Join InsideOut Literary Arts for an evening celebrating youth voice! InsideOut, an institution that has served over 50,000 students in its 23 years, provides young people between ages 6 and 19 with the tools to develop their leadership skills and narrative voice through poetry, creative writing, art, and performance.

This festive summer soirée, our second annual fundraiser, will feature youth performances and will provide opportunities to learn directly from our teens about InsideOut programming. Special guests include the 2018 Detroit Youth Poet Laureate Imani Nichele and accomplished Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley.

Rochelle Riley is an accomplished columnist for the Detroit Free Press and author of the new book The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery (Wayne State University Press, 2018). Rochelle is also a leading voice for children, education, competent government, and race and we are happy to have her join us this year.

Imani Nichele is a poet and writer from the east side of Detroit. As Detroit’s 2018 Youth Poet Laureate Imani is excited to share her work with her community at events across the city. She also enjoys leading writing workshops for youth through InsideOut Literary Arts.

Appetizers and drinks will be served.

Thursday, August 9th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
College for Creative Studies,
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
460 West Baltimore Street | 11th Floor | Detroit, MI 48202

Proceeds from this event will enable us to continue to provide students throughout metro Detroit with our high quality in-school programs.

If you prefer to pay by check or cash, please contact our Development Associate,
Ashley Calhoun at or at (313) 577-4601.

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