• January 27, 2022
          2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Cathy Park Hong
          January 28, 2022
          BIPOC Reading Series- January
          February 17, 2022
          2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Brit Bennett
          March 10, 2022
          Everybody Reads 2022: Mira Jacob
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Writers in the Schools
Anthology and Readings

Showcasing remarkable student work through our annual anthology and public readings.

Being published is thrilling for writers of any age. Publication provides writers with validation, encouragement, and exposure to a larger audience. Each year, WITS publishes an anthology of exemplary student work in poetry, prose, drama, and comics. Students are encouraged to submit their work to the anthology editor, which is compiled into a book and shared with schools and the community.

2020-21 WITS Anthology

Each year, our Writers in the Schools (WITS) program publishes an anthology of exemplary student work. ‘Curiosity in Ones and Zeros’ showcases works written by 69 high school students from public high schools across Oregon in the 2020-2021 school year.

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Students are also encouraged to share their original work alongside the teachers they worked with and WITS program specialists during public readings in the community. Readings are held for each participating high school at the close of fall and spring residencies.

Upcoming Youth Events

April 28, 2022
Verselandia! Youth Poetry Slam Championship