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Poet Ross Gay Visits Young Arizona Writers

The University of Arizona Poetry Center’s Writing the Community program recently hosted National Book Critics Circle Award Winner Ross Gay at Borton Magnet School. Read more about this interdisciplinary project, … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

WITS Houston Hosts Danez Smith

This weekend WITS and Meta-four Houston held a free youth slam workshop with Danez Smith at The Pilot on Navigation. Post-rain, students poured into The Pilot’s theater space to hear … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

WITS Alliance Events at #AWP17 in DC

WITS Alliance AWP 2017 Schedule Washington, D.C. Booth #202 Wednesday, February 8 AWP 50th Anniversary Gala 5:30 p.m. Independence Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis   Thursday, February 9 Dr. STE(A)M-Love, … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tina Cane Appointed Poet Laureate of Rhode Island

Tina Cane, the Founder and Director of Writers in the Schools RI, has been appointed the new Rhode Island Poet Laureate. Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo said in her announcement: Tina … Continue reading

November 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Indiegogo Campaign for Words Within the Walls

WITS Alliance member program WritersCorps in San Francisco has just launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to produce a book specifically for incarcerated youth. Full funding will support both publication and … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a 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

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

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

Summer Institute for Advanced Teaching Artists

  Save the dates: July 19, 22 + 23, 2013! Apply by June 5, 2013 Summer Institute is a three-day intensive workshop conducted by Community-Word Project for creative writers, visual artists, musicians, dancers … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

WITS Alliance Goes to Boston

WITS Alliance Schedule of Events AWP 2013 in Boston Hynes Convention Center WITS Alliance Booth # 210 Wednesday, March 6 WITS AWP Day of Service 12:00-4:00 p.m. WITS Alliance Membership … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

So, You Want to Become a Writer in the Schools?

Join us at the 2013 AWP Conference in Boston, March 6-9. Here is a list of the Writers in the Schools (WITS) Alliance events this year. WITS Alliance Schedule of … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

WritersCorps Rocks Litquake

WritersCorps, a WITS Alliance organization in San Francisco, was thrilled to be a part of Litquake again this year, the annual literary festival that brings hundreds of writers and thousands of literature lovers … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Countdown to #AWP2017

AWP Conference in Washington DCFebruary 8th, 2017
AWP Conference Begins!

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