September/October 1995

Through its funding of readings and workshops, its information center and publications, Poets & Writers has been helping writers in the United States for 25 years.

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Features

Poets & Writers Marks its 25th Anniversary

by Marcia Biederman
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Through its funding of readings and workshops, its information center and publications, Poets & Writers has been helping writers in the United States for 25 years.

Galen Williams, Founding Chairman

by Stanley E. Ely
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A young mother with a passion for literature, who grew  up watching her parents write in isolation, started Poets & Writers 25 years ago.

Meditations on the Number 25 by a Few of Our Friends

by Staff
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From Amy Bloom to James Tate, 25 poets and writers meditate on the number 25 in honor of the organization's anniversary.

News and Trends

NEA Faces Two Years on Death Row

by Jane Ludlam
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The House of Representatives voted on July 18 to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts.

Foundation Gives $2.6 Million to Build Literary Audiences

by Amy Callahan
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Six literary arts organizations have received grants from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund to run innovative programs to build audiences for literature.

Borders Gives Grants to NEA

by Jim Andrews
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Borders Books and Music contributes $50,000 to National Endowment for the Arts.

Authors Guild Surveys Writers

by Amy Callahan
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Authors' Guild Survey shows that 1 out 6 authors is not happy with his or her publisher.

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