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The Burdine Johnson Foundation Awards Torch Literary Arts a 2022 Grant



Torch Literary Arts is thrilled to announce that The Burdine Johnson Foundation has awarded TORCH a 2022 grant. These funds will support our fall 2022 programs including the Wildfire Reading Series, workshops, and artist fees for Monthly and Friday Features. We are grateful to receive their generous support that helps us fulfill our mission to create advancement opportunities for Black women writers.


Every bit helps! If you or someone you know would like to invest in TORCH and the Black women writers we serve, email contact @ torchliteraryarts.org or click the button to donate.

Motivated by the desire to enhance the quality of life for those in Hays County and Central Texas, the Burdine Johnson Foundation awards grants to local charitable organizations involving the arts, education, health and human services, the environment and historic preservation.


Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. TORCH has featured work by Toi Derricotte, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats.

Help TORCH continue to publish and promote Black women writers by donating today.