Poets & Writers Begins Funding Tucson Writers

February 1, 2008-- Poets & Writers, Inc. is proud to announce the expansion of its Readings/Workshops program to the Tucson, Arizona 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, New Orleans, Seattle, and Washington D.C.

Cheryl Klein, director of Readings/Workshops (West), says of Tucson, “The city is very invested in the literary arts and already has a vibrant literary community. We are thrilled to begin supporting Tucson writers.”

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

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