From our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council:
The Ashe County Arts Councilin West Jefferson is one of 11 presenting organizations sharing $15,869 in Literary Arts Grants funding from South Arts for the 2012-2013 season. The Literary Arts Grants program offers organizations the opportunity to receive financial support to engage writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry who reside outside of the presenterâ€™s state. Support is awarded to literary projects that contain both a public reading and an educational component such as a writing workshop.
South Arts is a nonprofit regional arts organization founded in 1975 to build on the Southâ€™s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. For more information, visit www.southarts.org.