WITS Back-to-School Luncheon

WITS Back-to-School Luncheon

Past Event: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

At Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Thank you so much to everyone that attended our WITS Back-to-School Luncheon! As WITS parent Tammy Watson told us, “Each child, each voice that needs to be heard, is depending on someone to make that difference.” We came together to make a lasting difference in the lives of so many young people, raising over $122,000 to send talented WITS Writers back to school to inspire and engage thousands of students this year—writers and students like Gary Lilley, Hao-Ran, Joelle, Joe, and Azura, who all shared their incredible poetry with us at the luncheon.

Thank you for believing in the power of creative expression and helping bring WITS to over 6,000 students all across the Puget Sound region. We truly could not do this work without you.


The info below is for an event that has passed.

Cost of attendance is free; the suggested donation is $150 to help thousands more local K-12 students discover the power of their creative writing and performance voices.


Come hear firsthand from students, writers, and teachers at the Back-to-School Luncheon about how the WITS program changes lives, and how you can be a part of that change. We would love to see you there!

Host a Table: Want to celebrate the power of creative writing by joining together with your friends and colleagues in support of Writers in the Schools? Join us as a WITS Luncheon Table Host and fill a table of 10!

Be a WITS Luncheon sponsor: As a WITS Luncheon sponsor, your company will enjoy visibility with our more than 300 event attendees as well as SAL’s more than 24,000 patrons—a unique opportunity to show your support for the literary arts and youth literacy in one of the top literary and most well-read cities in the country, according to multiple national rankings.

For more info about hosting a table or sponsorships, contact Development Director Leanne Skooglund at lskooglund@lectures.orgor 206-621-2230 x 17.


Please join us and register online by Thursday, September 6, 2018 or contact Alex Chase at 206-621-2230, x23 or achase@lectures.org

Can’t attend? You can still support WITS at lectures.org/donate

WITS Back-to-School Luncheon
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Registration 11:30am
Lunch & Program 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Event Details

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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