The Meijer Foundation announces significant support for the Made in Michigan Writers Series at Wayne State University PressMay 1, 2012
"At Meijer our future is closely tied to the vitality of our great state, cultural and otherwise," said Hank Meijer, co-chairman. "'Made in Michigan' means a lot to us, from the products on our shelves to the literary achievements of Michigan writers. We value Wayne State's commitment to this series and are pleased to help sustain it."
The Meijer Foundation's generous grant will fund an endowment for the series, securing its long-term viability and growth. Plans include expanding the outreach of authors through travel and partnerships, starting an annual contest to nurture unpublished Michigan writers, and increasing the number of titles published each year. In addition to being published as printed books, all titles in the Made in Michigan Writers Series are available electronically; the Meijer grant will ensure that e-books in the series are available in the widest number of formats and outlets.
"On behalf of everyone at Wayne State University, I'd like to express my gratitude to The Meijer Foundation for this generous gift," said Wayne State President Allan Gilmour. "This gift is the largest ever made to the Wayne State Press, and it will ensure that deserving Michigan authors are given the opportunities they deserve."
The Meijer Foundation, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was established in 1990 by Fred Meijer. It has supported a number of charitable causes including the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, the Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center, and numerous trail projects throughout Michigan.
For more information about the Made in Michigan Writers Series, contact Sarah Murphy, promotions manager, Wayne State University Press, (313) 577-6077 phone; (313) 577-6131 fax; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the WSU Press, visit wsupress.wayne.edu.
Visit wsupress.wayne.edu/Series/Made-in-Michigan-Writers for a list of books and authors in the series.
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