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  • LTAB 2019 Audience

Louder Than a Bomb: A Student’s View

"It’s never about the competition, it’s always about sharing and opening up and welcoming others.” Guadalupe Avalos, a student at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, wrote this article for her journalism class about what she witnessed at Louder Than a Bomb: the Michigan Youth Poetry Festival. Here's an inside look at what it was like to attend. [...]

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Poetry at Trumbull & Porter

Poetry at Trumbull & Porter

June 6th, 5:00 pm - June 6th, 6:30 pm

Trumbull and Porter, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
1331 Trumbull Street
Detroit, MI  48216 Map

In partnership with Trumbull & Porter, InsideOut's Detroit Youth Poetry Slam team will be showcasing their original poetry in the beautiful hotel courtyard. 5 Youth Poets will rock the stage alongside nationally recognized published poet, Brittany Rogers.Newly refurbished and newly discovered, Trumbull & Porter has undergone a major renovation touching all aspects of the hotel including 144 guest rooms, drinks and dining, a spacious fitness center and an outdoor courtyard that has become the place in Detroit to see and be seen. Modern amenities are thoughtfully appointed, as guests enjoy designer rooms with custom furniture built by Michigan artisans. An impressive collection of art and commissioned installation art can be found throughout the common spaces. Located in the revived Corktown neighborhood, the hotel features the award-winning Red Dunn Kitchen. Trumbull and Porter abides by a philosophy proudly in support of Detroit, its artists, and marriage equality for all couples.Widely recognized as one of the nation’s premiere writers-in-the-schools programs, InsideOut has earned many accolades, from a feature on PBS NewsHour to a performance on the stage of the Kennedy Center. InsideOut’s award-winning after school program, Citywide Poets provides teens with weekly creative writing workshops, publication, and performance opportunities. In this rigorous and supportive literary community, teens learn their words are powerful and embrace creative expression as a tool for self-development and civic engagement. The 2019 Detroit Youth Poetry Slam Team is a product of InsideOut's Citywide Poets program.... See MoreSee Less

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First Draft Open Mic

First Draft Open Mic

May 15th, 5:00 pm - May 15th, 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 Devin Samuels. 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

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LTAB Grand Slam & Youth Resource Fair

LTAB Grand Slam & Youth Resource Fair

April 28th, 1:30 pm - April 28th, 3:30 pm

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

The final four teams of teens from around the state compete for the Grand Slam title at Louder Than a Bomb: the Michigan Youth Poetry Festival.Sunday, April 28thGrand Slam begins at 1:30 PM / Doors at 1 PMMuseum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD$5 suggested donation at the door / space limited!... See MoreSee Less

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LTAB: MC Olympics

LTAB: MC Olympics

April 27th, 8:00 pm - April 27th, 9:30 pm

Manoogian Hall- Wayne State University
906 W. Warren
Detroit, MI  48201 Map

The best teen MCs will compete at the MC Olympics as part of InsideOut Literary Arts Louder Than a Bomb: the Michigan Youth Poetry Festival. FREE and open to all to attend.Saturday, April 27 Competition begins at 8 PM / Doors at 7 PMCompetition open to all young MCs (age 13-19). Want to compete? Email rose@insideoutdetroit.org... See MoreSee Less

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