I Know #WhyIWrite – Why Do You?

GrantNews.press 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? 


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In-Kind Grants of Books to USA Nonprofits that Serve Low-Income or Underserved Children

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. 

Deadline: Ongoing

Residencies for USA, Canada, and International Individuals in the Journalism, Nonfiction, and Documentary Fields

Residencies for USA, Canada, and International documentarians, journalists, and nonfiction writers working at the professional level about important issues.

Deadline: 05/31/18

Awards to USA Public Libraries and Schools for Outstanding Community Programs that Encourage Reading

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. 

Deadline: 04/15/18

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Economic Literacy Projects for Youth and the General Public

Grants starting at $3,500 to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that will raise national awareness of the need for economic education.

Deadline: 02/15/18

Awards to USA Individuals to Recognize Emerging Talent in Writing and Illustrating Children's Books

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. 

Deadline: 12/15/17

About the Author: Lianne Hikind is a staff writer for GrantNews.press.

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