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.
In the midst of COVID-19, the country’s oldest arts residency is reimagining itself after 113 years. My article about Virtual MacDowell appears in the November/December 2020 issue of Poets & Writers. To read more about online residencies, click here.
Thank you, Literary Arts, for supporting my writing during such uncertain times! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Literary Arts allocated funds from the Brian Booth Writers’ Fund to create the Booth Emergency Fund for Writers and lend financial relief to Oregon artists.
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.
My book From the Caves is the winner of the 2019 Red Hen Press Novella Award. A big thank you to Red Hen Press and warm congratulations to the finalists.