• Celebrating Creativity in Ohio
    Posted by witsalliance on October 9, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Big things are happening at The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University in Ohio.  Because of their established outreach program, Teaching Poetry in the Schools,  Wick is a member of the WITS Alliance. Their most recent public event engaged the community in the creative process and helped each participant discover more about their personal … Continue reading Celebrating Creativity in Ohio […]

  • Young Poets of Montana
    Posted by witsalliance on August 7, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Congratulations to the Missoula Writing Collaborative on a beautiful series of poems and photographs by young writers featured in The Missoulian. The portrait series demonstrates the power that children can harness through the art of writing. See the entire series here. An article by Caroline Patterson explains more about what students gain through the writers-in-the-schools experience. … Continue reading Young Poets of Montana […]

  • Terry Blackhawk Honored for Education Activism in Detroit
    Posted by witsalliance on July 31, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    On August 24th, InsideOut Literary Arts Project will honor founder Terry Blackhawk for her visionary work in Detroit Public Schools. This fundraising event, Share the Light, will support education programs serving thousands of inner city students. The gala will take place at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, a masterpiece of world-renowned architect Minoru Yamasaki. The … Continue reading Terry Blackhawk Honored for Education Activism in Detroit […]

  • Bechtel Prize 2018
    Posted by witsalliance on July 25, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    The Bechtel Prize honors the best essay about teaching creative writing with publication and a prize of $1000. Finalists also receive cash prizes. Direct from the Teachers & Writers Collaborative site, here’s more information: Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) seeks submissions for essays that explore creative writing and arts education, the theme of the imagination, … Continue reading Bechtel Prize 2018 […]

  • Summer Institute for Teaching Artists
    Posted by witsalliance on May 30, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” – Cornell West Community-Word Project in partnership with the Child Development Institute at Sarah Lawrence College presents Summer Institute 7.0 Teaching Social Justice: Current Events through Art, Inquiry and Reflection July 19-21, 2017 For Advanced Teaching Artists at Sarah Lawrence College & the LeRoy … Continue reading Summer Institute for Teaching Artists […]