The Big Event is a Week Away!

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October 28, 2010 by jrwatson5

A Celebration of Story, benefiting Writers in the Schools (WITS) takes place next Thursday, November 4, 2010, 7 PM at the Junior League of Houston. Discounted tickets for $150 are still available for a limited time, so reserve your seats now. Jeannette Walls will tell why she wrote  her best-selling memoir The Glass Castle, an Amazon “Top 10 Book of the Decade” currently in movie production by Paramount. A book sale and signing will follow the program courtesy of Brazos Bookstore.

WITS will proudly present the  “Founder’s Award” to Mayor Annise Parker for her advocacy in education. Proceeds will help WITS serve more than 20,000 students in schools, community centers, hospitals and homeless shelters. Join us for an inspirational evening and help us further creative writing programming for the exceptional students empowered by WITS each year.

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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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