Literary Arts Touring

The deadline for this grant program has passed. 

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Clare Beams

UNCW’s Lookout Press author Clare Beams opens UNCW Creative Writing Department’s 2016 Writer’s Week as she discusses her creative inspirations for her book, “We show What We have Learned,” and discusses the role of women who write “strange fiction,” on Monday October 31, 2016 at King Hall. PHOTO BY: KYLE MAPLES/UNCW

The Literary Arts Touring grant program offers presenting organizations the opportunity to receive financial support to engage writers (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry) who reside outside of the presenter’s state. Support is awarded to literary projects that contain both a public reading and an educational component such as a writing workshop. The project can include a single engagement by a writer or multiple writers involved in an event (for example, writers series or festivals). The maximum request is 50% of the writers’ fees, up to a total grant of $2,500. Each writer is required to fully-participate in the reading and educational/outreach component.

Projects must take place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Literary Arts Touring applications must be submitted online by Monday, May 1, 2017 by 11:59 PM ET.

New applicants are encouraged to contact Nikki Estes at 404-874-7244 ext. 16 to discuss eligibility prior to submitting an application.

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