Press Releases

  • School’s out and Creative Writing Camp is session!

    June 24, 2013

    Houston, Texas – June 14, 2013 - While most children are playing soccer or relaxing by the pool this summer, more than 1,200 Houston area students are joining Writers in the Schools at Creative Writing Camp to...

  • Celebration of Story Benefit & Auction

    July 18, 2012

    Writers in the Schools Hosts A Celebration of Story
    Award-winning poet Mark Doty to speak; founding owner of Brazos Bookstore Karl Kilian to be honored


  • Houston’s Dynamic Art Scene Inspires Young Writers in Summer Writing Camp

    June 22, 2012

    Houston, TX – [June 22, 2012] – Writers in the Schools, in conjunction with the School Literacy and Culture Project at Rice University, kicked off its twenty second year of Creative Writing Camp this summer. Named the...

  • Celebrate National Poetry Month with A Poem a Day

    March 26, 2012

    When my imagination grows,

    the whole world grows with it.

  • Writers in the Schools' Celebration of Story Raises Funds for Houston Children

    November 14, 2011

    Houston, TX – November 11, 2011 – The Writers in the Schools (WITS) third annual Celebration of Story event gathered guests such as Jessica Rossman and Gordon Bethune, Jacqueline S. Martin, and Josephine and the Honorable Bill Rice...

  • Writers in the Schools Presents “A Celebration of Story”

    October 5, 2011

    Writers in the Schools Presents “A Celebration of Story” Benefit and Silent Auction November 3rd
    Houston, TX – October 5, 2011 – Writers in the...
  • Writers in the Schools Reduces Fees for Qualifying Title 1 Schools

    August 15, 2011

    Houston, TX – August 15, 2011 – Writers in the Schools (WITS), a Houston nonprofit dedicated to engaging children in the pleasure and power of reading and writing, will reduce its fees for services  by 17% for the 2011-2012...

  • Summer Creative Writing Camp Enriches Children across Houston

    June 1, 2011

    Houston, TX – To keep kids sharp this summer, Writers in the Schools (WITS) and the School Literacy and Culture Project at Rice University are hosting the Summer Creative Writing Workshops June 13th – July 1st at six locations...

  • Meet the Pulitzer Prize Winning Authors of the Future

    April 1, 2011

    Houston, TX—In order to celebrate some of Houston’s best young writers, Writers in the Schools (WITS) is kicking off spring with our Houston Young Writers Reading Series taking place at the Houston Arboretum, Discovery Green, and...