The Pacific Power Foundation has awarded a $2,000 grant to The Nature of Words to help support Words Without Walls, NOW’s creative writing program for youth.
In addition to its annual literary festival, the nonprofit NOW supports the literary arts and humanities in Oregon with creative writing programs for young students and adults.
Words Without Walls offers creative writing residencies in public schools and other education programs. This school year, NOW will offer residencies at 16 locations and in 32 classrooms in Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook, Klamath and Hood River counties.
“The Nature of Words fills a gap deep spending cuts have left in education by encouraging students to take part in the literary arts and creative expression," said Angela Jacobson, Pacific Power regional community manager, in a press release.
For more information, contact www.thenatureofwords .org.