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Change Cannot Be Tamed: WITS Anthology Launch

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm PST
1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

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.

Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid high school ID enjoy free admission. Advance 2018 Portland Book Festival passes available now.

WITS Students

Local high school students featured in the 2019-20 Literary Arts Writers in the Schools program anthology, The Seeds to Plant the Future, will read from their work at the anthology launch.

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.

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