Writers In Schools

March 21, 2011 by  
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The Houston chapter of Writer’s In Schools held a fundraiser at the Junior League of Houston on Nov. 4th. The message of WITS is simple, engage students in the pleasure and power of reading and writing. They teach creative writing to under served students in schools. hospital, community cents, parks, hospitals and more.

Mayor Annise Parker was honored for being a strong advocate for public education. Her lifetime involvement in literacy and the arts included her co-owning a bookstore, developing a civics art program, and underwriting the Houston Poetry Festival where she participated as a poet.

Jeannette Walls author of the New York Times best-seller “The Glass Castle” entertained the crowd with hilarious stories of her childhood.

To make a donation or get involved log on to: www.witshouston.org

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