Writers In The Schools Celebrates Young Artists At ‘Young Writers Reading’
Writers in the Schools (WITS) will celebrate some of Houston’s most talented young artists at its Young Writers Reading, an annual literary event on May 2 at 3 p.m. at Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston. The event is free and open to the public.
WITS Young Writers Reading event enriches the lives of students ranging from elementary to high school age by giving them the chance to read the work they have written under the guidance of a professional writer. Each student has been chosen from a juried competition based upon his or her ability to create powerful poems, stories, and essays. WITS will publish the best work in a bound anthology called Blooms.
WITS is a local non-profit organization, provides students with year-long creative writing programs in schools, community centers, hospitals, and homeless shelters with the mission to engage students in the pleasure of reading and writing.
Former Councilwoman Ada Edwards will kick off the reading with her keynote address.
The Young Writers Reading Series began in 1989 as a way to celebrate the achievements of the city’s most gifted young writers. This year, in collaboration with Travelers Insurance, WITS offers an afternoon of creativity for the whole family through a variety of writing activities and booths that will be set up along the Andrea and Bill White Promenade from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The reading will begin at 3 p.m.
The 2010 Young Writers Reading is made possible through generous donations from Travelers Insurance, Kroger, Books-A-Million, and the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance. For more information, visit http://www.witshouston.org/.