Beautiful Dress

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I want to wear a beautiful dress oh, so beautiful, a pure, deep purple robe that touches to my feet, that makes everyone look my way. I would cherish that dress like a sister. I would if I had a purple dress. By Nola, 3rd grade

Inprint Presents Author Susan Cooper on Sunday, March 2nd!

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Meet the author! SUSAN COOPER Sunday, March 2, 2014 3 pm (doors open at 2:30 pm) Johnston Middle School 10410 Manhattan Drive Free For details click here Inprint invites everyone to enjoy an afternoon with bestselling children’s author Susan Cooper. Ms. Cooper will present her new book Ghost Hawk (for ages 10 and up), take questions from the audience,… Read more »

My Mom

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My mom teaches me all kinds of stuff like how to make fried chicken that everyone in the world will gobble up and how to iron pleats in a skirt (!) and fold those weird sheets with no corners and how to ignore the annoying haters. She teaches me how to study for a test and… Read more »

Going Dark: A Play by WITS Writer Elizabeth Keel

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Please join us in supporting WITS Writer Elizabeth Keel, whose play will be performed by This Is Water Theatre Company, the first professional ensemble theatre company in Bryan/College Station, Texas. Below is the press release for her play. GOING DARK By Elizabeth Keel In a world much like our own, there exist Empathologists: people so finely tuned… Read more »

I Wonder

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Who knows when the rain is coming? What in the world are you doing? Where do birds go in winter? And when are you coming back? How much money does a flying car cost? Does Mars have aliens? How many aliens are in space? Why does the rain cool? Why am I not sitting with… Read more »

Climb Up the Mountain

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I climb up the mountain all the time. I see all the clouds, and I peek at the rain. Where it snows every day, untamed and unpredicted. I want to jump down this mountain with glee, visit a place I could always be, and maybe glide down a hillside, to where wild things play and… Read more »

World Premiere of Bound

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WITS Associate Director Bao-Long Chu has written an acclaimed libretto that will be performed on February 15 and 16 in collaboration with the Houston Grand Opera and the Asia Society Texas Center. Bound, inspired by a true story, is about a Vietnamese girl who is struggling to come to terms with her family’s past and her own… Read more »

Memoir and Memory: An Evening with David MacLean

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Former WITS Writer David Stuart MacLean will discuss and sign “The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia” on Friday at 7pm at Brazos Bookstore. While MacLean earned a Ph.D. from the University of Houston and co-founded Houston’s award-winning Poison Pen Reading Series, he also taught for Writers in the Schools. For… Read more »

Houston Writeathon

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Spread the word about the Houston Writeathon, organized by Hannah Young, Bruce Haupt, and Jeff Reichman. Here’s what they have have to say: We’ve never done anything like this before. We’re bringing together a bunch of writers, designers, and public servants who want to improve government communication. From copywriting to infographics to data visualization, there’s… Read more »

Pencil & Paper

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All I need is pencil & paper I’ve got all the rest inside my head crammed up in here like balled up paper. By Tyrone, 8th grade

National Haiku Writing Month

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National Haiku Writing Month is February! Please see the info below from Michael Dylan Welch at NaHaiWriMo! Have you written a haiku yet today? How about every day throughout the month of February? February is National Haiku Writing Month, also known as NaHaiWriMo — the shortest month for the shortest genre of poetry. The goal… Read more »

Rain, Rain, Rain

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  Rain, rain, rain sprinkles down so softly sounds like fingers softly touching the stained glass windows   watch, watch, watch the rain trickle down the window   run, run, run out of the house to feel the rain slip down my dark brown hair   but rain, rain, rain what I love about rain… Read more »

Public Poetry Reading on Saturday!

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Run to the library! It’s Public Poetry! This Saturday, February 1st, WITS writers will be reading their work at the Park Place Regional Library at 2 PM. Come listen to the words of Kay Cosgrove, Peter B. Hyland, David Tomas Martinez, Lupe Mendez, and Nancy Pearson. To find out more about these poets, visit this… Read more »

Meta-Fourth Friday (For Poets Only)

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WITS offers writing workshops and poetry slams for young writers between the ages of 13-19. Please join us for Meta-Fourth Friday. Because of the winter weather,it is rescheduled for Friday, January 31st, held 7 -9 PM at Hope Stone, 1210 West Clay, Suite 26, (the cross street is Van Buren) Houston, TX 77019. This free program will teach… Read more »

Contest for Young Authors

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Here is an announcement from our friends at HoustonPBS! Calling Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade Authors and Artists to enter the 2014 PBS KIDS Writers Contest Children write and illustrate their own stories and enter for a chance to win great prizes at both the local and national level. Entry deadline is Monday, March… Read more »