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Category: creative writing

Faces of SAL: Lauri Conner, SAL Board President

By Gabriela Denise Frank “Writing for me had become this thing where I didn’t have to fit into anybody’s box, except for the one I created,” poet and educator Lauri Conner said. We were discussing the ways in which creative writing and WITS open up possibilities for both students and teachers. This month, Conner—recently named […]

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Go Inside a WITS Classroom Visit with Ocean Vuong

In June, students from Franklin High School spent time with poet and fiction writer Ocean Vuong in a session they called “Breaking Virtual Bread Together.” SAL’s Spotlight Author visits, held through our Writers in the Schools program, connect young public school writers in WITS classrooms with world-class authors and thinkers like Ocean, who spoke as part of […]

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WITS Voices: Hybrid Poems and the Middle Schoolers Who Execute with Ease

By Imani Sims, WITS Writer-in-Residence It’s always an experiment when trying to engage young minds with new content. The haibun form allows for concrete examples while also allowing the freedom to imagine. This fall, I spoke to a group of young folks who embraced this idea with vigor.   The Form: Haibun Definition: A “literary form originating […]

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