Change Cannot Be Tamed: WITS Anthology Launch
Each year, Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools (WITS) program publishes an anthology of exemplary student work. Change Cannot Be Tamed showcases poetry, prose, drama, and comics written by 80 high school students from Portland’s public high schools in 2017-18. Being published is thrilling for writers of any age. Publication provides writers with validation, encouragement, and exposure to a larger audience. All proceeds from the sale of the anthologies goes back to support WITS programming.
About Writers in the Schools: Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools (WITS) program brings working writers into high school classrooms to inspire students to write, revise, edit, and publish their writing. WITS writers collaborate with teachers to create inspiring and dynamic curricula that meet the goals for arts learning, while also helping students understand the real-world importance of reading and writing in all aspects of life. WITS writers share their expertise and personal experience of the writing life, helping youth learn to use writing as a form of creative self-expression.