Can Writing Matter? Creative Writing as Calling and Craft

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January 3, 2014 by WITS Editor

Writers in the Schools (WITS) will be presenting three workshops at the Second Annual HBU Writers’ Conference.

See information below from the HBU website to register for this inspirational event!

Can Writing Matter? Creative Writing as Calling and Craft

January 31 and February 1, 2014
Houston Baptist University

Dana GioiaCome join former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Dana Gioia; acclaimed graphic novelist, videogame creator and screenwriter, Doug TenNapel; award-winning bluegrass songwriter, Jason Harrod; an award-winning novelist; professional editors and published authors; leaders of the Gulf Coast Federation of Writers; Houston-area journal and magazine editors; and a host of accomplished university faculty with a range and wealth of writing experience at HBU’s second annual Writers’ Conference.

Keynote Address, Dana Gioia:
Friday, January 31, 7:30 pm,
at Belin Chapel
on the campus of Houston Baptist University
FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

Registration:

General admission is $30 and includes lunch on Saturday. Register now!

Family Admission is $30.  Inquire about discounted family rates.

HBU students, staff and faculty admission is free with the option to purchase lunch at the event. Please register with your HuskyNet UserID.

Individuals are responsible to reserve their own accommodations. Please see the Hotel Information link for more information.

Click here for the complete Conference Schedule.

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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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