Citywide Poets sites for the 2021/22 school year are kicking off 100% virtually and will run from October 2021 – June 2022!

The program is 100% free to participants.


What is Citywide Poets?

Citywide Poets is InsideOut’s award-winning afterschool program, providing teens with a literary community to collaboratively explore their lives through the written and spoken word. By participating in intensive artistic mentorship, publication, and performance opportunities, Citywide Poets cultivates a youth-driven narrative for the future of Detroit, rooted in their creativity and artistry.

Citywide Poets meet weekly from October – May in sessions led by local writers in both high school and open community sites. Participants hone craft, build performance skills, and engage in the larger artist community of Detroit. Citywide Poets is free and open to interested teens.

Citywide Poets 2022 Flyer


Citywide Poets sites for the 2021/22 school year include:

Open Citywide Poets Site (free and open to all teens)

Public Site with La Shaun phoenix Moore via Zoom, Wednesdays from 4-6 PM

Durfee Innovation Society (2470 Collingwood St., Detroit)

More options soon to come!

School-Based Citywide Poets Sites (free and open to any student who attends the school listed)

Cass Technical High School

Denby High School

Detroit Enterprise Academy

Fordson High School

The School at Marygrove

Thurston High School

Other schools to be listed as they launch

For more information contact Citywide Poets Coordinator Justin Rogers by email or call 313-577-4601.