The Morehead Writing Project offered its first program in 1986 and since that time we have touched the lives of countless educators and writers of all ages in our region and beyond. However, over the past decade funding for educational programs in the United States has diminished and those cuts have impacted Morehead WP.
The National Writing Project once enjoyed a dedicated line in the federal budget and was able to rely on federal educational grants, but has lost both revenue streams. Here in Kentucky we were long supported by the Kentucky Department of Education, but recently lost that support as well. During this same time period, our host institution, Morehead State University, has taken steady cuts in state funding. All of this means that the Morehead Writing Project is in trouble and we need your help to survive and continue to offer the programs that you love. We know our friends do not have deep pockets and so all we ask is that you repay all Morehead WP has given you over the years with a $50 friendship gift which will benefit you and the writers of our region.
Support our Morehead WP 2018 Programs
Your $50 friendship gift now will allow us to offer these programs in 2018 (and includes free registration for the event of your choice):
- Spring Writing Retreat
- Fall Writing Retreat
- Writing Eastern Kentucky Conference
We only need 12 friendship gifts to guarantee that each 2018 event will take place (36 in total) plus those gifts will allow us to support the young writers of our region by offering $450 in scholarships for our Teen and Tween Writers Day Out programs.
Supporting the Morehead WP with a friendship gift today will help sustain our site and support writers of all ages. Send your friendship gift today via Submittable (credit card or PayPal). Or download this invoice to mail a check.
Thank you for being our friend!