South Arts Literary Arts Touring Grants Go to Four TN Organizations

Jericho Brown

From South Arts –

Four South Arts Literary Arts Touring grants were awarded to presenting organizations in the state of Tennessee for FY 2021:

  • Big Ears Festival received $2500 to engage Nicole Finney
  • Chattanooga State Community College received $2500 to engage Jericho Brown
  • Global Education Center received $2000 to engage Jaki Shelton Green
  • The Porch Writers’ Collective received $500 to engage Belle Boggs

The Literary Arts Touring grant program offers presenting organizations the opportunity to receive grants up to $2,500 to engage Southern writers (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry) who reside outside of the presenter’s state. Support is awarded to literary projects that contain both a public reading and an educational component such as a writing workshop. The project can include a single engagement by a writer or multiple writers involved in an event (for example, writers series or festivals). Each writer is required to fully participate in the reading and educational/outreach component.