Cassidy Howard

“Poets look at the world in a completely different way than anybody else ever looks at the world, and I believe everybody should look at the world like a poet does.”  As a high school student, Cassidy Howard experienced InsideOut front multiple angles. A [...]


“To feel that somebody enjoys reading and getting inspired by the things that I made is awesome. I feel like an author now.” 10-year-old Yareli, a student in our Writer-in-Residence program, recently saw her own writing on a billboard in Corktown as part of [...]

Talitha Johnson

"InsideOut was a launching pad for a lot of my career." Talitha Johnson was a student at Detroit’s Mackenzie High in 2000 when InsideOut’s Writer-in-Residence program came into her life. Today she is a Marketing Manager at the Detroit Regional Partnership, a regional economic [...]


“My time with InsideOut gave me a voice. It helped me to see a talent in myself that I didn’t know I had.” Jorge in 2006, during his years with InsideOut at Southwestern High School. Former InsideOut student Jorge Lopez began writing [...]