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Inside/Outside: Exploring the Writers Craft


Writing is a process of discovery. Modelled after a college writing workshop, this Writers in the Schools (WITS) course will guide students as they share constructive feedback on each other’s original work. We will explore the fundamentals - original voice, inventive word choice, sentence fluency, and clear organization - in a fun, positive space where each student can discover where their writing can go next. We’ll also focus on the power of revision and witness the incredible difference between our first words and our final drafts. At the end of the workshop, family will be invited to a celebration where students will read aloud from their favorite pieces; each student will take home a personal writing portfolio.

Age Group

4th Grade to 6th Grade (Ages 9 to 12)

Who will like this Course?

Children who enjoy reading and writing, or just day dreaming. Activities include making books developing writing techniques.

Recommended Prerequisites

Curiosity and an openness to new ideas.

June 1 to 5 - Monday to Friday

UH-Downtown (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
St. Thomas More Parish School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
Nolan Ryan Jr. High School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
Our Lady of the Lake University - Houston Campus (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 8 to 12 - Monday to Friday

Faith West School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
Cornerstone Christian Academy (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 22 to 26 - Monday to Friday

UH-Downtown (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
St. Thomas More Parish School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
Nolan Ryan Jr. High School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
Our Lady of the Lake University - Houston Campus (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 29 to July 2 - Monday to Thursday

Cornerstone Christian Academy (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

July 6 to 10 - Monday to Friday

Faith West School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

Full Day (ONE Week)

Tuition: $ 279

On or Before March 31, 2020
$ 259
April 1, 2020 to May 18, 2020
$ 269
On or After May 19, 2020
$ 279

University of Houston-Downtown
1 Main Street, Suite 716N
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 221-8032

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