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July 19, 2012 by witshouston

Along with three other Houston writers, WITS writer Melanie Malinowski will be reading at 14 Pews TONIGHT,  July 19, at 7 pm.  Melanie will be reading from her recently published essay “Stone Cold Fox” about her obsession with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. 14 Pews is located in the Heights at 800 Aurora.

WITS Writer Melanie Malinowski

Get to know a WITS Writer: 

Fiction writer Melanie J. Malinowski received her PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston. She holds an MA in English from the University of New Mexico and a BA in English from Pennsylvania State University. Melanie has taught writing throughout Houston to elementary, middle, and high school students and has worked with children at Texas Children’s Hospital. She lives in Houston with her daughter Echo and her dog Jezebel.
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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.

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