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Job Opening with WITS in Portland, Oregon

The WITS Program in Portland, Oregon, is hiring a new Director of Youth Programs. It’s a full-time position, and you can click here to learn more about it.  Here is … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

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 Portland Expands to Underserved Schools

WITS Alliance member, Literary Arts, in Portland, Oregon, has expanded residencies to the schools in East County, serving students who have historically been underserved. Gresham High School participated with a … Continue reading

December 29, 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

Let Your Voice Be Heard

The Young Writers Project in Vermont publishes The Voice for young writers, photographers, and visual artists in middle and high school. For students to get involved, first open an account on youngwritersproject.org. Join … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

Countdown to #AWP2017

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

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