It’s Celebration Time!

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November 2, 2010 by jrwatson5

The WITS Celebration of Story is just a few days away! We hope you’ll join us in what will be our most memorable evening yet as we honor Mayor Annise Parker and feature best-selling author Jeannette Walls. Proceeds from the event  will support creative writing programs for under-served Houston children.

WITS has been engaging students in the pleasure and power of reading and writing since 1983. Thank you for helping us to bring the joy of writing to the children who need it most. For just $50, you can give the gift of WITS to a Houston child for an entire year.

WITS would like to extend a special thanks to major sponsors, who have made this event possible through their generous support :

Poet Laureate

Shell Houston Open

Newbery Medalists

H-E-B Tournament of Champions

Sysco Corporation

Wells Fargo

NY Times Best-sellers

Baxter International Inc.

Continental Airlines – the official airline of A Celebration of Story

Christine Baranski Cowles & Matthew Cowles

Nancy & Joe Ford

Christina Gonzalez

Lenora Noroski & Frank Inselbuch

King & Spalding LLP

Xavier Peña

Vinson & Elkins LLP

WITS Writers Award

Emily Pipkin Blackwell & James Blackwell

CenterPoint Energy

Jennifer Langdon & Joe Crownover

Jim and Jenny Elkins Family Fund

Beth & Quentin Haag


Isabel & Christopher Murphy

Susan and Tom Scotty

Texas Medical Center Orchestra


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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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