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Current News and Media

Check out where WITS Houston has been featured in the news. 


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Elizabeth Rasich

Sep 15, 2023

Houston Arts Journal: Writers in the Schools welcomes Giuseppe Taurino as new Executive Director

The long-running literary and education nonprofit Writers in the Schools recently announced writer, educator, and arts leader Giuseppe Taurino as its new Executive Director. Taurino began his role on September 1, 2023.

Jul 13, 2023

You’re invited to support Writers in the Schools young poets as they prepare for international competition

The Meta4 Houston team is the face of Houston’s youth poetry scene. Teens who make the team must compete in preliminary slams and score in the top six at the Space City Grand Slam (held in April).

Jul 9, 2023

104.1 KRBE “Around Houston”

Christina Mackey recently provided Maureen Cooper, host of 104.1 KRBE “Around Houston,” an update about what is happening with Writers in the Schools this summer. Take a listen here!

Jul 1, 2023

Buzz Kidz: The Fun of the Forest

Pen to Paper (Page 52): Fourth grader Violet Powers wrote this piece in the WITS program at her school.

May 25, 2023

The Buzz: Inspiring Young Writers

Supporters of Writers in the Schools (WITS) celebrated 40 years of encouraging a love of reading and writing at Chapter 40: An Odyssey of Impact gala. Liz and Steven Bender (pictured) chaired the event at the Junior League of Houston that honored Phillip Lopate who founded WITS in 1983.

May 24, 2023

Glasscock School kicking off summer with bevy of educational programs for teachers and students

A wide variety of student programs will also be available this summer, including Creative Writing Camp

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