Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature received a grant to deliver creative writing workshops in primary and secondary schools, for children aged 5-16 years during their festival in May.
Speaking of the impact of the grant on the project, Chris Williams of Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature said:
“We were delighted to receive this award from Literature Works to support our work. The Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature ran from 11 -18 May 2019 and in addition to our annual Awards for Writers in Artists and Short Story Competition, the grant supported us in offering more events in schools for children to meet and work with writers from the South West. Brenda Daly, Festival Director said, “I was delighted when I heard the news that the Festival had been awarded the grant. It played a significant part in securing the development of the schools programme, where we bring authors into schools to present to children and run workshops with them. Encouraging reading at a young age is high on the festivals agenda and it is wonderful to have financial assistance to be able to achieve this.”