Literary Event Grants of Georgia (LEGG) exists to provide funding to nonprofit organizations for literary events in Georgia counties, excluding Fulton, Cobb, and Dekalb. Organizations may apply for individual grants from $50 up to $250 to be used for writers’ fees. Grant awards are for writers’ fees only. Writers must be listed in the Georgia Writers' Registry (GWR) to receive LEGG funding.
The Georgia Writers Association would like to thank the Margaret Mitchell House for allowing us this opportunity to serve Georgia's diverse literary community by managing LEGG and the GWR. We look forward to providing literary venues the opportunity to host Georgia's published authors.
What is the purpose of LEGG?
LEGG’s mission is to support Georgia’s writers and build audiences for their work. This mission is served by providing support for quality literary arts events throughout the state, and especially in underserved communities. Fulton, Cobb, and Dekalb counties are excluded from the LEGG program at this time; literary events in these counties are currently funded by Poets & Writers.
Who can apply for a LEGG?
Organizations that sponsor workshops, readings, or presentations in the state of Georgia, may apply for Literary Events Grants of Georgia (LEGG).
How much LEGG funding can I apply for?
LEGG grants of $50-$250 for readings, presentations, workshops, or performances are given directly to the author you select from the Georgia Writers' Registry.
How do I apply for LEGG?
Fill out the attached application and return it 8 weeks prior to your event to Georgia Writers Association. Contact LEGG Administrator, Dr. Margaret Walters for more information.
How do I find a qualified author?
Visit the Georgia Writers' Registry to view a list of eligible writers. You must select your author before you apply for a grant.
Find Writers for Your Event - The Georgia Writers' Registry