Writer Brian Benson and Portland activist and photographer Richard Brown co-wrote Brown’s memoir This is Not For You, out this week from OSU Press. “The memoir tells the story of
by Mel Wells We had a great time at the WITS Reading with Benson students at Broadway Books. Students from Ilsa Bruer and Steve Naganuma’s classes spent the past semester
Writers in the Schools hosted four readings in January of 2023, including final student readings for McDaniel HS, Parkrose HS, and Benson HS who participated in WITS residencies, and a
Belen Mendoza Cortes read her poem, “The Room at the End of Apartment 20,” alongside nine other WITS anthology contributors at PBF 2022.
The Writers in the Schools (WITS) program helps high school students explore their creative processes and tell their stories. WITS writers teach fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, journalism, and more, at
Writers in the Schools writers shared their work at the 2021 WITS Writer Winter Reading on Wednesday night, the first in-person WITS event in two years. Eleven writers read and
The piece featured below was written by a student in WITS writer Brian Benson‘s residency at Gresham High School in the fall of 2020 and was published in the 2020-21
april joseph‘s poem “Blood in the Water” will be featured in *apo-press: Re-Knewing, available this November. Brian Benson‘s flash essay “Back Seat” was published on Hippocampus. Bruce Poinsette recently interviewed fellow WITS
Creative writing offers students an opportunity to express themselves and share their stories. Writers in the Schools (WITS) Writers guide students through creative writing residencies in high school classrooms. WITS
Brian Benson and Portland activist and photographer Richard Brown co-wrote Brown’s memoir This is Not For You, out this month from OSU Press. He was interviewed on Literary Arts’ blog about the book. Watch
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This fall, Writers in the Schools (WITS) pivoted to an online model. Writers have taught in virtual classrooms over Google Meet and Zoom all semester at four public high schools,