Congratulations Wayne State University
(Detroit, MI) The Meijer Foundation has announced a $500,000 grant to be paid over five years to support the Made in Michigan Writers Series, published by Wayne State University Press. The series was founded in 2006 with the conviction that Michigan’s literary talent deserved a wider readership, and that there was an audience for works by Michigan writers whether or not the subject matter was specific to the region. Since 2006, 24 books have been published in the series. Fourteen have won awards, including the short story collection American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell, which was a 2009 finalist for the National Book Award in fiction.
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.
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.
Full press release here.