[Libs-Or] Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters (Grant App due Mar. 20)

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Fri Feb 28 11:23:07 PST 2020


The application for the Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters grant has been extended to March 20, 2020.


From: Jennifer Maurer
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 2:33 PM
To: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters (Grant App due Feb. 21)


Public, academic, and community college libraries are eligible to apply for a $1,200 Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters grant, and applications are due on February 21, 2020. The following information is from the December 23, 2019 post<http://librarygrants.blogspot.com/2019/12/lift-every-voice-why-african-american.html> by Stephanie Gerding on the Library Grants blog<http://librarygrants.blogspot.com/>:

A Library of America Project funded with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Emerson Collective. Fifty $1,200 grants will be awarded to libraries, museums, and nonprofit cultural institutions to host a minimum of two public programs. Applications are open to public, academic, and community college libraries; and nonprofit museums and community organizations.

All participating institutions will present a minimum of two programs, at least one of which must be a discussion/reading group moderated by a scholar of African American literature designed to draw out and explore the project themes. Other programs could include:
*         Poetry readings combined with panel discussions
*         An exhibition of material - photographs, rare or signed editions, memorabilia-that reflect the local community's historic engagement with the tradition that inspire them
*         A lecture by a local poetry scholar
*         Adult and young adult reading groups based on the Lift Every Voice Reader
*         A poetry slam for local poets to share their work and poems
*         A poetry workshop led by a local writing instructor
*         Musical performances, reflecting the tradition's deep engagement with the blues, jazz, hip hop, gospel, R&B, and other forms.
Grants may be used for: stipends for a local poet and/or scholar; travel expenses; honoraria; actors/performers fees; publicity and advertising; refreshments; or other costs associated with programming. Grants will also include materials, webinars, and other programming support throughout the grant period.
For more information, and to apply, visit the website: https://africanamericanpoetry.org/apply


Jen Maurer, MLS
School Library Consultant
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