APBP has been awarded the 2019 Amplifier Award from Barrelhouse Magazine. We are so excited about this partnership that will help us promote writing and artwork by incarcerated people in West Virginia.
Special thanks to APBP Student President Rayna Momen who took lead on writing the grant, with expert assistance from Katie Vogelpohl. Our proposal built on years of work by Valerie Surrett, Yvonne Hammond, Alex Kessler, and Beth Staley who have been dedicated to the writing dimension of APBP.
We learned about the grant opportunity from a student in Katy Ryan’s prison autobiographies class, so thanks to Kenneth Lee for the tip!
From Barrelhouse: “We chose the Appalachian Prison Book Project because we admired their timely and important mission and their commitment to sustainable growth and financial stewardship. In their application, The Appalachian Prison Book Project identified a clear goal of using this money to increase the scope of their publishing arm, which includes literary magazine and anthology collections, enabling them to be dispersed to a wider audience.”