Workshops for Educators

Available Sessions:

Teachers, WRITE!: February 26 & 27, 2018 | 9am-3:30pm

Join us for our first annual Teachers, Write! workshop in partnership with the Harris County Department of Education. This two-day hands-on workshop will immerse secondary ELA teachers in the craft of writing so that they are better teachers of writing. Teachers will leave with a portfolio of work ready to share and support students in all genres of writing. If you need a breath of fresh air to add to your writing curriculum, join us for two full days of writing and learning.

• Brush up your writing skills so you become a better teacher of writing.
• Add a breath of fresh air to your writing curriculum, grades 7-12.
• Gain a portfolio of work to share for all genres of writing.


Buffalo Bayou: Nature and Nurture: February 10 & 24, 2018 | 9am-12pm

In this writing workshop for educators, participants will write on location along Buffalo Bayou in response to prompts in nature (water, prairie) and look at origin stories, Houston’s and our own, at critical points along this historic waterway. Buffalo Bayou is an important part of Houston life and has been its backbone for 175 years.

About the WITS writer:

Harriet Riley is a freelance writer focusing on creative nonfiction. She has had four articles published in Teachers & Writers Magazine in the last few years. Harriet recently had a personal essay in Mississippi Magazine and had a piece selected for publication with Telling Our Stories Press. Before moving to Houston in 2007, she taught undergraduate writing classes at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. She has also worked as a non-profit director, hospital marketing director, and newspaper reporter. She has her M.A. in Print Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and her B.A. in English and Journalism from the University of Mississippi. She joined Writers in the Schools in 2008.