Saturday, February 4 & Saturday, February 18 | 9AM – 12PM
$100 / participant
6 hours G/T credit
WITS is excited to offer a new writing workshop series for K-12 educators. Join us for our first two-part writing on location adventure.
Work with a professional writer
Write on location in response to some of the Fourth Ward’s most interestingly complex historical markers
Create multi-media projects that interweave private and public histories
Discuss classroom applications
In this writing workshop for educators, participants will write on location in response to some of the Fourth Ward’s most interestingly complex historical markers: the skeleton of a neighborhood church, streets paved in brick by freed slaves, shotgun houses, and the city’s first African-American school. At each we will consider how the story of the space has been written and/or revised over time, drawing connections—through writing, photographs, and discussion—between our personal stories as Houstonians and the city’s. We will then create multimodal projects that interweave private and public histories to present a nuanced view of our collective memory.