Programs

Transforming Creativity + Literacy

wits community

Since 1983, WITS has worked hand-in-hand with educators and professional writers to teach students the craft of writing. WITS revolutionizes the way reading and writing are taught, nurturing the growth of the imagination and awakening students to the adventures of language.

  • Free writing workshops and public readings at parks, libraries, hospitals, and community centers for youth

  • Leader of poetry movement in Houston

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wits creative

WITS students develop critical thinking skills in fun and effective ways that teach the writing process in alignment with state standards. WITS summer camps nurturing storytelling, literacy, and creative learning for Houston youth.

  • Largest literary arts organization in Texas

  • Renowned creative writing summer camps, including a 25-year partnership with Rice University

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wits performance

WITS Performance encourages self-expression and literacy among Houston’s youth. Professional poets work with teens, helping youth explore and express their truths through writing and performance workshops and culminating poetry slams.

  • Meta-Four Houston slam team is the #10 youth team at Brave New Voices

  • Students develop their craft as writers, gain confidence, and improve their public speaking skills

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wits collaborative

Writers engage teachers in a cycle of writing experiences that include group writing, lesson planning, and classroom co-teaching. This job-embedded professional development model provides teachers with professional writers as coaches.

  • Free writing workshops and public readings at parks, libraries, hospitals, and community centers for youth

  • Leader of poetry movement in Houston

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