Poets & Writers Receives $25,000 Grant from the NEA

New York, NY – Poets & Writers, Inc. received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support creative writing workshops for seniors. Poets & Writers is one of fourteen recipients of the NEA’s first Creativity and Aging in America grants. According to the NEA, “the program supports projects that involve older Americans as creators through literature and music, and that promote lifelong learning in the arts.” The writing workshops sponsored by Poets & Writers will be led by published writers and will focus on poetry and creative nonfiction. Each year, Poets & Writers’ 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.


Poets & Writers is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers. Since its founding in 1970, Poets & Writers’ mission has been to foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the U.S. literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public. Poets & Writers accomplishes this by publishing Poets & Writers Magazine, maintaining Poets & Writers Online, offering publishing advice to writers, producing an on-line database of more than 7,500 authors, introducing emerging writers outside of New York City to the New York City literary community, and providing direct financial support to writers participating in public literary events.