WITS offers writing workshops and poetry slams for young writers between the ages of 13-19. Please join us for Meta-Fourth Friday. Because of the winter weather,it is rescheduled for Friday, January 31st, held 7 -9 PM at Hope Stone, 1210 West Clay, Suite 26, (the cross street is Van Buren) Houston, TX 77019.
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Word! is a series of 9 poetry/creative writing workshops provided by Hope Stone and Writers in the Schools (WITS). Students will work with a published WITS writer to explore ideas and get inspired by literature. As a community of writers, we will workshop these inspirations into polished poems, stories, or memoir.
When: Fridays from 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Hope Stone, 1210 West Clay, Suite 26, Houston, 77019
Cost: $185 for nine workshop sessions
Dates for 9 classes:
September 13, 20
October 4, 11, 18
November 1, 8, 15
To register, click here. See you in class!
Campers in 5th and 6th grade read Margaret Walker’s poem “I Want to Write” as inspiration for thinking about the subjects that they might want to cover during Creative Writing Camp.
Here is a poem that uses anaphora to highlight what kind of writing this camper wants to do:
I want to write
I want to write for my fathers and forefathers
I want to write about war across the universe
I want to write words coated with light
I want to write hope for my people
I want to write
By Ben, 6th grade
Writers in the Schools (WITS) will celebrate some of Houston’s most talented young artists at its Young Writers Reading, an annual literary event held May 6th, at 3 pm at Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston. The event is free and open to the public.
WITS Young Writers Reading event enriches the lives of students ranging from elementary to high school age by giving them the chance to read the work they have written under the guidance of a professional writer. Each student has been chosen from a juried competition. WITS publishes the best work in a bound anthology called Blooms.
The Young Writers Reading Series began in 1989 as a way to celebrate the achievements of the city’s most gifted young writers. For more information, visit www.witshouston.org.
You won’t want to miss this wonderful event at Discovery Green! Arrive early to play with our friends from Playworks Houston. Please come out on Sunday to support Houston’s youngest poets and writers!
The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers recognizes outstanding young poets and is open to high school sophomores and juniors throughout the world. The contest winner receives a full scholarship to the Kenyon Review Young Writers workshop. In addition, the winning poem will be published in The Kenyon Review. The runners up will also see their poems published.
The contest is named in honor of Patricia Grodd in recognition of her generous support of The Kenyon Review and its programs, as well as her passionate commitment to education and deep love for poetry.
The final judge of the contest is KR poetry editor David Baker.
Submissions will be accepted electronically November 1 through November 30, 2011. The link to the submissions page for the contest will be active from this webpage on November 1, 2011.
Check out the guidelines and ubmit your work to the Patricia Grodd Poetry Contest by visiting the website.
Seventy-five courageous boys and girls read from their hearts on the Discovery Green main stage this Sunday, proving to the audience they have what it takes. The Blooms reading of the Houston Young Writers Reading Series, presented by WITS, was the biggest literary celebration of the school year thanks to the principals, teachers, parents, sponsors, and volunteers in attendance, and most of all, to the children who amazed everyone with their outstanding poems, essays, and stories.
Keynote speaker Karen Walrond shared her personal journey of how she became a writer and encouraged the students to own the statement, “I am a writer,” acknowledging that their pieces had been selected from thousands of entries and published in Blooms. (Read more of Walrond’s powerful speech here.) The students shouted in unison from their seats, “I AM A WRITER!” then individually recited their work with strength and conviction.
Daniel Alvarez Fedyaev
Noble Benjamin, Jr.
Helena de la Cruz
Long Hoang Vu