Join WITS online as we share recorded lessons, online workshops, and virtual events throughout the spring!
Quick WITS is a free 15-minute online writing experience for grade K-5 students. Quick WITS allows teachers and parents to access mini-workshops for their elementary school students online. WITS writers record themselves sharing a lesson and offer both questions for reflection as well as an accessible writing prompt/writing activity to accompany their lesson. Students are invited to share their writing with WITS via email or on social media, using the hashtag #quickwits. These mini-workshop videos are free and available through YouTube and our social media channels.
Virtual Workshops & Events
WITS U is a series of interactive poetry writing workshops for youth in grades 6-12. Each 60-minute session gives youth an opportunity to engage with a professional WITS writer in a virtual small group setting. Click the link below for more info and to sign-up for these free sessions. We will launch WITS U in conjunction with National Poetry Month in April and will offer sessions throughout the spring season.
Free Verse is a monthly open mic series for youth ages 13-19. On the second Saturday of each month, young poets, spoken word artists, singers and emcees perform their original work. Each virtual open mic includes a prominent featured poet or performer.
Youth Poetry Sessions
Join WITS + Discovery Green for a virtual version of our monthly Youth Poetry Session. In this online workshop, teens will work with a WITS writer to generate new poems, receive feedback, and perfect their performance skills. This workshop is free and open to students ages 13-19. The virtual workshop will be held via Zoom online and registration is required.
Young Writers Workshops
Young Writers Workshops are now digital! Join Writers in the Schools and Discovery Green for online creative writing workshops for kids. Every Saturday morning, students in grades 3-5 will have the opportunity to work with professional writers to explore poetry and storytelling in a fun and supportive environment. All workshops are free and will be held via Zoom. Registration is required, to ensure safety for all.