Calling Houston’s Youth Poets: Space City Slam!

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March 19, 2013 by WITS Editor

witsslamback8.5x5.5finalwitsslam8.5x5.5final.inddCalling all teen poets and writers! Share your words through the Writers in the Schools (WITS) Meta-Four Houston performance poetry program:

• All youth ages 13-19 are invited to compete in the Space City Slam.
• The winners from the first four slams will compete in the Grand Slam for the chance to represent Houston in the 
Brave New Voices International Festival in Chicago (August 2013).

Space City Slam Series

March 22 (Fri) – Mercury Slam ) @ Hope Stone 7-9pm

April 6 (Sat) – Mars Slam @ HPL Central Library 10-12pm

April 26 (Fri) – Saturn Slam  @ Hope Stone 7-9pm

May 4 (Sat) – Pluto Wild-card Slam @ HPL Heights Neigborhood Library 10am-12ppm

May 11 (Sat) – Space City Grand Slam* @ HPL Central Library 10am-12pm

*Part of Houston’s Art Car Parade

Writers in the Schools also offers free after school writing workshops for youth ages 13-19:
• Mondays @McGovern-Stella Link and Heights Neighborhood Libraries
• Wednesdays @Smith Neighborhood Library
• Thursdays @Carnegie Neighborhood Library
• No registration is required, and walk-ins are welcome.
• Call 713-523-3877 or visit for more information.


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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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