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The Online Classroom: Lessons and Tips from a Virtual Year

From Zoom classes to Facebook live streams and InsideOut At Home lessons, InsideOut’s programs have looked a little different this year for both students and teaching artists. But despite all of the new challenges of virtual teaching, our Writers-in-Residence have made the most of this year by taking creative approaches to technology, emphasizing social-emotional learning, and finding [...]

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A picture speaks a thousand words. What will it say to you?

A picture speaks a thousand words. What will it say to you?

June 22nd, 6:00 pm - June 22nd, 7:00 pm

InsideOut Literary Arts5201 Cass Ave, Prentis Hall, 3rd FloorDetroit, MI48202 Map

A community writing workshop for all levels led by InsideOut Lead Teaching Artist Jassmine Parks!In this FREE, generative writing workshop participants will be immersed in a photo series by Carrie Mae Weems and allow their reflections to transform through the power of the written word.Register via Eventbrite to receive a Zoom link. Check it out here: picturespeaks.eventbrite.comThis event is hosted by InsideOut Literary Arts, Detroit’s oldest and largest literary nonprofit, serving students since 1995. Workshop participants will learn about ways to get involved with InsideOut’s programming including the upcoming Write-A-Thon.Jassmine Parks, Lead Teaching ArtistA dedicated educator who excels at creating safe spaces for youth, Jassmine joined InsideOut as Leading Teaching Artist after serving in teaching roles across our programs. Jassmine believes in the power of language to reflect on past experiences, build agency, and create a future in which we exist as our best selves. A Detroit slam poetry champion who has performed internationally, Jassmine’s work has been published through SlamFind, All Def Poetry and Wusgood? Magazine.... See MoreSee Less

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Citywide Poets Saturday Share Open Mic: Featuring Raych Jackson

Citywide Poets Saturday Share Open Mic: Featuring Raych Jackson

May 22nd, 3:00 pm - May 22nd, 5:00 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!Although this is the last Saturday Share of the School year, we will continue with monthly open mics beginning in late June featuring youth writers.===Rachel “Raych” Jackson is a writer, educator and performer. While teaching in Chicago Public Schools for five years, she competed on numerous national poetry teams and individual competitions. She is the 2017 NUPIC Champion and a 2017 Pink Door fellow. Rachel’s work has been published by many—including Poetry Magazine, The Rumpus, and 29Rooms through Refinery29.This events is 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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Citywide Poets Saturday Share Open Mic: Featuring Nadine Marshall

Citywide Poets Saturday Share Open Mic: Featuring Nadine Marshall

April 24th, 3:00 pm - April 24th, 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:Apr 24: Nadine MarshallNadine “MARS” is a writer and cultural organizer born and raised in Detroit. Their work has been published in the Lambda Literary Art anthology “Emerge”, Foglifter Journal, Gertrude Press, the Shade Journal, and elsewhere. MARS is a 2019 Lambda Literary Art Emerging Writers Fellow in Poetry. Their Chapbook, FLOWER BOI was a finalist for the Black Lawrence Press Black River Chapbook Prize, the 2020 Diode Editions Chapbook Contest, and the Gold Line Press Chapbook Competition.Nadine “MARS” works as Director of the Allied Media Conference.This events is 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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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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