Points of Entry: Teaching Writing in Schools and Communities, Sponsored by WITS Alliance

Terrace Suite II, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 4
Thursday, March 9, 2023
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


Leading school and/or community writing workshops can be deeply rewarding and inspiring work, and many writers make a living teaching in schools or in community settings, such as libraries, senior centers, and in the criminal justice system. But how do you get started? This discussion will explore ways a writer can break into the field of arts education, including training programs, writer-in-the-schools programs, and even striking out on your own!



Artivist Raie Crawford is ranked within the top 20 among the Women of the World Poetry Slam and top 25 within the rankings of the Individual World Poetry Slam. In 2018 she released her first book In Between |Space| which captures the journey and movement of black bodies in today’s society.

Margo Perin is the author of Plexiglass; The Opposite of Hollywood; Only the Dead Can Kill: Stories from Jail, and How I Learned to Cook, specializing in incarcerated and school to prison pipeline youth and adult writing programs. 

Susan Terence has won several awards for her writing, including a DeWar’s Young Writer’s Award for Calif. She has been a writer / performer in residence for arts councils in California, Montana, Atlanta, North Carolina, and through California Poets in the Schools. Her poetry has been published widely, nationally.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center