Artist Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission

Such welcome good news! Thank you, Oregon Arts Commission, for the support and encouragement during these dark times. The Artist Relief Award is administered by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. The program provides relief funding to Oregon writers and artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Literary Festivals Go Virtual” at Poets & Writers

My article about literary festivals and conferences in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic recently appeared in the July/August 2020 issue of Poets & Writers. “It was important for us to take a step back and look again at our mission statement and remind ourselves our mission isn’t to put on a spring conference,” says Ed Southern. “Our mission is to connect, educate, promote, and serve writers.” To read more about online efforts in the literary community, please click here.