Thank you, John Palmer Art!

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August 28, 2013 by astephens2013

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Artist John Palmer and Writer Laurie Newendorp chat at the the Charity of the Year party honoring WITS.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the John Palmer Art Charity of the Year event honoring Writers in the Schools. What an inspirational evening, filled with beautiful poetry and artwork. WITS is grateful to John Palmer art for their support and generously selecting our organization to be the John Palmer Art Charity of the Year. If you didn’t have the chance to attend the event or purchases a WITS inspired original work of art you can contact John Palmer Art to view the paintings that are still available. Be sure to check another John Palmer original, Purple Escapism, on eBay. Proceeds will help 23,000 children and teachers experience the art of story. We cannot wait for Night WrITerS, September 11, at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop, another evening celebrating and supporting creativity! 

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Honoree Anita Kruse and Support Lisa Sheinbaum pose at the John Palmer studios in the Heights.

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Super WITS Supporters Lucy Chambers, Lizzie Fletcher, and MaryScott Hagle at the Charity of the Year event.

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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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