A Major WITS Thank You to John Palmer Art

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November 21, 2013 by WITS Houston

Being named the John Palmer Art Charity of the Year 2013 has been a wonderful experience for Writers in the Schools (WITS). The culmination of the year was the auction of John’s painting “Purple Escapism” at the Celebration of Story event for $5,000. Being John’s Charity of the Year is much more than donations (totaling nearly $10,000) however. It has been a year of partnership, innovation, cross-marketing, and lasting friendship. Thanks, John Palmer and Ryan Lindsay, for an awesome collaboration!

p5009For more information, read the press release here.

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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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