Citywide Poets presents The Cypher. Hosted by InsideOut Literary Arts Project, the written and spoken word performance is Saturday, Jan. 6 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, beginning at 2 p.m.
Citywide Poets is a literary community for young people who participate in intensive artistic mentorship, publication, and performance opportunities to explore their lives through the written and spoken word, as they compete head-to-head for the title of hip-hop supremacy. Featuring renown Detroit emcees as judges, the young artists will engage in a 3-round tournament, putting their written, freestyle, and crowd-moving skills to the test in this family-friendly event. The event will culminate with an informal cypher where audience members will be invited to pick up the mic.