Emerging Writers Fellowship 

Applications for Fall 2021 are OPEN!

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What is the WITS Emerging Writers Fellowship?

The WITS Emerging Writers Fellowship is a 10-month apprenticeship program designed for creative writers and performers ages 19-24. Emerging Writers will receive comprehensive training in workshop facilitation for school and community spaces.

This program is an excellent leadership opportunity for emerging teaching artists interested in working with young people in various Houston area communities. The cohort will also be joining a network of local artists who are given opportunities to refine and advance their artistry.


How do you become an Emerging Writer?

The next round of applications to become an Emerging Writer is currently open.

Applicants are encouraged to apply By October 24, 2021, at 11:59 pm.

Please use this link to apply


Artists will: 

  • Attend in-person and digital trainings and professional development sessions with writers and educators

  • Have the opportunity to curate creative spaces for middle and high school-aged students

  • Work with a collaborative and diverse cohort of artists and educators

  • Receive a stipend  of $1000 for participation in the fellowship

  • Have access to paid teaching and performance opportunities.