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WITS (Writers in the Schools), a program of Seattle Arts & Lectures, has been working with public K-12 schools throughout the Puget Sound region, bringing professional published poets, prose and comics writers to classrooms for extended creative writing residencies that help students become authors of their own lives. The WITS program culminates each year in a program-wide reading and celebration of student work that includes students from approximately 30 schools throughout the Puget Sound Region and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
To wrap up the 2021/22 WITS residencies, WITS students read from their work over two nights. Elementary and middle school students read on Wednesday, May 25, and middle and high school students read on Thursday, May 26.
About Seattle Arts & Lectures
Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) cultivates transformative experiences through story and language with readers and writers of all generations. Their Writers in the Schools (WITS) program places professional local writers in public elementary, middle, and high school classrooms, empowering young people to discover and develop their authentic writing and performance voices. Since 1994, the program has served over 100,000 students throughout the Puget Sound region. Learn more about WITS here.
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