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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

Scholarships for Teachers and Librarians

The Key West Literary Seminar will offer up to twenty (20) full scholarships to their annual conference in January 2018. The theme of the seminar will be Writers of the … Continue reading

March 15, 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

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

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

Tina Cane Appointed Poet Laureate of Rhode Island

Tina Cane, the Founder and Director of Writers in the Schools RI, has been appointed the new Rhode Island Poet Laureate. Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo said in her announcement: Tina … Continue reading

November 7, 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 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

Artists Make Awesome Teachers

WITS Alliance Member Organization Community Word Project  presents: The Business of Teaching Artistry: A Panel on Professionalism hosted by Community-Word Project’s Teaching Artist Training & Internship Program (TATIP) April 11th … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Summer Workshop for Advanced Teaching Artists in NYC

Summer Institute 5.0 For Advanced Teaching Artists Teaching Social Justice:  Current Events through Art, Inquiry and Reflection July 23-25, 2015 in New York City   Summer Institute is a three-day … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Countdown to #AWP2017

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

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