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Elizabeth Rasich

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). Team members include:

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

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

May 11, 2023

Writers in the Schools share their work at The Menil Collection

Over the past year, 1,300 students have participated in WITS field trips to the Menil as apart of its educational outreach.

May 4, 2023

Houston Happenings May 4 - 7

Meagan Clanahan with Houston Moms gives us this weekend's best events.

May 1, 2023

Fortifying Creative Expression

WITS unlocks the joy of storytelling and writing for students

Apr 16, 2023

Episode 36: 40 Years Of WITS-Dom, A Chat With Writers In The Schools

In this week’s episode of Spotlight Houston, we’re getting literary and chatting with the fabulous Raie Crawford, from Writers in the Schools (WITS).

Apr 1, 2023

Chapter 40: An Odyssey of Impact - Writers in the Schools 40th Anniversary Gala

WITS celebrates 40 years of engaging children in the joy of reading and writing.

Mar 24, 2023

Top 3 Takeaways: Educator helps youth find voice, battle of the canvas, men celebrating Women's History Month

Anchor Rashi Vats sat down with the Defender’s Education Editor Laura Onyeneho to talk about the partnership and its value to the community.

Mar 7, 2023

Writers In The Schools: Houston On The Air Public Service

Tina Angelo - Managing Director of Programs Storytelling reveals our truest selves. Since 1983, Writers in the Schools (WITS) has worked hand-in-hand with educators and professional writers to teach students the craft of writing.

Feb 21, 2023

Writers in the Schools presents Chapter 40: An Odyssey of Impact

Writers in the Schools celebrates 40 years of engaging children in the joy of reading and writing.

Feb 7, 2023

Hot In Houston Now - Space City Slam

Houston-area nonprofit that engages youth in the joy and power of reading and writing, invites young poets to participate in its annual poetry competition.

Feb 3, 2023

Houston Youth Poet Laureate Ariana Lee’s new poem responds to the Monterey Park shooting

When Ariana Lee heard about the recent mass shooting in Monterey Park, California, she said she felt deeply saddened and wanted to write a poem to help process her thoughts.

Jan 31, 2023

Black History Month: Writers In The Schools

As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, Raie takes you on a journey through our history and shares how we have grown into the inspiring creative writing community we are today.

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