This Houston-area poet's nonprofit helps sick children express themselves through writing

This Houston-area poet’s nonprofit helps sick children express themselves through writing

This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate Dede Fox, left, Montgomery County's Former Poet Laureate and a writer for Writers in the Schools, works with sisters Dara and Rina on a short poem as they undergo their treatments at the Texas Children's Hospital Friday, March 24, 2023 in The Woodlands. Dede Fox has associated the written word with love since she was a young girl, when her parents would read to her every day. Fox, 72, is a retired teacher and school librarian who began writing later in life to fill a void left by divorce and her children growing up. The Woodlands resident is also Montgomery County's former poet laureate, serving in the role from 2017 to 2022. On Conroe limits number of units in new apartment complexes in hopes of preserving trees Through the Writers in the Schools nonprofit, she's been helping sick children at Texas Children's Hospital campus in The Woodlands express themselves through short stories, poems and . The nonprofit is an arts partner with Periwinkle Arts and Medicine Program at Texas Children's Hospital Cancer and Hematology Center. The nonprofit is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with a gala April 20 at the Junior League of Houston. The arts and medicine program helps hospitalized children with art and music therapy and writing experiences. Fox has been working at The Woodlands campus since 2018. “They're giving me the gift of their stories. That's empowering to them and it's […]

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