Detroit to touch the stage with their original poetry and spoken word performances. Lunch is providedLAUREN BULLOCK is a queer Vietnamese and Black writer, performer, and teaching artist. Her work has appeared on AFROPUNK.com, Button Poetry, The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and most recently Imagoes: A Queer Anthology (Love, Pain & Poetry Publishing). Currently she serves as a staff writer for pop culture website Black Nerd Problems as well as poetry editor for literary magazine FreezeRay Poetry. When not working on writing-related activities she enjoys fighting crime as a costumed vigilante of many aliases. You can find more of her work at GoLaurenBullock.com.... See MoreSee Less

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Free Student Workshops for MLK Holiday Celebration Contest

Free Student Workshops for MLK Holiday Celebration Contest

November 23rd, 1:00 pm - December 6th, 6:30 pm

Anton Art Center125 Macomb PlMount Clemens, MI48043 Map

Register today for spoken word/poetry and photography workshops for high school students!Sessions will help students prepare poetry and photos for the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration of Macomb County Contest. Each contest will have cash and other prizes. The Interfaith Center for Racial Justice and Anton Art Center are holding the free workshops for photography and spoken word/poetry to help students reflect on their interpretation of the theme: Love is Spoken Here. Students can register for the workshops by emailing: pdimercurio@theartcenter.org. Photography Workshops sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Mt. Clemens with Instructor, Kaylyn Turnipseed at Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place, Mt. Clemens.Saturday, November 23, 1 - 3 pm Friday, December 6 at 3:30 - 6:30 pm. Poetry/spoken Word Workshops sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal with InsideOut Literary Arts at Mt. Clemens Public Library, 150 Cass Ave, Mt. Clemens.Saturday, November 23, 1 - 3 pm Friday, December 6 at 3:30 - 5:30 pm... See MoreSee Less

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First Draft Open Mic

First Draft Open Mic

November 12th, 5:00 pm - November 12th, 7:00 pm

Spread Deli & Coffee4215 Cass AveDetroit, MI48201 Map

CANCELLED due to the weather. Look out for our rescheduled event.

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InsideOut presents Scratch the Page

InsideOut presents Scratch the Page

October 19th, 12:00 pm - October 19th, 4:00 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD4454 Woodward AveDetroit, MI48201 Map

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPINSIDEOUT LITERARY ARTS PRESENTS SCRATCH THE PAGESaturdays, October 19Workshop 12–2pm, Open Mic 2:30–4pmAdmission: Free and open to all teensExperience the mind-blowing power of poetry during this workshop and open mic event, featuring nationally recognized writers, who work with teens from Metro Detroit to touch the stage with their original poetry and spoken word performances. Lunch is provided.WITH GUEST ARTIST RAYCH JACKSON: Rachel “Raych” Jackson is a writer, educator and performer. While teaching third and fourth grade in Chicago Public Schools, Jackson competed on numerous national poetry teams and individual competitions. Her poems have gained over 1.5 million views on YouTube. She is the 2017 NUPIC Champion and a 2017 Pink Door fellow. Jackson recently voiced 'DJ Raych' in the Jackbox game, Mad Verse City. Her latest play, “Emotions & Bots”, premiered at the Woerdz Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. Jackson wrote a room dedicated to her city for 29Rooms' first installment in Chicago, through Refinery 29. She co-created and co-hosts Big Kid Slam, a monthly poetry show in Chicago. Jackson’s work has been published by many— including Poetry Magazine, The Rumpus, The Shallow Ends, and Washington Square Review. Her debut collection EVEN THE SAINTS AUDITION is forthcoming through Button Poetry. She currently lives in Chicago.To register contact Citywide Poets Coordinator, Justin Rogers at justin@insideoutdetroit.org or call (313) 577-4601.... See MoreSee Less

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