Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

WRITERS’ TRUST DELIVERS MORE THAN $100K TO WRITERS IN NEED

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The Writers’ Trust of Canada is a charitable organization that supports Canadian writers and writing through various programs, including literary awards, financial grants, workshops, scholarships, and a writers’ retreat.

The Woodcock Fund, a grant program created by the writer George Woodcock and his wife Ingeborg and administered by the Writer's Trust, is designed to benefit authors confronting unforeseen financial calamities. This past year, they distributed a record amount of $105,147 to fourteen writers in need. Since its inception in 1989, the program has distributed $772,773 to 164 writers.

“I’ve known writers who have run into difficult financial times,” said Timothy Taylor, novelist, journalist, and member of the Writers’ Trust board of directors. “In such cases, if a writer has nowhere else to turn, this program can really help. If they qualify, the writer can get both a financial bridge and psychological boost to keep them going, to help them finish projects and make them available to Canadian readers.”

The fund is supported by a bequest from the Woodcock Estate as well as donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

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