WITS Initiatives

melanie and student 514WITS is in the business of inspiration. We inspire educators to realize the value of improving literacy through creativity. We inspire our teachers to use their expertise to nurture and increase a child’s potential.
We inspire a community to see the value of creativity in their schools and homes and neighborhoods. Most of all, we inspire our students—To create something unique. To find their voices. To be heard.

National Poetry Month Campaign

AOS 2013 3Each April, WITS celebrates National Poetry Month in Houston teaching more than 1.4 million people through Poem A Day emails, social media, KPFT radio spots, public signage throughout H-E-B markets, and at local businesses and cultural venues, such as GreenStreet and the Houston Public Library at Discovery Green.  Join us each April – write it, snap it, share it. #wherewordsfly

Night WrITerS

Night WrITerS is a quarterly writing workshop series for adult writers and writing hopefuls. But more than that, Night WrITerS is a movement of WITS lovers who are fiercely committed to helping Houston kids experience a creative education. With generous support from Sparrow Bar + Cookshop, Night WrITerS is a free event that is open to the public at hip Houston hotspots. Evenings include spoken word poetry, a brief WITS lesson taught by a professional writer, and a chance to write, share, and network. WITS notebooks and pencils are included with complementary appetizers and a cash bar, so join us and begin a part of your story. Join us for our next event.