What It Takes

/ October 2018

Our Latest Blog Post:

Poetry + Basketball

The power of young voices never ceases to amaze me. There is just something so magical about witnessing authentic self-expression, about seeing a young poet step into their truth. I simply get moved. That’s exactly what happened to me when I watched this video featuring three of our Citywide Poets students – Imani, Aaron and Sam – performing [...]

Our Next Upcoming Events:

Scratch The Page

Scratch The Page

February 9th, 12:00 pm - February 9th, 2:00 pm+6February 9th, 2:30 pm - February 9th, 4:00 pmMarch 2nd, 12:00 pm - March 2nd, 2:00 pmMarch 2nd, 2:30 pm - March 2nd, 4:00 pmMarch 2nd, 4:00 pm - March 2nd, 6:00 pmMay 11th, 12:00 pm - May 11th, 2:00 pmMay 11th, 2:30 pm - May 11th, 4:00 pm

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

CITYWIDE POETS | SCRATCH THE PAGE Experience the power of poetry through Scratch the Page, a Visiting Writers series offering Metro Detroit youth an opportunity to meet Nationally recognized poets through a writing workshop - Lunch included! This free workshop is open to all teens. An open mic and performance portion follows the workshop featuring our Visiting Writer and all teens who wish to touch the stage with their original work. Reach out to justin@insideoutdetroit.org or call 313 577 4601 for more details and/or to register. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED. FREE EVENT!!... See MoreSee Less

118 interested

Our Past Events:

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
Citywide Poets Showcase

Citywide Poets Showcase

November 18th, 1:00 pm - November 18th, 2:30 pm

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI  48202 Map

ALL TEEN WRITERS AND CREATIVES ARE INVITED TO PERFORM IN OUR CITYWIDE POETS SHOWCASE OPEN MIC IN HISTORIC RIVERA COURT! There will be featured performances by Franny Choi, Ajanae Dawkins, Britteney 'Black Rose' Kapri, and Brittany Rogers. Citywide Poets will also be registering youth for our free weekly afterschool creative writing workshops held at multiple sites across the city. Free event! Reach out to InsideOut at 313-577-4601 or Justin@insideoutdetroit.org for more information.... See MoreSee Less

315 interested  ·  50 going
Reading #5: Imani Nichele Chapbook Release Reading

Reading #5: Imani Nichele Chapbook Release Reading

November 9th, 7:00 pm - November 9th, 9:00 pm

Room Project
6513 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48202 Map

FOR THE LOVE OF BOYS: A CHAPBOOK RELEASE READING BY IMANI NICHELE, DETROIT YOUTH POET LAUREATE Poetry Performance 7:00 p.m. Room Project 6513 Woodward Ave. With guest poets: NADINE MARSHALL YAKUZA MOON LA SHAUN PHOENIX MOORE DEVIN SAMUELS NATASHA T. MILLER Join InsideOut Literary Arts Project and Room Project in celebrating the release of Imani Nichele's chapbook, FOR THE LOVE OF BOYS. Imani Nichele is the Detroit Youth Poet Laureate and will be reading in conjunction with fellow poets from Detroit. Snacks and drinks will be provided and there will be a short open mic at the end of the night.... See MoreSee Less

104 interested  ·  39 going