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Teaching Artists, Get Advanced Training in NYC

Check out this summer training opportunity for Teaching Artists offered by Community Word Project, a member of the WITS Alliance. Scholarships are available.   APPLICATION APPLICATION GUIDELINES For more information go … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Where To Be at #AWP14

If you want to learn all about Writers in the Schools (WITS) opportunities across the US and abroad, please join us at the annual #AWP14, the Conference. This year it … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

New Book Makes Strong Case for Writers in Schools Programs

Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in January 2014, Terry Ann Thaxton’s book Creative Writing in the Community makes a powerful statement in favor of the expansion of Writers-in-Schools programs. Here’s some of … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Get WITS at AWP 2014 in Seattle

If you want to learn more about Writers in the Schools (WITS) programs, please join us at the annual AWP Conference. This year it will take place in Seattle starting … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

US Poet Laureate Visits WITS Program in Detroit

PBS NewHour is doing a series of stories about poetry in America led by the U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway. Correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports on Natasha’s visit to WITS Alliance … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Free Resources for Teaching Poetry in the Schools

Teaching poetry can be tricky. Here are some great links that may help. Teachers & Writers Collaborative – Check out the Digital Resource Library The Poetry Foundation has articles,  free … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

WITS Leadership Position Open in San Francisco

The Center for the Art of Translation in San Francisco seeks a qualified visionary and passionate professional to be its next Executive Director. Here is the official announcement: About the … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fellowships for Emerging Writers

The deadline to apply for a fellowship to the Key West Literary Seminar is September 30th , 2013. Here is more information from their site: Presented annually, the Joyce Horton … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Poet as Pilgrim in Progress

This month’s issue of Poets & Writers features a story about Crystal Hoffman, a poet/pilgrim who is traversing the US on foot. As she mozies her 3,000 mile journey, she … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Annual Teaching and Poetry Symposium in August

The 2013 CPITS TEACHING AND POETRY SYMPOSIUM will take place at the  Casa de Maria Retreat Center, Santa Barbara, August 23-24-25, 2013. Workshops will be led by award-winning poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Applause for the Meta-Four 2013 Team!

Originally posted on The WITS Blog:
Houston, we have a team! After competing at Space City Slam in a series of six poetry competitions, six young poets were chosen to…

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

WritersCorps Announces Winners in Poetry Video Competition

On Saturday, April 13, WritersCorps held the third annual Poetry Projection Project, a festival of short films inspired by youth poems, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Poetry Projection Project … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Countdown to AWP 2015

AWP Conference in MinneapolisApril 8th, 2015
7 months to go.

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