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WKCTC receives literary touring grant from South Arts

Will bring author Conor Grennan to campus

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 28, 2016) — West Kentucky Community and Technical College has received a $1,891 literary touring grant from South Arts.

The college was one of 14 recipients of more than $20,000 in grant funding from South Arts, of which the Kentucky Arts Council is a member. South Arts is a regional arts organization working in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts to support programming for selected nonprofit arts organizations, allowing those groups to present workshops, lectures and readings by writers from other states. The campus is based in Paducah, one of six communities designated by the arts council as a Kentucky Creative District. That designation recognizes the role of the arts in growing and sustaining vibrant communities and enhancing the creative economy.

WKCTC will bring author Conor Grennan to its campus March 28-29, 2017. Grennan is the author of the New York Times best-selling and No. 1 international best-selling memoir “Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal.” He is also the founder of Next Generation Nepal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families in Nepal. Since the organization’s inception, it has helped reconnect more than 500 children with their families.

“These grants are important because they give Kentucky residents, and particularly blossoming Kentucky writers, the opportunity to meet and explore the work of authors like Mr. Grennan,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director.

The grants cover the nine states in the South Arts region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.