Brian Booth Writers’ Fund
The Brian Booth Writers’ Fund supports and honors the creation of new work here in Oregon. Make your investment in the creative future of Oregon today.
The Brian Booth Writers’ Fund is an endowment of Literary Arts and is managed by the Oregon Community Foundation. The Fund provides an ongoing, annual source of support for the Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships program, which in turn provides financial support and public recognition to some of Oregon’s most talented writers.
Make a Gift
Make your gift today and invest in the creative future of Oregon. Our goal is to raise $2 million in order to provide permanent funding for our state’s writers and publishers through the Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships.
We welcome gifts of cash, multi-year pledges, securities, bequests, life insurance, IRAs, other retirement fund assets, and more.
- Make a donation online or download the pledge form (PDF).
- Find information on how to make a legacy gift or how to donate stocks, bonds, or mutual funds to Literary Arts.
- For more information, please contact Deputy Director Lydah DeBin at 503.227.2583 ext. 106 or at email@example.com.
“For thirty years, Literary Arts’ grants have made things possible—writing time, a workspace, a new computer, a research trip—filling essential needs and offering Oregon writers the invaluable knowledge that their community supports and honors their work.”Ursula K. Le Guin, Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships winner
“Look, Oregon has hatched and housed some of the greatest writers in American history, but there will be more and greater ones coming, and the Brian Booth Writers’ Fund will give them a way to gather, to elevate each other, to tell the stories that might well change the world. The right stories do that, if we give them a chance.”Brian Doyle, Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient and author of Mink River
“Years ago now, Brian [Booth] catalyzed a formal awareness of Oregon’s contributions to a national literature and provided Oregon’s writers, especially, with a sense of community. Today, Literary Arts represents the apotheosis of Brian’s vision to provide state-wide support for writing, reading, and the public presentation of literary ideas and ideals. […] We can imagine that Brian […] is touched and pleased that the community he worked so hard to bring to life chose to honor him with this fund.”Barry Lopez, Oregon Book Awards winner and National Book Award winner for Arctic Dreams
“Brian. Booth. These two words are a synonym for vision and advocacy. When I say Brian’s name, I know I’m speaking the language of ideals realized through remarkable resolve and generosity. Now we who admire him have a way to fittingly honor him: the Brian Booth Writers’ Fund—a trust created to perpetuate the literary programs he founded.”Barry Lopez, Oregon Book Awards winner and National Book Award winner for Arctic Dreams
“Literary Arts plays an essential role in the thriving literary community in Oregon, and it’s so important that their work continues.”Cheryl Strayed, Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient and Oregon Book Award winner for Wild
“Oregon has hatched and housed some of the greatest writers in American history, but there will be more and greater ones coming, and the Brian Booth Writers’ Fund will give them a way to gather, to elevate each other, to tell the stories that might well change the world. The right stories do that, if we give them a chance.”Brian Doyle, Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient and author of Mink River
A Visionary Oregonian
Brian Booth was a visionary Oregonian who helped build some of the state’s most important cultural institutions. With the help of William Stafford, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ken Kesey, and other iconic writers, Booth created the Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships program in 1987 “to assist Pacific Northwest writers and promote the literary arts in the Northwest.”
Brian Booth Writers’ Fund Honor Roll
Ray & Jean Auel
Gwyneth Gamble Booth
Tom Booth & Megan Holden
Nancy & Roderick Boutin
Charles & Lyn Cameron
Joan Cirillo & Roger Cooke
The Concordia Foundation
Rocky & Julie Strasser Dixon
Bart & Jill Eberwein
Carol Edelman Gale Family Trust
Gray Family Fund
The Estate of Dorothy D. Hirsch
In memory of Dorothy D. Hirsch
Bob & Ceil Huntington
Phil & Penny Knight
Laurell Swails Trust
Ursula & Charles Le Guin
Literary Arts Board of Directors
The Mancini Family
Phillip M. Margolin
Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund
Anne Mendel & Mark Henry
Lora & Jim Meyer
The Neuner Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation
Katherine O’Neil & Toby Graff
Corrine Oishi & Lindley Morton
Jan & Steve Oliva
Diane Ponti & Ward Greene
Amy Prosenjak & Steven Guy
Halle M. Sadle
Robert D. Scanlan
Spark Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation
Storms Family Foundation
T onkon T orp LLP
William & Helen Jo Whitsell
Dan Wieden & Priscilla Bernard Wieden