Join us Friday, June 10th at 6:30pm for a special performance by WITS’ Meta-Four Houston team at Barnes & Noble First Colony’s B-Fest Teen Book Festival. This special performance will be followed by Trivia Blast at 7pm, created by Penguin Teen and Random House’s First In Line, who will send one winner in every store advance reader’s… Read more »

WITS has partnered with the University of Houston-Downtown’s GDRI (Graphic Design Research Initiative) program to turn WITS students’ poetry into visual works of art! These works are on display now in the tunnel below Houston’s Downtown City Hall. This traveling visual poetry exhibition uses techniques from fields that include concrete poetry, expressive typography, and visual literature,… Read more »

Someone brought me a branch Little tiny bugs work inside like ants I felt happy when I got it So many ideas of what to build Someone brought me a branch by Sa’nia, 1st grade

My story is in my hands. My hands help me taste good food and feel soft blankets. My hands help me hear the piano and smell flowers. My hands help me see a book. My story is in my hands. by Frida, 1st grade

    Spend an evening with WITS on Thursday, June 2nd, 6-10pm for Mid Main’s First Thursday event. There will be live music, performances, art shows, tasty drinks and appetizer specials. A $5 donation will give guests access to the Art Garden and drinks from Topo Chico, St. Arnold, and Deep Eddy. Proceeds will benefit… Read more »

In the morning when the sun rises I imagine you as someone I love who has passed away. My eyes hunt for you when I am sad or mad. I cherish your lovely whiteness. You make my eyes water with happiness. I adore your fluffiness that is softer than a dog. Nothing will separate us,… Read more »

Black is the night sky while you are sleeping. Black is the sound of a crow chirping through the day. Black smells like shoes on your feet. Black feels spiky and hard, like a dinosaur’s spikes. Black tastes like steak that was burned in the oven. Black goes outside and jumps on a black horse…. Read more »

    Check out this interview with WITS Executive Director Robin Reagler in the May issue of Houston Family Magazine (pages 42-43).She talks about her passion for creative writing, storytelling, video game design, and education.

Meta-Four Houston poets Rukmini and Donald are organizing a youth slam event that will take place on May 6th. Please join us at 6 pm at Sharpstown High School in Houston.  

Oustpoken Bean motivated and inspired the students at the Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota over the weekend. Many of the students there already perform spoken word, participate in an on-campus writers’ society, and attend Dances with Words, a reservation-wide, afterschool program that holds interactive writing workshops. Outspoken Bean worked with students as part… Read more »

photo courtesy of pixabay I would sail on a wooden blue boat with a flag waving in the wind I would jump a fast-moving train whooshing over the land I would pilot a small plane over and above the clouds I would tunnel under the earth where the ants crawl I would go bravely into the great… Read more »

photo courtesy of pixabay The sky Gray But not too much so ‘is not gloomy but relaxed The wind Light For I feel it’s softly tugging at my paper But even if I let it go the paper wouldn’t Move far. The sun’s light shines dimly Through the clouds The deep green grass catches My eye with… Read more »

photo courtesy of pixabay I am Swimming Music. I am diving through the audience’s mind, putting them into a dream of wonder. I gather through the life of a harp. I glide toward the heart, filling the melody. I am a soul among water, among the things I was made for. I charge in to a sea… Read more »

Houston has installed poetry banners throughout downtown. Featured poets include our very own Executive Director, Robin Reagler, and Writers in the Schools students! As you walk through the city make sure you look up to catch the words on these beatiful banners and if you have a chance snap a picture and tag @witshouston!

Es el numero uno. Suena como mariposas, como la naturaleza, como mucha dulzura. Es el viento. Es como el color rosado, como puntos rosados, chiquitas mariposas. Y como hablo en vos baja. Se siente libre. Como estas corriendo afuera en la naturaleza, y el viento soplando, sobre ti hermosos colores de blanco, y arco iris… Read more »

photo courtesy of pixabay The air is within the forest whisper of nature branches with hope within the winds hope will rise and the forest’s fog also wishes for hope in the winds and the trees will grow that strong hope so the sun will rise with loving hope and with care By Taran, 2nd grade  … Read more »

12 truly inspired and inspiring young poets will WOW Houston this weekend at the Space City Grand Slam. The Space City Grand Slam is THIS Sunday, April 24th, 3PM at Discovery Green, sponsored by the Travelers Foundation. Join us to hear the words of 12 talented youth poets as they vie for a spot on… Read more »

photo courtesy of pixabay The sound of the beat fills my ears I can’t believe it’s from my own hands   The stars shine in my face as my fingers follow the music   The music is scarring my face with emotions by my hands are being controlled by the guitar it seems not the other way… Read more »

photo courtesy of pixabay Beauty is equal to living free in the air. You’re a horse running faster than lightning, Hitting the floor. Your feet are a hammer hitting a tube. Beauty comes from inside your heart. Someone is stealing from you, and you forgive them. Beauty is in nature. Ducks are singing, air whispering, “Relax.” Beauty… Read more »

photo courtesy of pixabay I see the sunset. The trees are blowing, and the leaves are flying. I’m lying down on a hammock. My brother is swinging with me and going back and forth, over and over. The soft silk of the hammock is like a sheep’s fur. I’m catching my breath. I see flowers bloom orange… Read more »