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Chairs: Liz and Steven Bender

Honoring WITS' Founder Phillip Lopate and the following heroes of WITS' 40-year journey!

Chris Cander - Author, Former WITS Writer
Karen Capo - Rice University Center for Education
Katherine Center - Author, Former WITS Writer
Dan Greenberg - Principal, Condit Elementary School
Carol Herron - Periwinkle Arts in Medicine Program, Texas Children's Hospital
Dawn Martinez - Principal, St. Anne Catholic School
Josephine Rice - Houston Association of School Administrators


Over the past 40 years, Writers in the Schools (WITS) has been on a journey to inspire students to use their writing and voices to promote change in their educational and communal spheres. In doing so, WITS has learned what it means to be leaders and advocates of the literary arts.

Through successful programs in schools, community centers, hospitals and more, the pages of our students' own stories have come to life, providing opportunities for personal growth and the ability to see themselves in their own odyssey. WITS's mission lives on and grows year after year, inked on the pages of our great city.

We hope you will support our 40th anniversary gala and help us bring quality literary arts education to even more children. Sign up today!

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WITS 40th Gala

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