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The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation

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The Hurston/Wright Foundation was founded in 1990 in Washington, D.C. by award-winning author Marita Golden and bibliophile/cultural historian Clyde McElvene.

Grant Faulkner and NaNoWriMo

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Faulkner believes everyone has a story to tell and that every story matters. Whether someone is writing a dissertation, a news article, a memoir, or a novel, they are telling a story. Participating in NaNoWriMo and writing a novel teaches you about forming narratives and storytelling.

The Independent Publishing Resource Center

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O’Malley is the Executive Director for the Independent Publishing Resource Center, a nonprofit arts organization in Portland, which she describes as a launchpad for artists, writers, and makers. One program that stands out is the IPRC Certificate Program, a yearlong study in creative writing, with four tracks, including prose, poetry, image and

Art House America

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For 25 years people have been galvanized to go to the Art House in Nashville because it’s a beautiful, storied, iconic place with a history of good things happening on the property. As Art House has spread to other locations, the enthusiasm for gathering around common loves and concerns

Poetry, Art, and Education in Alabama’s Prisons

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Poet and educator Kyes Stevens believes we should all make space for human beings to be the beautiful, rich, complicated, messy folks that we are. Art and poetry help provide this space for all people, and Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project helps provide this space for prisoners.

The Neighborhood Story Project

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The Neighborhood Story Project (NSP) began in New Orleans in 2004 when Abram Himelstein and Rachel Breunlin started meeting with high school students at John Mcdonogh Senior High. Rachel and Abram worked with six writers over the course of one school year to help them create books about

The Porch Writers’ Collective

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Various literary centers scattered around the country exist to advance the development and growth of writers, foster flourishing literary communities, and encourage a passion for literature. These organizations provide writing classes and workshops, host readings and other events, and help create an atmosphere where literature is read and appreciated.