New Orleans Writers Housing Outreach Project

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Grant Workshop and Regrouping

For those interested, there's a grant workshop tonight. This will be our first step in regrouping to move the project forward. Since Katrina, we want to re-think our priorities and goals.


March 8, 2006

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle-Haley Boulevard

Perhaps we should reach out on a more national scale to raise funding, and the opportunity to do so is a fleeting one.

Perhaps we should focus on housing for living writers, and supporting the renewal of local literary events.

Perhaps we should move forward with our, "Times-Picayune Festival of Books" idea, planned for the Fall, with help from the French Quarter Fest folks.

Perhaps it's time we take stock in ourselves, deal with the daily difficulties that Hurricane Katrina has wrought on us, and press on with our vision.

We plan to meet in a couple of weeks to regroup, renew, reorganize and plan. Put Thursday, March 23 on your calendar, and plan to stop in a little early at the weekly Goldmine Saloon 17 poets series, around 6:30.

Bring your ideas!

- Robert Smallwood


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