HWA Awards First YA Write Now Endowments

Horror Writers Association has announced the first Young Adult Write Now Endowment recipients. Five libraries will each receive $500 to help fund teen writing programs as part of the HWA’s effort to further young adult literacy.

  • The W. T. Bland Public Library – Mount Dora, FL Dreadful Teen Writing Program, administered by Cathy Jones, Adult Services Librarian
  • The Louisiana, Missouri Public Library – Louisiana, MO The Missouri Monster Squad: Teen Fiction Writers Program, administered by Brice Chandler, Holly Mabry, and Darrell Hapsten
  • The Librarian Association of Rockland County Teen Division – Spring Valley, NY SCRAWL: Rockland Teens Write, administered by Jessica Gordon, Jennifer Daddio, Patrice Gottfried, Mary Phillips, and Dennis Sullivan
  • The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library – Fayetteville, TN Something Wicked We Write, administered by Jena Gray
  • The Athens-Limestone Public Library, Athens, AL The Page Turner Program, administered by Amanda Coleman and Kris Reisz

The program is currently open to United States libraries, but will be expanded in the future to include other countries, as part of the HWA’s global presence. Membership in the HWA is not a requirement.

Applications for 2018 will be accepted in June, 2017. Complete rules are available here. The program is currently open to United States libraries, but will be expanded in the future to include other countries, as part of the HWA’s global presence. Membership in the HWA is not a requirement.

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