Category Archives: poetry

  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. Monday Morning Courage

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    April 7, 2014 by WITS Editor

    Getting started today is going to take some muscles, like the kind you need to get through a triathlon. Getting …
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  3. 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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  4. Giraffe

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    April 2, 2014 by WITS Editor

    At the zoo I saw a giraffe. He was as tall as a building. I wanted to slide down his …
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  5. Silver

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    April 1, 2014 by WITS Houston

    You are the feeling of the moon’s soft beams that light up the starry night. You are the sliver of …
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  6. 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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  7. 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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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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