Writers Guild, May 17, 2023
Your local writer’s guild meets at the Gulfport Arts Center every third Wednesday of the month, from 5:30-7:30 pm. All published and aspiring writers are invited!
This month’s guest is Kristin Brandt, Arts Industry Director, Mississippi Arts Commission. Kristin will talk about the types and timing of grants coming up in 2023. The MAC manages at least five different grant programs, with some funds coming from the state and other underwriting provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. She’ll discuss the benefits and eligibility for writers and the commitments, restrictions, and requirements of each type of grant. Following her presentation and a short break, the Second Hour group discussion topic this month: “Is your book more than the words you put into it?”