Category Archives: student writing contest

  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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  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. Kids Are Authors Writing Contest Deadline is March 15, 2014

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    March 12, 2014 by WITS Editor

    Scholastic Books sponsors an annual writing contest for students, and the deadline is very soon! Here is the overview from …
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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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