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Every year in April, WITS celebrates National Poetry Month with a campaign called A Poem A Day. During the month of April WITS offers one poem written by a WITS student for every day. The poems are distributed through posts on our blog. To receive “A Poem A Day” via email please sign up here.
With A Poem A Day, WITS shares the work of our talented students with the community while providing educational outreach to schools and parents. Schools are provided with poems to read over the intercom during morning announcements or to individual classes, prompting discussion and sharing the importance of poetry with children. Schools and individuals also receive a poetry guide filled with fun ways to encourage children to write.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with WITS this April. You can celebrate the creativity of a child every day by visiting the WITS blog. This outreach program is supported by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
How can I participate?
Last year WITS shared poems by children with tens of thousands of participants. Simply click here to sign up to receive A Poem A Day via email, write to email@example.com, or call 713-523-3877. You will get a new poem every day as well as a resource guide with tips on sharing poetry with the children in your life.
How can my school participate?
Last year, educators across Houston and around the nation signed up to receive A Poem A Day and share the poems with their students through daily reading and discussion or over the morning announcements. Teachers and administrators may sign up to receive the poems via e-mail by clicking here, writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 713-523-3877 and providing their e-mail address. You will also receive a poetry resource guide filled with ways that you can promote poetry and writing year-round.
How can my business participate?
WITS is currently seeking local businesses that would like to support poetry in the community by distributing poetry bookmarks to their customers. If you are interested, please contact us at email@example.com or 713-523-3877. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your customers that you are involved in the community and support writing and the arts. And it's free!
Poem a Day is made possible in part by H-E-B Tournament of Champions, Copy.com, The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and KPFT.