Our 2011-12 WITS Anthology Reading at Powell’s Books on Tuesday, Nov. 4 included some exciting firsts for the Writers in the Schools program. This year’s anthology is our first bilingual one, with the title and several poems printed in both Spanish and English, which meant our launch party featured readers in both languages. We were [...]
On Tuesday December 6, Powell’s City of Books hosted the release party for the 2010-2011 WITS anthology of student writing, No One Carries an Umbrella Here. More than 130 students, family members and other community members came out to celebrate student writers reading their poems, plays, prose and comics from the anthology. The above photo [...]
Our report for the 2010-11 WITS program has just been released and is available to read online. Click here to read and learn more about what we’ve been up to this past year!
We’ve just made all of our digital chapbooks–past and present–available online through Issuu.com, an online reader. These are tons more fun to read than ordinary PDFs (they actually look and feel like books!), so please check them out! To view our library, you can visit our profile at http://www.issuu.com/literary-arts.
To add to the excitement of Portland’s tricky spring, WITS has decided to release four, yes FOUR, brand new digital chapbooks, featuring a colorful array of prose, poetry, and graphic art from almost every Portland Public School. (To read the chapbooks, click the links to the right.) These chapbooks, The Best Thing That Could Have [...]
Thanks to everyone who came to our anthology reading at Powell’s City of Books! It was an awesome event. (The colorful background is old Portland Mercury covers.) Check out our facebook page for more photos, or grab a copy of next month’s Literary Arts e-newsletter (sign up here) for a full write-up.
In an effort to provide students more publishing opportunities, WITS is launching a series of digital chapbooks. (To read the chapbooks, click on the links at right.) Against the Indigo Sky, Swing Set, and Rumble into Eternity are designed to showcase the creative work students produced during the sixty writing workshops WITS writers taught in [...]
Join WITS writers along with PPS students and teachers reading from the new WITS anthology A Whole New Subject. January 28, 2010 7:30 PM Powell’s City of Books, Pearl Room.
Writing Prompt: Tell us a story about Thanksgiving. the ghost of thanksgivings past by Sarah D. long winding roads through the trees up to the little blue house on the hill, crunching gravel steps up to the porch, always so much warmer once inside. smells of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, uncle mark making a [...]
Join Portland public high school students and teachers, WITS writers, the editors of Glimmer Train, Tin House and The Burnside Review, and special guest Jon Raymond to celebrate the new WITS anthology A Whole New Subject. Ecotrust 721 NW 9th Ave Portland, OR 97209 December 2, 2009 7-8 reading music with The Golden Hours starts [...]