Good news! Recently, Histrionix & Writers in the Schools were awarded the Houston Arts Alliance Jamail Innovation Award for our “groundbreaking” creative writing + game design program called WITS Digital. WITS Digital students learn to translate their original stories and poems into video games and publish them online for others to play and review using the web-based, game-making platform called Gamestar Mechanic. And yes, it is as fun as it sounds!
To learn more about the WITS Digital program, and its impact, listen to this awesome Houston Public Media report called How A Nonprofit Is Using Video Games To Strengthen Students’ Writing Skills.
And if you want the WITS Digital program at your school, community center or summer camp, please contact HTX (or WITS) and simply say, “I want WITS Digital!”