Partnerships and Collaborative Ventures
The Council seeks to build long-term relationships with statewide associations that
serve writers as well as partnerships to facilitate events that expand opportunities
for Alabama writers and the reading public.
For example, the Council provides funding for the Alabama Writers’ Forum and its
programs that promote Alabama writers and writing through events, publications,
a high school literary contest and scholarship program and partnerships with educational
The Council also funds the annual Alabama Book Festival, an statewide literary event
that brings readers, writers, poets, scholars and industry professionals together
at Old Alabama Town in Montgomery each April.