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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

Applause for the Meta-Four 2013 Team!

Originally posted on The WITS Blog:
Houston, we have a team! After competing at Space City Slam in a series of six poetry competitions, six young poets were chosen to…

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

WritersCorps Announces Winners in Poetry Video Competition

On Saturday, April 13, WritersCorps held the third annual Poetry Projection Project, a festival of short films inspired by youth poems, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Poetry Projection Project … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

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

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

Teachers and Writers Launches the Digital Resource Center

The WITS Alliance welcomes the very much needed Digital Resource Center to the Internet. It is an online repository of lesson plans designed by writers for teachers and writers. Access … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Congratulations, Portland WITS!

Congratulations to Literary Arts, the home of Portland Writers in the Schools (WITS), for winning the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Creative Leadership Award. Only four nonprofits in the Northwest received … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · 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

Poet Dean Young Visits WITS – Seattle

Students at the Hutch School had a visitor last week. Through the Seattle Writers in the Schools program, prize-winning poet Dean Young stopped by and did some writing with the … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 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

Symposium for Writers in September

California Poets in the Schools will host its 48th annual Writing and Teaching Symposium on September 14th – 15th in Petaluma. Camille Dungy will be the featured presenter. The weekend … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Countdown to #AWP2017

AWP Conference in Washington DCFebruary 8th, 2017
68 days to go.

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