In celebration of our 25th anniversary, InsideOut created Poetry for the People–a series of workshops, installations and performances in neighborhoods across the city designed to demystify poetry and engage new audiences in the ways that language can connect to and enrich their lives. 

After being delayed due to COVID, Poetry for the People will relaunch in 2022! We will offer virtual and in person events with COVID precautions in place.

Upcoming Events

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Poetry Tour  – Saturday, October 15th / 3 PM PM @ Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Listen to nature-themed poems by Peter Markus, Senior Writer at InsideOut Literary Arts. Then, try your hand at writing your own poem inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape around Ford House. This program will be an hour and half and will include a chance to share your writing if you would like. Supplies will be provided. This program will take place outside, weather permitting, so please dress for the season. Tickets $12 members / $15 non-members.

Van Gogh’s Life and Letters Writing Workshop – Friday, October 28th / 5:15-7 PM @ The Detroit Institute of Arts

Vincent van Gogh was a master of capturing the people and places that shaped him. The letters of Van Gogh offer further insights into the man behind the paint. In this FREE writing workshop offered in conjunction with the DIA exhibit Van Gogh in America, we will look closely at several of these letters to see the writer behind the artist and be inspired to paint with words the world as we know it. Registration required. *General museum admission is FREE for residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties.

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Poetry for the People is made possible by the Knight Foundation, along with contributions from individual donors.