Category Archives: contest

  1. Poetry Contest for High School Students

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    April 8, 2014 by WITS Houston

      River Styx 2014 Founder’s Award The River Styx Founder’s Award is an annual poetry contest for high school students. …
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  2. Neptune Slam This Saturday

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    April 2, 2014 by WITS Houston

    Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Meta-Four Houston will host the Neptune Slam on Saturday, April 4th, at 11 am. …
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  3. Poet-to-Poet Project

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    March 28, 2014 by WITS Editor

    Calling all poets in grades 3-12! Below is an exciting opportunity from our friends at Poets.org: For National Poetry Month 2014, …
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  4. CUPSI Reflection by Joshua Nguyen, Meta-Four Alum 2008-2012

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    March 25, 2014 by WITS Houston

    Tuesday, March 11th My team, UT Spitshine, left the Austin Airport at about 10 am. I brought a poetry book …
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  5. Apply Today for Teen Creative Writing Residency

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    March 22, 2014 by WITS Editor

    Wonderful opportunity for teen writers through the Atlantic Center for the Arts! Program Dates: July 20 – August 2, 2014    (APPLICATION DEADLINE March 28, 2014) …
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  6. Radiant Peace Writing Awards

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    March 19, 2014 by WITS Houston

    Students in grades K-12 may enter their writing in the 2014 Radiant Peace Education Awards. Complete information can be found …
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  7. Slam Season Begins in Houston

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    March 14, 2014 by WITS Editor

    The three youth poetry slams have produced 9 spoken word poets who will proceed to the Space City Grand Slam …
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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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