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Old 01-13-2018, 02:19 AM
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I am glad to hear that he cares about communicating with at least some of those who have supported the conference in the past. Thanks for sharing that, Gail.
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So ... what happens to that $2 Million if (when?) the Conference fails??
Does the University get it?

Or could the Poetry Center move somewhere else - a different college or university, say - and take the endowment ?

I too wish Jesse Waters well, of course.
He's clearly trying to do what's best to keep the Conference on course.

But ... sure looks like an uphill battle.

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A good portion of the NEH matching grant is in the endowment. The NEH grant was to establish the Poetry Center at WCU. Also, a good number of the donors are local. Thus, the university and/or the foundation are obligated to keep the conference going. If the conference fails, the financial question will doubtless have to be settled by lawyers, which I assume will involve the DoJ as this was a federal grant.
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