WITS Alliance, Chicago-Bound!

reception-invite-209-jpegThe WITS Alliance is sponsoring a program strand of the AWP Conference in Chicago on Feb. 10-14, 2009.  Here is the 2009  WITS Alliance Schedule of Events at AWP:

Wednesday, February 11

· 12-5 PM: Set up WITSA booth #218 Hilton Chicago, Southeast Hall, lower level

· 4:30–5:45 PM: WITS Membership Meeting—Private Dining Room, 3rd Floor

· 6:30—8:30 PM: Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 12

· 9:00–10:15 AM Panel: My Voice, Wide as the Sun: Preparing to Teach Creative Writing in K–12 Classrooms—Lake Ontario, 8th Floor

· 1:30–2:45 PM Panel: From the Ground Up, Developing a Writers-in-the-Schools Program at Your College—Joliet, 3rd Floor

· 7:00–8:00 PM: WITS Alliance Reception—Marquette, 3rd Floor

Friday, February 13

· 12:00 – 1:15 PM Panel: Building Online Literary Communities: An Overview and Case Studies –Boulevard Room A, B, C, 2nd Floor

Saturday, February 14

· 9:00–10:15 AM Panel: A Room of One’s Own: Student Writing Centers—International Ballroom South, 2nd Floor

· 10:30 – 12 noon Panel: Writing Helps Kids…But Can You Prove It? Private Dining Room 4, 3rd floor

· 4:30–5:45 PM Panel: Best Practices: Teaching Expressive Writing with Hospital Populations—Astoria, 3rd Floor

· 6:00 PM Dismantle booth at bookfair

To learn more about the WITS Alliance , contact Robin Reagler via email at  rreagler (at) witshouston.org.

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WITS Alliance Schedule of Events at AWP Chicago

wits_alliance_color2The WITS Alliance is sponsoring a program strand of the AWP Conference in Chicago on Feb. 10-14, 2009.  Here is the line-up of events:

Wednesday, February 11

·         4:30–5:45 PM: WITS Membership Meeting—Private Dining Room, 3rd Floor (nonmembers are welcome)

.         6:30-8 PM: WITS Alliance Steering Committee Meeting

 

Thursday, February 12

·         9:00–10:15 AM Panel: My Voice, Wide as the Sun: Preparing to Teach Creative Writing in K–12 Classrooms—Lake Ontario, 8th Floor

·         1:30–2:45 PM Panel: From the Ground Up, Developing a Writers-in-the-Schools Program at Your College—Joliet, 3rd Floor

·         7:00–8:00 PM: WITS Alliance Reception—Marquette, 3rd Floor

 

Friday, February 13

·         12:00–1:15 PM Panel: Building Online Literary Communities: An Overview and Case Studies—Boulevard Room A, B, C, 2nd Floor

 

Saturday, February 14

·         9:00–10:15 AM Panel: A Room of One’s Own: Student Writing Centers—International Ballroom South, 2nd Floor

·       10:30 – 12 noon Panel: Writing Helps Kids…But Can You Prove It?  Private Dining Room 4, 3rd floor

  • 4:30–5:45 PM Panel: Best Practices: Teaching Expressive Writing with Hospital Populations—Astoria, 3rd Floor

To learn more about the WITS Alliance at the AWP Conference, visit booth # 218 of the book fair–Hilton Chicago, Southeast Hall, Lower Level. 

AWP Registration is Open

wits_alliance_color2If you are interested in starting a Writers in the Schools (WITS) program, a great place to learn more and meet allies in this field will be at the AWP Conference in Chicago.  Click here to get more information and here to register for the conference.  WITS Alliance members get the “AWP Member” registration rate.

In addition to the WITS content (panels, membership meeting, reception), you will have a chance to hear readings and talks by authors such as Art Spiegelman, ZZ Packer, Lucille Clifton, Kwame Dawes, Wang Ping, Tomaz Salamun, and many others.

WITS Alliance at the 2009 AWP Conference

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The WITS Alliance will be a literary sponsor of the Associated Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference this year, offering six panels, a general meeting for members and wannabes, and a reception. If you are interested in setting up a Writers in the Schools (WITS) program in your area, you may want to consider attending the AWP Conference this year.  It will take place February 10-14 in Chicago. Stay tuned to this blog for more detailed information.