WITS brings Jane Smiley to Gresham High School

October 6, 2015

On a bright October morning in Portland, the prolific and award-winning author Jane Smiley visited Gresham High School to talk with students in Crystal Hanson’s classes about her life and work. Smiley would be giving a lecture for a sold-out…

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Winchester at Wordstock

October 1, 2015

One December evening in upstate New York, landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church stepped out to capture a twilight in watercolor. In a normal year the sky and icy waters on Chaumont Bay of Lake Ontario would have been lovely. But…

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Poet Bruce George visits Benson High School

September 30, 2015

Bruce George, a poet, activist, and co-founder of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, visited two classes taught by Ilsa Bruer at Benson High School on Friday, September 25. After introducing himself, George got to know the students by asking each of them…

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September 29, 2015

In a humorous lecture filled with personal anecdotes, Frank McCourt discusses his Catholic upbringing and his teaching career.

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