The Key West Literary Seminar is pleased to announce the selection of its 2018 Teacher and Librarian Scholarship winners. Nineteen teachers and librarians from nine states and the Caribbean island of Dominica have been chosen to receive financial aid packages totaling $20,000.
This year’s award winners include teachers and professors at community colleges, city and state universities, and public and private middle and high schools. They teach subjects from English, literature, and writing, to film and Caribbean culture. Librarian winners work at colleges, high schools, and public libraries and specialize in outreach, academics, teen technology, media, genealogy, and more.
The scholarships will support their attendance at the 36th annual Key West Literary Seminar, “Writers of the Caribbean,” January 11-14, 2018, where they will be exposed to leading contemporary authors and expand their professional network. Scholarship recipients will also have the opportunity to meet with colleagues at the Monroe County Public Library and Key West High School.
The Key West Literary Seminar Scholarship Program aims to nourish a vibrant literary culture by providing support to a diverse group of teachers, librarians, readers, and writers. Since 2008, they have provided 470 individuals with nearly $460,000 in fee waivers and lodging and travel assistance.
For a complete list of winners and their bios, please visit http://www.kwls.org/news-updates/2018-scholarships/