Today is the first day of Creative Writing Camp, a collaboration of Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Rice University’s School Culture and Literacy Program.  On 6 different campuses across the Houston metropolitan area, children are picking up pencils and starting a journey of the imagination that will last for the next 3 weeks.

Over one thousand boys and girls, ages 5-18, will write poems, stories, and essays about everything from cherry blossoms to dim sum to bucking broncos.  They will dig deep into their personal experiences and share what matters most to them.

Visit our blog again this week to read a writer’s and a teacher’s perspective on the first day of camp.  We also will post work by children enrolled in camp, so tune in often during the next 3 weeks.  Happy Writing!

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