Creative Writing Camp Starts Today!

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June 11, 2012 by WITS Editor

Today is the first day of Creative Writing Camp, a collaboration of Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Rice University’s School Culture and Literacy Program.  On 6 different campuses across the Houston metropolitan area, children are picking up pencils and starting a journey of the imagination that will last for the next 3 weeks.

Over one thousand boys and girls, ages 5-18, will write poems, stories, and essays about everything from cherry blossoms to dim sum to bucking broncos.  They will dig deep into their personal experiences and share what matters most to them.

Visit our blog again this week to read a writer’s and a teacher’s perspective on the first day of camp.  We also will post work by children enrolled in camp, so tune in often during the next 3 weeks.  Happy Writing!

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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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