Grab your pencil!


April 5, 2014 by astephens2013

Writers use words to share secrets, explore new ideas, champion a cause, connect with friends, experiment with language, argue a case, describe their feelings, entertain themselves, and more!

Read This:


Now Try This:

List some reasons that YOU write.  After you have a list, pick your favorite reason and expand on it. Turn it into a poem with concrete imagery. For example, you might say:

I write poems

because I love

to play with


orange leaves

flitting through the air,

arranging themselves

in never-ending


Once you write your own poem, you can share your poem on Instagram with the hash tag #WhereWordsFly.  Just take a photo of it, and include WITS in the post, tag it @WITSHouston.


One thought on “Grab your pencil!

  1. Madihahanif eco says:

    i bear all of his bad habites because i love them i wrote poetry because someone live in my mind i sleep all tim because i have many dreams i hate lie because every person hate lie i prey to god because someone need my prayers.

    On Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 7:01 PM, The WITS Blog

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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.

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