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.

Learn about Citwide Poets Summer Edition here!

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.

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Citywide Poets sites for Summer 2019  include:

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

Detroit Public Library, Main Branch
5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
2 – 4 PM on Thursdays in the Explorers Room (June 20 – August 29th)

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

TBD for 2019/20 School Year!
For more information contact Citywide Poets Coordinator Justin Rogers by email or call 313-577-4601.