About WITS

Writers in the Schools (WITS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that engages children in the pleasure and power of reading and writing. WITS writers work in year-long programs in over 350 classrooms in order to help students develop their creative and analytical thinking skills.

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Although our focus is on at-risk inner city students, we also offer workshops in art museums, hospitals, community centers, private schools, and juvenile detention centers. Every summer WITS offers tuition-based summer camps for kids. WITS Houston is the lead organization of the WITS Alliance, an international consortium of WITS-type programs.

The WITS blog publishes poems, stories, essays, and art by students who participate in the program.

To contact WITS, email us at this address:  mail (at) witshouston.org.

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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