GrantNews is always trying to foster creativity. Writing is a great outlet for drafting bright ideas and for sharing valuable information and, sometimes, it’s just a great way to start a conversation or open an insightful debate.
There’s a hashtag floating around trying to answer #WhyIWrite. Today is National Day on Writing, originally started by the National Council of Teachers “on the premise that writing is critical to literacy, but needs greater attention and celebration.”
On a personal note, this holiday makes me proud to be a writer. In regards to the question itself, I write because I love writing, especially when I can help professionals enhance productivity and organization. I write because I took a creative writing class in college that changed my life. Finally, I write because writing lets us share just a tiny bit of ourselves with the world.
So, we want to know! Why do you write?
In-kind grants of books to USA nonprofit organizations that assist underserved or low-income children. This program is intended to provide books to organizations in need of a small library, or that need to add to or rebuild a library.
Residencies for USA, Canada, and International documentarians, journalists, and nonfiction writers working at the professional level about important issues.
Awards of up to $10,000 and in-kind donations of books to USA public libraries and schools to recognize outstanding work in implementing creative community-based programs.
Grants starting at $3,500 to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that will raise national awareness of the need for economic education.
Awards with an honorarium of $1,000 to a USA author and an illustrator to encourage and recognize emerging talent in the creation of children’s books.
About the Author: Lianne Hikind is a staff writer for GrantNews.press.