Writers in the Schools (WITS) will be hosting end-of-residency student readings for Benson, Cleveland, Madison, and Wilson High Schools at local bookstores and coffee shops this month. Students have spent the fall semester working with professional writers-in-residence to create and revise poetry, comics, fiction, and nonfiction. All readings are free and open to the public; we would love to have you join us!

Benson High School students will read at Broadway Books on Thursday, January 9 at 7pm. Benson students worked with nonfiction writer Timothy Lane and spoken word artist Desmond Spann.

Madison High School students will read at the Bipartisan Cafe on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00pm. Madison students worked with poet Casey Fuller, fiction writer Kathleen Lane, and novelist Mark Pomeroy.

Cleveland High School students will read at the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) on Wednesday, January 15 at 7pm. Cleveland students worked with cartoonist and illustrator Lisa Eisenberg and poet and writer Melissa Reeser Poulin.

Wilson High School students will read at Annie Bloom’s Books on Thursday, January 16 at 7pm. Wilson students worked with playwright Lorraine Bahr, poet James Gendron, and poet and memoir writer Amy Minato.

WITS Student Readings in January