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Introducing New Lead Teaching Artist Fellows

Summer may be coming to a close, but the InsideOut team is just getting warmed up with an exciting development–our new Lead Teaching Artist Fellowship program! Building upon the successful 2020 pilot of one full-time Teaching Artist position– and through the generous support from the Four Friends Foundation, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and individual donors–we [...]

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Birds, Trees & Poetry Program

Birds, Trees & Poetry Program

September 23rd, 6:30 pm - September 23rd, 8:30 pm

3301 Palmer St., Detroit, MI 48211,US Map

Join Detroit Audubon, Arboretum Detroit and InsideOut for a fun evening wit a short nature walk, music, nature inspired poetry, and smores!Join Detroit Audubon, Arboretum Detroit and I nsideOut for a delightful evening as we enjoy a short nature walk, listen to music, read nature inspired poetry, and talk about local tree and bird species. We invite you to bring your own poetry or listening ears as we roast s'mores around a fire, bask in the nature around us and discuss how it inspires art and poetry for you.Meet at Circle Forest (3301 Palmer St Detroit, at the corner of Elmwood St and Palmer St). Detroit Audubon will provide binoculars for anyone who would like to borrow them on the walk and there is a porta-john onsite at Circle Forest.Sign up through Eventbrite is not required but it is helpful for us to get an idea of the number of participants.We will be outside but still encourage wearing a mask if desired. If you have any Covid-19 symptoms or have been exposed to anyone with Covid-19, please stay home.... See MoreSee Less

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If the River Could Sing: A Celebration of Writing and River with InsideOut

If the River Could Sing: A Celebration of Writing and River with InsideOut

September 8th, 6:00 pm - September 8th, 8:30 pm

2670 Atwater Street, Detroit, 48207, US Map

Join InsideOut on Thursday, September 8th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM for an evening of creativity, performances, and natural beauty on the Detroit Riverfront.If the River Could Sing: A Celebration of Writing and River with InsideOut will feature creative activation points inspired by the beauty and history of the riverfront. Centering on themes of arts & culture, wellness, and conservation, this unforgettable evening will culminate with a sunset showcase of music and poetry.FEATURING POETRY PERFORMANCES BY by Terry Blackhawk, Nandi Comer, Noor Hindi, Peter Markus, Jassmine Parks, and InsideOut poetry contest winners and student poets! MUSIC BY Audra Kubat, Rev. Robert Jones, Miz Korona, La Shaun phoenix Moore and DJ Stacyé J.HOSTED BY La Shaun phoenix MooreACTIVITIES AND PARTNERS INCLUDE:*Letterpress printing - Signal Return*Make and take river collage - Live Coal Gallery*Story booth - Planet Detroit*Write a fish poem - InsideOut Senior Writer, Peter Markus*Risograph printing + watercolor - Rachel Delmotte / Room Project*Sound meditation - Sophiyah E.*River writing activity - Detroit Zoological Society + InsideOut Thriving Together student poets*Learning about river insects - Belle Isle Nature Center*Interactive poetry fun: magnetic poetry, Jenga poetry, and Zip Code Odes*Meet a sturgeon! - Outdoor Adventure Center*Identify invasive and native species - Friends of the Detroit River*Roving songwriting - Audra KubatIf the River Could Sing is free and open to all as part of InsideOut’s Poetry for the People programming, designed to demystify poetry and engage new audiences in the ways that language can connect to and enrich their lives.This event is made possible by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in partnership with the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy with additional support from Comcast, Henry Ford Health, PNC, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Plante Moran, SMZ, Walbridge, Wells Advantage Group, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, and individual donors.Learn more at: www.insideoutdetroit.org/poetryforthepeople/... See MoreSee Less

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Citywide Poets Visiting Writer Series: Reading and Open Mic Featuring Scott Woods

Citywide Poets Visiting Writer Series: Reading and Open Mic Featuring Scott Woods

June 11th, 1:00 pm

Artist and writer Scott Woods is joining us for our next Citywide Poets Visiting Writer Workshop and Reading on June 11th! At Noon – All teens are invited to attend a FREE youth workshop with Scott! Register at bit.ly/cwpregistration to receive the Zoom link. At 2PM – Join us for a reading and open mic on Facebook Live. Youth and adult artists of all ages are welcome to attend and share. No registration required. --- Scott Woods is an Emmy award-winning writer and event organizer in Columbus, Ohio. Woods is the author of “Urban Contemporary History Month” (2016), “We Over Here Now” (2013) and “Prince and Little Weird Black Boy Gods” (2017). He has been featured multiple times in national press, including appearances on National Public Radio. He is the founder of Streetlight Guild, a performing arts non-profit, as well as a 2018 Columbus Foundation Spirit of Columbus Award recipient, and the winner of the Greater Columbus Arts COuncil’s 2017 Columbus Makes Art Excellence Award for his event series “Holler: 31 Days of Columbus Black Art". Woods was named the first-ever “Face of Columbus” by Columbus Alive. He is the co-founder of the Writers’ Block Poetry Night and an award-winning essayist. In 2006 he became the first poet to ever complete a 24-hour solo poetry reading; a feat he bested seven more times without repeating a single poem.InsideOut's Visiting Writer Series and award-winning Citywide Poets program are supported by the Skillman Foundation, Generator Z, the National Endowment for the Arts, and donors like you!... See MoreSee Less

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