Category Archives: education

  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. Ode to Tacos Del Julio

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    April 4, 2014 by astephens2013

    Oh, tacos del Julio, you are the object of my nine lives! You are always hot and ready! You always …
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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. Saturn Slam: March 28th @ 7 PM

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    March 24, 2014 by WITS Editor

    The Meta-Four poetry slam preliminaries are for ages 13-19. There are two remaining slams before the Grand Slam! Winners will …
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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. It’s YOUR Fault

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    March 18, 2014 by WITS Editor

    Swoosh! I was running like the wind with my arms spread out like a bird when I suddenly went splat! …
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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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