At Written Word Media we believe that reading is a fundamental human right. That’s why we chose to partner with Book Harvest. 61% of America’s low-income children are growing up in homes without any books. Book Harvest’s mission is to dramatically alter that statistic to the positive. Their goal is to provide home libraries to every low-income child in Durham and beyond, and to demonstrate the benefits that accrue when children in poverty grow up with a wealth of books at home.
In its first four years, Book Harvest placed more than 265,000 donated books in the hands and homes of low-income children in the Triangle; an average of more than a thousand books a week. Written Word Media provides ongoing financial and in-kind support to Book Harvest.
At Written Word Media we value believe that black literary representation is important. That’s why we support the Hurston/Wright Foundation. The Hurston/Wright Foundation nurture Black writers through writing workshops, public readings, writing competitions and an annual awards ceremony. To date over 1,000 writers have participated in their small-group writing workshops.
At Written Word Media we believe that every author deserves a shot. That’s why we partner with the SPF Foundation to provide aspiring students the opportunity to get their indie author careers off to the best possible starts. The SPF Foundation provides four scholarships each year that provide aspiring indie authors with the full suite of resources they need to achieve success. Each scholarship includes Editing, formatting and cover design services, Immersive online marketing training and Promotion of their title to thousands of readers.