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.
For six years and counting, Poets & Writers has supported poetry writing workshops at Hillsides, a home and school for foster youth in Pasadena, California. The partnership began when Hillsides school librarian Sherri Ginsberg expressed an interest in holding a creative writing workshop series for students in the library. P&W staff suggested Brendan Constantine, who for three years worked his poetic magic on her students.
Participant in the 13th Annual Intergenerational Reading: Connecting Generations, featuring teens and seniors participating in P&W funded workshops.
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.
SPONSORS: If you are a brand new applicant, REGISTER YOUR ORGANIZATION
to begin using our grants management system. If you’ve been funded by us in the past, but have yet to use our online system or cannot remember your password,
click REQUEST A NEW PASSWORD, enter your e-mail, and a temporary password will be sent to you.
WRITERS: You will need to access our online system to fill out an event report after your event has occurred.
All writers can request a new password, if necessary, to access their account. Click REQUEST A NEW PASSWORD,
enter your e-mail, and a temporary password will be sent to you.
A sponsor must apply for a grant on behalf of a writer; writers should not apply for themselves. Before applying, please review the GUIDELINES to make sure your event qualifies for a Readings & Workshops grant.
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.