California Poets in the Schools is committed to:
1) Helping students throughout California recognize and celebrate their own creativity, intuition, and intellectual curiosity through the creative writing process.
2) Providing students with a multicultural community of trained, published poets who bring their experience and love for their craft into the classroom.
We believe that every student has the right to dream...
Founded in 1964, California Poets in the Schools is one of the largest literary artists-in-residence programs in the nation. We encourage students throughout California to recognize and celebrate their creativity, intuition, and intellectual curiosity through the creative poetry writing process. CPITS serves 2,000 students annually,30+ Counties in California, in hundreds of public and private schools, juvenile halls,after-school programs, hospitals, and other community settings. CPitS is supported by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. For more info: www.cpits.org or email: [email protected]