Since its inception in 1970, Poets & Writers has provided fees to writers who give readings or conduct writing workshops. Each year, our Readings & Workshops program supports hundreds of writers participating in events in large cities and small towns throughout New York and California, as well as in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Seattle, New Orleans, Tucson, and Washington D.C.
Heather Buchanan is the owner of the Aquarius Press, now celebrating its fifteenth year. She, along with longtime partner Randall Horton, created the press's literary division, Willow Books, which develops, publishes, and promotes writers typically underrepresented in the field.
Timothy DuWhite, from the Brooklyn Pride Community Center, reading at the Fifth Annual Connecting Cultures Reading on April 3, 2014 in New York City.
Seniors Writing Workshop
A documentary look at a writing workshop for seniors, which Poets & Writers has funded for ten years. The workshop takes place at the Goddard Riverside Community Center in New York City and some of the writers have participated continuously since 2001.
Poets & Writers is committed to making literature available to the widest possible public, including audiences that rarely have access to literary events. Learn more about the special projects we support that bring readings and workshops to prisons, clinics, homeless shelters, settlement homes, and more.
Support from P&W enabled me to travel to New Orleans with other writers from Flying House in Chicago to perform at the Rook Cafe. I connected with new writers in this culturally rich city and made lasting personal and professional relationships. This expansion of my intimate writing community is essential to my well-being as an emeging and struggling writer.