After School

Citywide Poets

InsideOut’s award-winning after school program provides teens with weekly creative writing workshops, publication, and performance opportunities. In this rigorous and supportive literary community, teens learn their words are powerful and embrace creative expression as a tool for self-development and civic engagement.

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Scratch the Page

This visiting writer series offers opportunities for teens to meet renowned writers and explore new styles of writing in a free workshop. Following the workshop, an open mic and performance features our visiting writer and all teens who wish to touch the stage with their original work.

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Slam Season

This exciting poetry slam series culminates in the selection of the annual Detroit Youth Poetry Slam Team, who receive coaching, mentorship, and performance opportunities locally and regionally.