Poets & Writers provides the experienced writers who host the workshops free of charge to the public. These 2 hour writing workshops can focus on writing, creativity, poetry, or memoir. Each writer brings their own experience and expertise to the workshop in a unique and engaging way.
Each participating library will receive from California Center for the Book and Poets & Writers:
~ 16 copies of the visiting writer’s most recent title (see below), to give to the public or add to the collection~ 2 copies of An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo, Poet Laureate of the United States~ 2 copies of American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time by Tracy K Smith, previous Poet Laureate of the United States, and convener of American Conversations: Celebrating Poems in Rural Communities Poet Laureate Project~$500 author fee paid directly to the writer ($300 from California Center for the Book, $200 from Poets & Writers)
Participating libraries agree to:
~ Attend the Orientation Zoom meeting (see below)~ Collaborate with at least one community partner (see toolkit below for ideas)~ Ensure community surveys, program data, and final reporting are completed~ Actively share best practices with fellow librarians and program staff
2020 Rural Libraries Tour Timeline
August 2, 2019 – Applications OpenAugust 30, 2019 – Applications Due September 6, 2019 – Program notifications madeOctober 2, 2019, 10AM -11AM – Orientation Zoom meeting (required)November 1, 2019 – Final Date/Time/Partner Info DueJanuary 2020 – June 2020 – Programs take placeJuly 15, 2020 – Rural Libraries Tour Library Report Due / Community Surveys Due
BEFORE APPLYING, PLEASE REVIEW THE TOOLKIT AND TIMELINE AT THE LINKS BELOW.https://calbook.org/programs/rlt/https://calbook.org/rural-libraries-tour-toolkit/
You will receive an email copy of your application. Please enter your email carefully. Thank you.