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Writing the City :: Nature and Nurture | Educator Workshop

Writers in the Schools (WITS)
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Feb 10 9:00AM
>>>February 10 & 24, 2018 9am-12pm <<<

Join us for our two-part writing on location adventure. In this writing workshop for educators, participants will write on location along Buffalo Bayou in response to prompts in nature (water, prairie) and look at origin stories, Houstons and our own, at critical points along this historic waterway. Buffalo Bayou is an important part of Houston life and has been its backbone for 175 years.

-Get inspired by a professional writer
-Write on location in response to some of Houstons most interestingly complex historical markers
-Create multi-media projects that interweave private and public histories
-Discuss classroom applications
-Receive 6 hours of TAGT-approved G/T credit and 6 hours of TEA-approved CPE credit

About the WITS writer:

Harriet Riley is a freelance writer focusing on creative nonfiction. She has had four articles published in Teachers & Writers Magazine in the last few years. Harriet recently had a personal essay in Mississippi Magazine and had a piece selected for publication with Telling Our Stories Press. Before moving to Houston in 2007, she taught undergraduate writing classes at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. She has also worked as a non-profit director, hospital marketing director, and newspaper reporter. She has her M.A. in Print Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and her B.A. in English and Journalism from the University of Mississippi. She joined Writers in the Schools in 2008.

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