Category Archives: WITS

  1. 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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  2. About That

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    March 17, 2014 by WITS Editor

    About that…I’m really sorry I never meant to hurt your feelings My mouth got ahead of me I didn’t think, …
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  3. 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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  4. Spring Forward

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    March 11, 2014 by WITS Editor

    Skip like a new-born goat Run like a little colt Jump like a baby frog Leap like a fresh cricket …
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  5. 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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  6. Beautiful Dress

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    March 4, 2014 by WITS Editor

    I want to wear a beautiful dress oh, so beautiful, a pure, deep purple robe that touches to my feet, …
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  7. Meta-Four Prelim Slam: Come Perform, Come Cheer!

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    February 27, 2014 by WITS Editor

    Who: YOU! What: Teen Poetry Slam When: Friday night, Feb. 28th Where: Hope Stone (1210 W Clay St. #26, Houston, …
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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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