Calling All Rappers: Free Teen Writing Workshops

Posted November 19, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

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WITS offers free writing workshops and poetry slams on the 4th Friday of every month.  If you are between the ages of 13-19, come join us for Meta-Fourth Friday. This month because of the holidays it will be December 20th, held 7:00-9:00 PM at Hope Stone, 1210 West Clay, Suite 26, (the cross street is Van Buren) Houston, TX 77019.

This free program will teach you how to write and perform original poetry about issues that are important to you. Share your work in a supportive environment and grow as a writer.

Rattle Wants to Hear Your Voice

Posted September 5, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

“There’s not a bad poet in first grade. None of them are anything but fresh and original … they don’t know how to avoid being original.”
—Sharon Olds, from Rattle #17

Rattle published an issue in 1998 of children’s poems, which is now out of print.  This year the editors want to begin an annual tradition of publishing work by young authors.

Be part of the 2013 issue!  If you are 15 or younger, you may submit up to 5 poems for consideration. Please visit the Rattle website for all the details about this wonderful opportunity to become a published poet in a premier journal.

Good luck, writers!