Category Archives: Houston

  1. 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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  2. April is National Poetry Month!

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    March 31, 2014 by astephens2013

    Tomorrow is the start of A Poem a Day, a month-long celebration of poetry by Houston children. Each weekday we will send out a poem …
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  3. WITS Students Perform with Meta-Four Houston

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    March 28, 2014 by WITS Editor

    WITS students from Kashmere Gardens Elementary and Meta-Four Houston will participate in the Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival this Saturday, March …
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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. 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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  6. Amazing Student Poems That Welcome Spring

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    March 13, 2014 by WITS Editor

    It’s finally spring. Here are some WITS student poems that celebrate the new season: Spring Where Spring Went Reasha’s Song …
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  7. Calling All Rappers: Qualify for the Houston Youth Poetry Team

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    March 5, 2014 by WITS Editor

    For young people (ages 13-19), if you want to make the Houston slam team, you must compete in one of …
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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.

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