1. Poetry Contest for High School Students

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    April 8, 2014 by WITS Houston


      River Styx 2014 Founder’s Award The River Styx Founder’s Award is an annual poetry contest for high school students. …
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  2. Monday Morning Courage

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    April 7, 2014 by WITS Editor

    Monday Morning Courage Gaby

    Getting started today is going to take some muscles, like the kind you need to get through a triathlon. Getting …
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  3. Grab your pencil!


    April 5, 2014 by astephens2013


    Writers use words to share secrets, explore new ideas, champion a cause, connect with friends, experiment with language, argue a …
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  4. Ode to Tacos Del Julio


    April 4, 2014 by astephens2013

    Ode to Tacos Del Julio Julio

    Oh, tacos del Julio, you are the object of my nine lives! You are always hot and ready! You always …
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  5. Tennessee Song of Myself

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    April 3, 2014 by astephens2013

    Tennessee Song of Myself Kenly

    I am the dark blue river the stars in the black night the elephant rider in the night the wind …
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  6. Neptune Slam This Saturday

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    April 2, 2014 by WITS Houston


    Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Meta-Four Houston will host the Neptune Slam on Saturday, April 4th, at 11 am. …
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  7. Giraffe


    April 2, 2014 by WITS Editor

    Giraffe Lucas

    At the zoo I saw a giraffe. He was as tall as a building. I wanted to slide down his …
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Writers in the Schools (WITS)

Writers in the Schools (WITS) is the #1 arts education organization in Texas. With 80 writers and educators on staff, WITS reaches over 23,000 students a year in classrooms, community centers, museums, parks, and hospitals.

The glory of WITS is best expressed by the students--in their own words -- so this blog features essays, stories, and poems that were created by K-12 students in our program. All material (c) Writers in the Schools 2007-2013. If you wish to republish this work, please credit both the organization and the author and link back to this site. This material may not be used in commercial ventures of any kind.

Supporting WITS will help bring the pleasure and power of reading and writing to more Houston children helping to improve writing skills, build confidence, raise test scores, and enhance creativity.

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