Please join us for an afternoon of inspiration, possibility, and community to help Seattle Arts & Lectures raise $110,000 to send our WITS Writers-in-Residence back to school!
WITS matches talented local creative writers with local public schools and Seattle Children’s Hospital for year-long writing residencies to inspire and engage thousands of K-12 students each year. After a year-and-a-half of being online, students, teachers, and WITS writers are finally returning to school for in-person learning and teaching.
Together, we can get our WITS writers back in classrooms to guide students in navigating and processing—through reading and writing—the multiple griefs they’ve experienced in the past year and the hopeful possibilities that lie ahead.
Our 30-minute virtual gathering will showcase the powerful voices of WITS participants—from students to teachers to parents—and highlight the important work of our writers-in-residence.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Free to attend
Registered guests receive a packet of WITS delights in the mail, including:
A poem from WITS student Tiger Nhan
A writing prompt from WITS writer Sierra Nelson
A love note from Education Director Alicia Craven
Delights will be mailed the week of September 14, 2021
WITH HEARTFELT THANKS TO…
Our 2021 WITS Champions
Carolyn Ainslie | Virginia Anderson | Candace Barron
Stesha Brandon | Sarah Burns | Jennifer Cast
Joan Christoffersen| Lauri Conner | Melanie Curtice
Debra D. Dahlen | Jim Duncan | Kathleen Flenniken
Gabriela Frank | Laura Gamache | Wood Graham
Kip Robinson Greenthal | Kiran Griffith | Tim Griffith
Patricia Kiyono | Mike Longyear | Jennifer Marquardt
Meg Richman | Leanne Skooglund | Jenn St. Claire
Rebecca Staffel | Chuck Stempler | Sheehan Sullivan
Nancy Tollefson | Leigh Toner | Lisa Howe Verhovek
Jenny Wilkson | Jennifer Wong | Julie Zunker
Our 2021 WITS Challenge Fund Donors
Anonymous | Jennifer Cast & Liffy Franklin
Debra D. Dahlen & Bob Fries