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.
Houston native and University of Texas Longhorn Gwendolyn Zepeda began her writing career on the web in 1997 as the first Latina blogger. Since that time, Zepeda has published three critically-acclaimed novels through Hachette and four award-winning children’s books, a short story collection, and two volumes of poetry through Arte Publico Press. She is Houston’s first poet laureate.
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.