Poets & Writers Begins Funding New Orleans

February 1, 2008-- Poets & Writers, Inc. is proud to announce the expansion of its Readings/Workshops program to the New Orleans area. Through the program, Poets & Writers pays fees to writers who give readings or teach workshops in a variety of venues including museums, libraries, prisons, and senior centers. Last year, Poets & Writers distributed $215,500 to 740 writers to participate in 1,186 literary events. The program is also offered in New York and California, and in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Seattle, Tucson, and Washington D.C. 

Bonnie Rose Marcus, director of Readings/Workshops (East), says, "We chose to offer our program in New Orleans because of its wonderful literary tradition and to help support the New Orleans arts community."

Poets & Writers will hold an informational meeting on the expansion of its Readings/Workshops program to New Orleans on Tuesday, February 26 at 7 p.m. at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) Riverfront Campus, 2800 Chartres/Press Street.

Funding guidelines and applications are available online at www.pw.org.

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