Benson Reading at Benson Tech Show

February 22, 2017

This year’s WITS end-of-residency student reading for Benson High School was, for the first time, held at the Benson “Tech Show,” an evening event showcasing the school’s various programs. Since it was also Benson’s 100 year anniversary, the entire campus…

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Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient: Josha Jay Nathan

February 21, 2017

We’re excited to introduce each of our 2017 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients on our blog this winter! For these fellowships, out-of-state judges spent several months evaluating the 439 applications we received. These judges named nine writers and two publishers to receive grants of $3,500 each. The 2018…

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The First Parkrose High School WITS Reading!

February 17, 2017

Writers in the Schools (WITS) held their first-ever student reading at Parkrose High School this year, in celebration of our first semester of WITS writers-in-residence at the school. Ten students from two of Jennifer Newton’s 9th grade English classes read…

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Carlos Fuentes (Rebroadcast)

Carlos Fuentes (Rebroadcast)

February 15, 2017

Mexican writer and diplomat Carlos Fuentes shares his keynote lecture on the emerging Hispanic population of Oregon and the United States.

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