October: National Arts and Humanities Month

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October 13, 2011 by WITS Editor

National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) is a coast-to-coast celebration of culture in America. Held every October and coordinated by Americans for the Arts, NAHM is the largest celebration of the arts and humanities in the nation.

President Obama issued a White House proclamation that states that “we must recognize the contributions of the arts and humanities not only by supporting the artists of today, but  also by giving opportunities to the creative thinkers of tomorrow.”

Writers in the Schools (WITS) understands the power of developing imaginations through arts education. We do it everyday in schools across the city.  We even do it on the weekends!  So, bring your “creative thinkers of tomorrow” to Discovery Green any Saturday in October, 10:30-11:30 AM, to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month. WITS teams up with Houston Public Library (HPL) Express and Discovery Green to provide Houston’s only year-around free and open writing workshop for children. See you there!

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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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