InsideOut student poet King reads at a podium against a backdrop of other students as sun sets at If the River Could Sing event in September 2023.

InsideOut Student Wins $25k Pistons Scholarship

InsideOut student poet King Bethel wrote a spoken word piece that earned him a $25,000 scholarship from the Detroit Pistons Foundation.

A Day in the Life of Poetry for the People

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….
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Suzanne Honda

One of my writers said, ‘This sets my whole week up right.’ That became our mantra, our through line. It was the participants’ commitment to showing up, the generous trust they put in me, and the kindness they showed to one another that laid the…
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Thriving Together: InsideOut and the Detroit Zoo

Thriving Together is a three-year-long environmental justice and creative writing program led by the Detroit Zoological Society and InsideOut Literary Arts. In the summer of 2020, we quickly transitioned the program online after stay-at-home orders were enacted. “While students would normally be wearing waders in the Detroit River and…
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