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Go Inside a Stone

Go Inside A Stone I am standing in front of the blackboard, my arms sticking out in front of me, my hands balled up into fists. “I am holding,” I say, “in just one of my hands,” I add, and pause, I sigh, all for dramatic effect, “something very magical.” “I bet it’s pencil,” a boy [...]

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Scratch the Page Featuring Lauren Bullock

Scratch the Page Featuring Lauren Bullock

December 14th, 5:00 pm - December 14th, 9:00 pm

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

INSIDEOUT LITERARY ARTS PRESENTS SCRATCH THE PAGESaturday, December 14thWorkshop 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 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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First Draft Open Mic

First Draft Open Mic

November 12th, 10:00 pm - November 13th, 12:00 am

Spread Deli & Coffee
4215 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI  48201 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, 4:00 pm - October 19th, 8:00 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD
4454 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI  48201 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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Share the Light: An Evening in Celebration of Youth Voice

Share the Light: An Evening in Celebration of Youth Voice

August 22nd, 10:00 pm - August 23rd, 12:00 am

College for Creative Studies, A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
460 West Baltimore Street 11th Floor
Detroit, MI  48202 Map

Join InsideOut Literary Arts for an evening celebrating youth voice!InsideOut, an institution that has served over 58,000 students in its 24 years, provides young people between ages 6 and 19 with the tools to develop their leadership skills and narrative voice through poetry, creative writing, art, and performance.This festive summer soirée will feature insightful youth performances and provide opportunities to learn directly from our students about InsideOut programming.Proceeds from this event will enable us to continue to provide transformational programming to schools throughout metro Detroit.Presented by: Strategic Staffing SolutionsAppetizers and drinks will be served.If you prefer to pay by check or cash, please contact our Development Associate, Ashley Calhoun at Ashley@insideoutdetroit.org or at (313) 577-4601.With additional support from: Wells Advantage Group, Connie and Brian Demkowicz, Plante Moran, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oakland University, and Grand Valley State University... See MoreSee Less

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