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5 Stories. 25 Years.

This year marks the first step of InsideOut’s next 25-year journey. We’ve celebrated this occasion by lifting up five stories from five different eras of our history, from our inaugural class in the mid-90s to our most recent graduates. The stories (which you can explore here) are powerful, heart-warming, and triumphant. What is most exciting to me [...]

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Centered Catharsis: A Community Writing Workshop

Centered Catharsis: A Community Writing Workshop

April 17th, 6:00 pm - April 17th, 8:00 pm

Join InsideOut for Centered Catharsis: a Community Writing Workshop in honor of National Poetry Month! This free virtual workshop invites participants of all ages to generate poems and cultivate joy in their writing process. Multiple prompts will be provided, as well as the opportunity for sharing. This event is created and led by InsideOut's Youth Advisory Board. To sign up, visit bit.ly/cwpeventsignupZoom link will be provided the day of the event.... See MoreSee Less

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Citywide Poets Saturday Share Open Mic: Featuring Michael Lee

Citywide Poets Saturday Share Open Mic: Featuring Michael Lee

March 13th, 3:00 pm - March 13th, 4:00 pm

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Join Citywide Poets for Saturday Share Open Mic--a virtual community for creatives!Taking place every other Saturday on Instagram Live, this open mic is free and open to youth and adults artists of all ages!Upcoming featured performers include:Mar 13: Michael LeeMichael Lee is a Norwegian-American writer, youth worker, and organizer. Winner of the Scotti Merrill Award for poetry from the Key West Literary Seminar, his poetry has appeared in Ninth Letter, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Indiana Review, Poetry Northwest, Copper Nickel, and Best New Poets 2018 among others. His first book, The Only Worlds We Know (Button Poetry) is now available. Apr 24: Nadine MarshallNadine Marshall is a poet, avid reader, collaborator, and curator with an MSW and B.S. in Psychology/African American Studies. Their work intimately explores the intersection of being genderless, black, and queer – asking what was to lead to what is.. Their words have reached the audiences of TEDxUofM, The National Poetry Slam, The Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam, CUPSI, the ShadeJournal, and Freezeray Poetry JournalThese events are presented by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services.Citywide Poets is InsideOut’s award-winning afterschool program provides teens with weekly creative writing workshops, publication, and performance opportunities. In this literary community, teens learn their words are powerful and embrace creative expression as a tool for self-development and civic engagement.Learn more at www.insideoutdetroit.org/cwp... See MoreSee Less

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365 Days of CoronaCation Community Open Mic Share

365 Days of CoronaCation Community Open Mic Share

March 12th, 6:00 pm

Big Gretch had us believing that the schools were only going to be shut down for two weeks. Fast forward, and we're still in a global pandemic. Let's talk about the good, bad, and ugly of the COVID-19 virus. All ages welcomed to share. To sign up, visit:bit.ly/cwpopenmicHosted by InsideOut's Youth Advisory Board.Since 1995, InsideOut Literary Arts has helped Detroit’s youth build their literary and academic skills through creative writing. By working with professional writers, students learn to think broadly, create bravely and share their voices with the wider world.Citywide Poets is InsideOut’s award-winning afterschool program that provides teens with weekly creative writing workshops, publication, and performance opportunities. In this literary community, teens learn their words are powerful and embrace creative expression as a tool for self-development and civic engagement.... See MoreSee Less

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We Won't Turn Back: A Black History Month  Reading

We Won't Turn Back: A Black History Month Reading

February 26th, 6:00 pm - February 26th, 7:30 pm

A reading of Black poems by Black poets. Seasoned and celebrated Detroit artists will share their musings of the world on the heels of a new regime and with hope for a better future for people of color.Featuring:Nandi ComerWes MatthewsImani NicheleJustin Rogersvia Facebook Live @InsideOut Literary ArtsSince 1995, InsideOut Literary Arts has helped Detroit’s youth build their literary and academic skills through creative writing. By working with professional writers, students learn to think broadly, create bravely and share their voices with the wider world.Citywide Poets is InsideOut’s award-winning afterschool program that provides teens with weekly creative writing workshops, publication, and performance opportunities. In this literary community, teens learn their words are powerful and embrace creative expression as a tool for self-development and civic engagement.... See MoreSee Less

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