A Washington arts foundation, Artist Trust has awarded Erin Pringle-Toungate a writing fellowship. She is one of sixteen artists in Washington state to be awarded the honor, and one of eight in the literary arts category. Over 400 people applied for a fellowship. Artist Trust is a not-for-profit arts organization that supports regional artists in their pursuits.
"Fellowships award $7,500 to practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability." ~from the Artist Trust website
To read the list of other winning artists, please see the Artist Trust website or the press release in The Seattle Times.
Needless to say, she's very pleased and will be able to finish Midwest in Memoriam completely this summer and make a deep start into a new book. A new book? It's dazzling to consider.