Write Here | Cameron Dezen Hammon

Posted August 4, 2020 & filed under Event, free Houston event, Notebook, WITS People.

Join WITS on Instagram Live this Thursday, August 6, at 5:30 PM Central for Write Here, for an interview with author Cameron Dezen Hammon. Hosted by Outspoken Bean, Write Here features interviews with WITS Writers from the past and the present. Cameron’s book, This Is My Body, has won numerous awards and gotten amazing reviews. Don’t miss this important and heart-felt conversation.

Contest for Young Authors

Posted January 28, 2014 & filed under Notebook.

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 17, 2014.

For Official Entry Form and Rules click on the link below or pick up a copy from the children’s librarian at your local public library.

Entry Form
Official Rules

Every child who enters will receive a certificate of achievement and 1st Place winners for each grade will represent HoustonPBS in the national contest.

Have fun writing and illustrating!

Can Writing Matter? Creative Writing as Calling and Craft

Posted January 3, 2014 & filed under Notebook.

Writers in the Schools (WITS) will be presenting three workshops at the Second Annual HBU Writers’ Conference.

See information below from the HBU website to register for this inspirational event!

Can Writing Matter? Creative Writing as Calling and Craft

January 31 and February 1, 2014
Houston Baptist University

Dana GioiaCome join former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Dana Gioia; acclaimed graphic novelist, videogame creator and screenwriter, Doug TenNapel; award-winning bluegrass songwriter, Jason Harrod; an award-winning novelist; professional editors and published authors; leaders of the Gulf Coast Federation of Writers; Houston-area journal and magazine editors; and a host of accomplished university faculty with a range and wealth of writing experience at HBU’s second annual Writers’ Conference.

Keynote Address, Dana Gioia:
Friday, January 31, 7:30 pm,
at Belin Chapel
on the campus of Houston Baptist University


General admission is $30 and includes lunch on Saturday. Register now!

Family Admission is $30.  Inquire about discounted family rates.

HBU students, staff and faculty admission is free with the option to purchase lunch at the event. Please register with your HuskyNet UserID.

Individuals are responsible to reserve their own accommodations. Please see the Hotel Information link for more information.

Click here for the complete Conference Schedule.