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  1. 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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  2. Meet New WITS Writer Chris Cander!

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    October 5, 2012 by witshouston

    Chris Cander is a novelist, children’s book author and freelance writer whose work has appeared in a wide variety of national …
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  3. Meet New WITS Writer Terry Portillo

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    September 17, 2012 by witshouston

    Terry Portillo lives at the southern tip of Tornado Alley, with her husband, her horse, a donkey, two cats, a motley …
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  4. Exciting Year Ahead

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    August 30, 2012 by witshouston

    With 80 writers on our roster, we are excited about the new school year and community projects and partnerships that …
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  5. Creative Writing Camp Connects to Houston Arts and Culture

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    July 9, 2012 by witshouston

    In an ongoing effort to enrich creative writing through an integration of literacy and art, students at our Creative Writing …
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  6. As a Matter of Fact

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    June 20, 2012 by WITS Editor

    (Inspired by Dr. Seuss) As a matter of fact I usually have tact But today’s not the day to pretend …
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  7. WITS Writers Head Back to School

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    August 22, 2011 by jrwatson5

    WITS  welcomes new and returning writers to the 2011-2012 school year with two exciting afternoons of training on Friday, August …
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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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