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WITS Reading for Franklin High School

May 22, 2018

The WITS end-of-residency reading for Franklin High School was standing-room-only at Bipartisan Cafe. Friends and family came to support students reading work they produced while in Bryan Dickman, Dana Vinger, and Elisa Wong’s classes. They worked with WITS writers Alex…

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WITS Reading for Roosevelt High School

May 17, 2018

Friends, family, teachers, and WITS writers packed Cathedral Coffee on a Wednesday afternoon for the end-of-residency reading and celebration. Depending on which WITS writer each student worked with, they presented a different genre: poetry, playwriting, or storytelling. The poets were…

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WITS Reading for Lincoln HS

May 14, 2018

by Cassie Duncanson Monday night found three different classes from Lincoln High school at Literary Arts to celebrate the end of residencies for their Writers in the Schools authors, Bettina de Leon Barrera, Lisa Eisenberg, and Mark Pomeroy. Barrera worked…

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Philip Roth

Philip Roth

May 23, 2018

This episode, rebroadcast from March 2018, honors literary legend Philip Roth, who passed away on May 22 at the age of 85. Full of the poignancy and emotional insight that invested and entranced so many readers, this reading gives us a glimpse at the master himself just on the cusp of his major critical and artistic renaissance.

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