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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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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

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First Draft December

First Draft December

December 17th, 5:00 pm - December 17th, 7:00 pm

Spread Deli & Coffee4215 Cass AveDetroit, MI48201 Map

RESCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 17TH. 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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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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Into the Frame | InsideOut Writing Workshops at the DIA

Into the Frame | InsideOut Writing Workshops at the DIA

December 8th, 1:00 pm - December 15th, 3:45 pm

Detroit Institute of Arts5200 Woodward AveDetroit, MI48202 Map

Join InsideOut for a series of creative writing workshops inspired by the DIA's special exhibition Detroit Collects. Led by InsideOut's acclaimed Writers-in-Residence, these workshops will utilize selected paintings and photos to explore the ways visual art can connect to and deepen our conversations and our writing.Participants will have opportunities to explore examples of ekphrastic poetry and write their own poems as they "enter into" these compelling works of art. Sessions will be limited to 20 participants, ages 12 and up. Advance registration available through the link below, or just show up! Workshops are FREE with admission to the DIA.Detroit Collects: Sign up for any of the four workshops: Sunday, December 8 | 1:00-2:15 led by LaShaun Phoenix KotaranSunday, December 8 | 2:30-3:45 led by Nadine MarshallSunday, December 15 | 1:00-2:15 led by Nadine MarshallSunday, December 15 | 2:30-3:45 led by Rose Gormanwww.dia.org/events/frame-insideout-literary-arts-writing-workshops?fbclid=IwAR0FmkSpnVgGo7tseHfQN...InsideOut Literary Arts is Detroit's oldest and largest literary arts organization. Through in-school, after-school, and community programs, we inspire students to: think broadly, create bravely, and share their voices with the wider world.... See MoreSee Less

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