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Poets & Writers, Inc.
&Writers, Inc. and the Jentel Foundation began awarding recipients of the Poets & Writers Exchange Program a one month residency. Poets & Writers Inc. is a nonprofit, tax exempt corporation organized for literary and educational purposes, publicly supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the California Arts Council, foundations, corporations and individuals.
Initiated in 1984, The Writers Exchange Program is designed to encourage the sharing of works and resources among emerging writers nationwide. Winning writers are flown to New York City for a week–long visit with literary agents, editors and prominent writers with their visit culminating in a public reading. Bonnie Rose Marcus, Director of the Writers Exchange commented that the program introduces emerging poets and fiction writers to literary communities outside their home state and provides them with a network for professional advancement. Many participants have achieved professional success as a result of the program-getting their books published, receiving awards and fellowships, securing teaching positions, and setting down groundwork for their career as a writer. Mary Jane Edwards, Executive Director of the Jentel Foundation noted that the partnership will further enhance the quality of writers who come to Sheridan County and interact with members of the community through Jentel Presents, our monthly outreach program. Edwards added, “We are thrilled with the partnership and what it has to offer writers and the Wyoming community.”
Poets & Writers, Inc. publishes Poets & Writers Magazine with a circulation of 70,000 copies nationwide. The magazine is the primary source for what creative writers need to know. Along with essays on the literary life and interviews with contemporary writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, the magazine publishes articles with practical applications for both emerging and established writers. In addition, it provides the most comprehensive listing of literary grants and awards, deadlines, and prizewinners available in print.
Poets & Writers WEX Residency Recipients
Sanda Moore Coleman
Overland Park, Kansas
River Vale, New Jersey
Kansas City, Missouri/ Flagstaff, Arizona
Anthony (Tony) Brusate
Colorado Springs, Colorado