Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NEA grants for six institutions, one poet in Arkansas

Posted By on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 11:19 AM

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The National Endowment for the Arts announced their 2012 NEA grants today, and six Arkansas institutions and a poet from Benton made the cut, with grants in the state totaling $100,000

Poet Stuart Youngman "Sy" Hoahwah received one of 40 $25,000 literary fellowships awarded by the NEA to poets this year. Hoahwah, the author of the books "Black Knife" and "Velroy and the Madischie Mafia," is a graduate of the University of Arkansas creative writing program, and a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma. You can read a bio of Hoahwah and some of his poetry here.

The other awards in the state went to institutions, including a $10,000 grant to the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Society; $10,000 to the Oxford American Literary Project; $10,000 to the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas; $15,000 to the Walton Arts Center Council; $20,000 to Fayetteville's TheatreSquared theatre to help support the 2012 Arkansas New Play Festival and $10,000 to John Brown University in Siloam Springs to create a writing festival for high school students.

More details about the Arkansas winners here.

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