Creative Writing Camp is Going Global

From visiting Mars to exploring the depth of the inner ear, there is no limit to the places Creative Writing Camp (CWC) Online can take your students!

Join Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Rice University online this summer and explore the wonderful world of creative writing. With a clear learning focus and innovative lessons, CWC Online activities are student-centered, rigorous, and most of all– fun! Each camp day, professional teachers and authors will engage with K-12 students in a virtual setting, offering participants artistic mentorship as well as academic support. Following best practices for online learning, CWC Online camp days will include:

  • fun community building activities
  • live sessions where students can interact with instructors and classmates
  • small group sessions and creative projects 
  • independent writing and art projects
  • recorded sessions where students can learn at their own pace
  • one-on-one conferencing with instructor(s)
  • virtual field trips

Parents can expect their children to partake in the same quality educational summer experience that Rice and WITS have consistently provided at CWC for three decades. Through CWC Online, young writers learn that their voices are powerful and their stories matter. 

To ensure student safety, CWC Online will be hosted on Canvas, a secure platform supported by Rice University through Google Chrome.

Registration is now open! You can register your student today on the WITS Houston website.

Creative Writing Camp Connects to Houston Arts and Culture

The WITS Blog

In an ongoing effort to enrich creative writing through an integration of literacy and art, students at our Creative Writing Camp took field trips to iconic Houston art and cultural centers including The Menil Collection, Rice University, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. On these tours, they experienced and wrote about public art pieces, including James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” and Jaume Plensa’s popular “Mirror.” Younger writers in grades K-2 were visited in the classroom by artists, including contemporary dancers and drummers, who help students find beauty and unexpected inspiration in art and culture. “Children are most stimulated by the things and activities that surround them,” said Robin Reagler, Writers in the Schools Executive Director. “Through the experience of seeing, touching and hearing art firsthand, our camp shows students that their writing is art and their words are powerful.”

Jameelah Lang, a second-year WITS writer goes on to say: “I continue to…

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