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Nature of Words receives six grants

The Nature of Words (NOW) has recently been awarded six grants for its creative writing programs and planning.

These grants demonstrate a strong support from foundations for NOW's continuing work in Central Oregon's schools, alternative education environments and communities.

NOW is grateful for the generous support of these grantors: Juan Young Trust, PGE, The James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust, Facebook Prineville: for Crook County programs, Ford Family Foundation: funding for strategic plan development.

About NOW's Creative Writing Programs
NOW's Words Without Walls program provides creative writing residencies in public schools, alternative education programs, and social welfare programs. Residencies are taught by author/instructors under the supervision of NOW's Programs Director. The Storefront Project offers free, drop-in creative writing workshops on Mondays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. for middle- and high-school students at NOW's literary arts center, and specialty workshops for youth and adults.
About The Nature of Words
The mission of The Nature of Words is to strengthen and support the literary arts and humanities in the Central Oregon high desert region through community interaction with acclaimed authors and through creative writing programs for students and adults. For more information about The Nature of Words, visit, call 541.647.2233 or email In Bend, visit NOW's literary arts center at 224 NW Oregon Ave.

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