Three Shoreline schools represented at WITS event

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Matthew Edwards and Rachel at the 2011 Reading

Writers in the Schools (WITS) will celebrate its 16th year of serving local public schools with two incredible nights of writing. 

Come for one or both of the Year-End Student Readings at the Seattle Public Library in Downtown Seattle, free and open to the public. 1000 4th Ave, Seattle 98104, 206-386-4636.
  • Elementary & Middle School, May 22, 6pm 
  • High School, May 23, 6pm 

The readings feature more than 50 students from the 26 sites in the 2011-12 WITS program, including two Port Townsend schools, Seattle Children's Hospital, and public elementary, middle, and high schools in Kent, Seattle, and Shoreline. 

A reception will follow each evening, with sweets donated by Cupcake Royale.

The Writers in the Schools program matches a local creative writer with a public elementary, middle or high school or hospital to design innovative and culturally relevant lesson plans that meet the goals of the participating classes while engaging students. The program invigorates both students and teachers with fresh ideas and encouragement. 

The sites featured at this year's readings include:
  • Cascade K-8 Community School, Shoreline
  • Shorecrest High School, Shoreline
  • Shorewood High School, Shoreline 

About Writers in the Schools: Seattle Arts and Lectures' Writers in the Schools (WITS) program, founded in 1994, believes that through working collaboratively with classroom teachers and professional, published creative writers, students are empowered to become authors of their own lives. WITS writers-in-residence provide a meaningful role model for every student. Since 1994, the program has served 67,500 K-12 public school students and 1,200 teachers in the Puget Sound region.

(if you or a family member is one of the students being featured, contact us)


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