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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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Youth Poet Laureate Book Launch!

Youth Poet Laureate Book Launch!

February 29th, 4:00 pm - February 29th, 6:00 pm

Room Project6513 Woodward Ave.Detroit, MI48202 Map

Celebrate the debut of Soft Animal Wounds, the first full-length poetry collection from Mahalia Frost, Detroit's 2019 Youth Poet Laureate! There will be a short open mic, followed by a reading and signing by the author.The Detroit Youth Poet Laureate Program is made possible by the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation.... See MoreSee Less

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Scratch the Page Featuring Jericho Brown

Scratch the Page Featuring Jericho Brown

February 15th, 12:00 pm - February 15th, 4:00 pm

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

INSIDEOUT LITERARY ARTS PRESENTS SCRATCH THE PAGESaturday, February 15thWorkshop 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 provided for teens. Jericho will sign books following the reading. Books will be for sale provided by Source Booksellers!The general public is invited to join the audience for the open mic and performance.Source Booksellers will be selling Jericho's book at the event. Jericho will also be present to sign books after the reading. JERICHO BROWN is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Among his many out- standing accolades, Brown has been honored with both the American Book Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Brown’s poems have appeared in many notable publications including The Nation, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta.... See MoreSee Less

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First Draft Open Mic JAN 28

First Draft Open Mic JAN 28

January 28th, 5:00 pm - January 28th, 7:00 pm

The Commons Detroit7900 Mack AveDetroit, MI48214 Map

First Draft is a youth focused and hosted open mic that travels around the city to serve our various after school teen writer locations. ADULT AND TEENS WELCOME. TEEN OPEN MIC ONLY.Seeking poets, singers, and artists of all kinds who wish to touch a friendly supportive stage. FREE EVENT!... See MoreSee Less

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First Draft Open Mic JAN 21

First Draft Open Mic JAN 21

January 21st, 5:00 pm - January 21st, 7:00 pm

ArtBlock1411 Holden StreetDetroit, MI48208 Map

First Draft is a youth focused and hosted open mic that travels around the city to serve our various after school teen writer locations. ADULT AND TEENS WELCOME. TEEN OPEN MIC ONLY.Seeking poets, singers, and artists of all kinds who wish to touch a friendly supportive stage. FREE EVENT!... See MoreSee Less

25 interested  ·  4 going