Emerging Writers Fellowship

What is the WITS Emerging Writers Fellowship?

The WITS Emerging Writers Fellowship is a 12-month apprenticeship program designed for creative writers and performers ages 18-24. 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?

Applications to become an Emerging Writer will be open August 1st through August 30th. Finalists will be invited to an in-person interview in early September.

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Artists will: 

  • Attend training and professional development with writers and educators

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

  • Work in a collaborative and diverse team setting

  • Receive a stipend for participation in the fellowship

  • Have access to paid teaching and performance opportunities.