Document Type

Grant Application

Project/Presentation Title

New Writing Series Spring 2013


English Department


see attached



Project Period

FY 2012-2013

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs/ Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

The amount we request-$7,500-represents just under fifty percent of the projected operating budget for the spring Series of $15,538. The majority of the financial support for the Series will be provided by the English Department through its Elliott Fund and by the National Poetry Foundation through its Thayer Fund. The Honors College provides $1000 per semester to support the Series. The detailed budget appended to this letter provides an overview of projected expenses and revenue sources. In accordance with the Committee's recent request, I have adopted the standard budget form and supplemented it with a spreadsheet that itemizes projected expenses.

The spring 2013 line-up will feature ten writers-six poets and four fiction writers-in CA/DlS-supported events. The NWS will also host several revenue-neutral events, including the Grady Awards for Creative Writing (BA- and MA-level) and thesis readings in both fiction and poetry (in which graduating MA candidates are paired with the Creative Writing faculty members who mentored them). A collaborative project on "Bibliopoetics" involving the UM Humanities Initiative is also in the planning stages (tent. date: April5-6, 2013).