Writers In The Schools (WITS) Initiative

The Six Bridges Book Festival’s Writers in the Schools (WITS) program is a beacon of literary inspiration, nurturing the next generation of readers and writers. It brings Fest presenters to area elementary, middle, and senior high schools, as well as local colleges and provides a set of books to each school. This initiative transcends the confines of traditional classrooms, making the magic of storytelling accessible to young minds. This year’s participating authors include Christian Cooper, Eli Cranor, Laura Freeman, Terah Shelton Harris, Juliana Lamy, Karin Lin-Greenberg, Jennifer Martiza McCauley, Elizabeth McKenzie, Shaina Phenix, Erin Sharkey, and Glenn Taylor.

WITS is about more than just teaching writing skills; it’s a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Students encounter diverse literary genres, styles, and voices, witnessing the creative process up close. Workshops and interactions with authors encourage them to explore their own creativity, fostering a lifelong love for writing and literature.

The program instills confidence and self-expression, empowering students to share their unique stories with the world. It champions diversity and celebrates the transformative power of words.

Sponsored by Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP.