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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Countdown to #AWP2017

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

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