Writers in the Schools (WITS) is a program of Literary Arts, an arts nonprofit in Portland, Oregon whose mission is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature.
WITS employs poets, fiction writers, essayists, graphic novelists, journalists and playwrights to teach semester-long writing residencies in Portland’s public high schools. In addition to getting students excited about reading and writing, WITS provides professional development for teachers, visits with world famous authors, and books, tickets and transportation for high school groups to attend Portland Arts & Lectures.
For more information, please visit our website: www.literary-arts.org/wits-home
WITS Annual Report
Last year WITS served more than 2600 Portland high school students by teaching writing, extending literary experiences beyond the classroom, publishing student work, and coordinating student readings throughout the city. Read more about the work of WITS and about WITS sponsors and evaluations in our annual report: