Creative Writing Camp Highlights

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July 3, 2012 by witshouston

This year’s summer Creative Writing Camp served more than 1,000 students, the largest turnout Writers in the Schools has ever seen. Check out this slide show of the awesome 3 weeks we spent together:

2012 Creative Writing Camp Highlights from Writers in the Schools on Vimeo

Although the three-week program has ended, parents can still enroll their children at:

  • University of Houston-Downtown. One-week writing camps from June 4 through July 9 in suburban locations throughout Houston. Cost is $259 for grades 2-10 and $315 for grades 11-12.
  • Discovery Green. Free Saturday creative writing programs through August.
  • Jewish Community Center. Writing camp offered for children in grades 1-2 beginning July 23 and ending August 3. Cost is $375.

Visit http://witshouston.org/additional-summer-programs for more information.

2012 Summer Creative Writing Camp is hosted by Writers in the Schools (www.witshouston.org) and the School Literacy and Culture Project at Rice University (http://centerforeducation.rice.edu/slc/). This collaboration has been successfully reaching Houston youth for 22 years.

A huge thank you to Young Audiences of Houston (http://www.yahouston.org) for providing the wonderful visiting artists.

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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.

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