The WITS Alliance

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Free Resources for Writing Teachers

The web makes searching for teaching ideas easy, but there’s SO MUCH out there. If you’re keen on teaching the WITS way, check out the Digital Resource Center. It was … Continue reading

October 19, 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

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

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

Little Kids Write about the Big Apple

The book is out!  A POEM AS BIG AS NEW YORK CITY, a collaborative work by the talented students of Teachers & Writers Collaborative, hit the stores this month. With … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

What Matters Most?

In fall 2012, Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T & W) will launch a searchable Digital Resource Center (DRC) on theirr website. Initially drawing on material from T&W’s 45 years of … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Poetry Circus: Joanna Fuhrman on Teaching Kenneth Koch

WITS Alliance member organization Teachers & Writers Collaborative publishes an outstanding periodical called Teachers & Writers Magazine. Check out a fun essay by Joanna Fuhrman on teaching the poetry of … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

How to Become a Writer in your Community

Our British friends at NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education) have published an e-book about how to become a writer in your community. The e-book, Getting Started as a … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Report from AWP Chicago

We had a great time at AWP 2012. Thanks for your enthusiasm about the Writers in the Schools movement. We loved seeing you at the WITS booth, at our panels, and … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Renee Watson Guest Stars in H-Town

On August 26th, and 27th, Renee Watson, author, actress, and teaching artist for Community Word Project, led a a series of workshops with the theme, Talking Back to the World: Empowering Students to … Continue reading

September 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

Countdown to #AWP2017

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