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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

Teach It to the Moon and Back

Peter Markus, senior writer with WITS Alliance member organization, InsideOut Literary Arts Project of Detroit, has a featured lesson plan in this month’s Teachers & Writers Magazine. Markus (aka Mr. … Continue reading

December 26, 2016 · 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

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

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

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

WritersCorps Live in the City by the Bay

On March 7, 2013, WritersCorps and the Contemporary Jewish Museum joined forces for the third year to present WritersCorps Live at the CJM, featuring award-winning author Tamim Ansary, along with WritersCorps … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Countdown to #AWP2017

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

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