"Bookmarks was named the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County’s newest funded partner on October 16, 2014 with a grant of $10,000. Jim Sparrow, Arts Council president and chief executive, and Dara Silver, director of member services and grants, announced the awards in a news conference at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Bookmarks was the only new group added this year and the first to be added since 2012. 

Bookmarks also received a $3,000 grant to support their Authors in Schools program through a Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education grant, and a $5,000 Innovative Project grant to support a new summer reading program, to be held in conjunction with authors who will come to Winston-Salem for the September 12, 2015 Festival of Books and Authors. 

“We are proud to join the roster of impressive organizations who are funded partners of the Arts Council,” said Ginger Hendricks, Bookmarks executive director. “The funds from the Arts Council will help us grow as an organization and reach more people through our programming. We also are excited about the potential for future collaborations between the literary arts and the visual and performing arts.”

Bookmarks is a literary arts nonprofit organization that engages, inspires, and connects readers with authors. This is achieved through the largest annual free book festival in North Carolina; Triad-based author talks; and the Authors in Schools program, which reaches 5,000 students annually. Visit for more information."

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