With a belief that human essence and liberty are advanced through
creative, journalistic, and scholarly writings in all cultures, and with
the appreciation that African writers are particularly challenged in the
process of developing and transmitting their works, AWE is committed to
supporting the telling of the African story by Africans, in their own
AWE Shall raise funds to accomplish the following goals:
Support the efforts of African writers in the development of their
craft, publication of their works, and the introduction of the said
works to the world market of ideas.
2. Create better research
understanding of, interest in, and patronage of works
by African writers.
3. Recognize and celebrate
outstanding contributions of African writers in the
field of letters and in world leadership.
Sponsorships for AWE's activities and programs, and partnerships with
corporations, foundations, and individuals are central to the operations
of the corporation.
Corporations shall be approached to make an annual commitment to AWE in
the form of donations of money, products and/or services. Corporations
that donate $10,000 or more shall be listed in AWE's publications as
corporate partners. For $50,000 or more per year, a corporation shall be
listed as AWE's corporate sponsor.
In furtherance of the effort to build credible profile for AWE, noted
and celebrated people of African heritage (writers and non-writers
alike), are sought as members of AWE's Board of Advisors.
Writers and non-writers may become supporting members of AWE. Members
shall receive subscriptions to AWE's newsletter, and receive
announcement of AWE's activities. Annual membership fee is $50 (subject
to change by the Board of Trustees), $15 for students.
African Writers Academy:
This is a body of published African writers who serve as a pool of
reviewers for entries in AWE's African Writers Publication Grants
ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS ---
The AWE Grant Program shall be the major
and primary function of AWE. On an annual basis, a competitive program
in which African writers submit unpublished manuscripts for grants
consideration, shall be organized. Members of the African Writers
Academy shall be the reviewers of such submissions. The funds available
for this project shall determine the number of grants each year and the
amount of each grant. Grant winners shall agree to have their winning
submissions published by publishers approved by the Board of Trustees of
Annual African Writers
Conference and Awards:
The African Writers Conference and Awards
shall be an annual confab for African writers. Workshops, seminars, and
round table discussions would be organized as part of the activities of
the conference. AWE Awards shall be presented as part of the conference.
African Writers in Residence:
This program shall be designed to place African writers as guest
lecturers or students at some educational institutions in the US for a
defined term. The placements could be at colleges and universities or at
African Writers Directory or Registry:
A directory of African writers from all over the world shall be
developed and maintained by AWE. There shall be no cost for writers to
have their names listed, but more elaborate prof1les of writers can be
placed in the directory at cost. Copies of the directory would be
obtained at cost, except for Supporting Members and all partners of AWE,
who shall receive the directory free of charge.
This is the official newsletter of AWE, Inc. It shall be distributed to
Trustees, partners, advisors, advertisers, supporting members of AWE,
and the general public.
|Dr. Ugorji O. Ugorji
AFRICAN WRITERS ENDOWMENT, INC
2025 Princeton Pike, Suite 2C, Lawrenceville,
New Jersey 08648.