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Wings and Sharp Teeth: the Detroit Youth Poetry Slam

"From the artist who is shivering and sharing their work for the first time in front of a live audience, to the seasoned teen who has grown wings and sharp teeth, the raw integrity of the words and performances will leave you clamoring to hear and DO more." The Detroit Youth Poetry Slam gives young performance poets the [...]

Our Next Upcoming Events:

Detroit Youth Poetry Grand Slam

Detroit Youth Poetry Grand Slam

March 21st, 5:00 pm - March 21st, 8:00 pm

El Club
4114 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI  48209 Map

Join us at El Club as 12 of InsideOut's best teen poets compete for 5 slots on the 2019 Detroit Youth Poetry Slam Team. This team will go on to compete in Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival this summer. A $10 suggested donation at the door will go toward supporting the team's journey to Brave New Voices! The Grand Slam will be three rounds, including two 3-minute rounds and one 1-minute round. Standard slam rules apply. **No on-site sign up. The Grand Slam features youth advancing from two qualifying slams.**... See MoreSee Less

319 interested  ·  25 going

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Youth Poetry Slam Qualifiers

Youth Poetry Slam Qualifiers

March 10th, 5:00 pm - March 17th, 7:00 pm

Trinosophes
1464 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI  48207 Map

30 of InsideOut's teens will compete over two preliminary poetry slams for an opportunity to qualify for Grand Slam on March 21st. The top 6 poets from each of these qualifying slams will advance to Grand Slam where they will compete for one of 5 slots on the 2019 Detroit Youth Poetry Slam Team. This team will go on to compete in Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival in Las Vegas this July. Both slams held at Trinosophes Gallery! Free parking on the street and in the rear. Both slams will be two round slams with standard slam rules. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION TO SLAM! In order to slam, teens age 13 - 19 MUST be a part of our Citywide Poets program. To become a part, follow this link --> https://insideoutdetroit.org/what-we-do/after-school/citywide-poets/... See MoreSee Less

126 interested
First Draft Open Mic

First Draft Open Mic

February 19th, 5:00 pm - February 19th, 7:00 pm

The Bottom Line Coffee House
4474 Third Street, Suite B2
Detroit, MI  48201 Map

First Draft Open Mic is a Public Event put on by InsideOut Literary Arts' after school program, Citywide Poets. Students from across the program will present original poetry and music followed by a performance from Brittany Rogers. This is a free event that is open to the public. YOUTH (AGE 19 AND UNDER) ONLY OPEN MIC. Adults are welcome to show support of the city's young artists.... See MoreSee Less

267 interested  ·  23 going
First Draft Open Mic

First Draft Open Mic

December 13th, 5:00 pm - December 13th, 6:30 pm

Pages Bookshop
19560 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI  48223 Map

First Draft Open Mic is a Public Event put on by InsideOut Literary Arts' after school program, Citywide Poets. Students from CMA Communication and Media Arts High School will present original poetry and music followed by a performance from Nadine Marshall. This is a free event that is open to the public. YOUTH (AGE 19 AND UNDER) ONLY OPEN MIC. Adults are welcome to show support of the city's young artists.... See MoreSee Less

161 interested  ·  26 going