National Writing Project

Rural Sites Network Project

Celebrating Rural Poetry

The National Writing Project Rural Sites Network and the Rural School and Community Trust invited rural writing project sites to apply for the Celebrating Rural Poetry minigrant, and to participate in the public celebration of regional rural poetry written by high school students. The deadline to apply was January 11, 2006.

Minigrant awards in the amount of $3,000 each allowed eight writing project sites to make more visible the poetry of rural young adults and sponsor writing initiatives with a focus in diverse rural regions of the United States.

8 Participating Sites

Coalfield Writers (Satellite of Marshall University Writing Project), WestVirginia
National Writing Project of Central Arkansas, Arkansas
Plymouth Writing Project, New Hampshire
Upper Peninsula Writing Project, Michigan
Northwest Inland Writing Project, Idaho
Missouri Writing Project, Missouri
Prairie Lands Writing Project, Missouri
Nebraska Writing Project, Nebraska


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