Barbara Helfgott Hyett Fellowship

In March, 2019, after receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, poet Barbara Helfgott Hyett retired from all teaching activities. Barbara taught full-time for 53 years, having been a professor or poet-in-residence at almost every high school and college in the Boston area, and the news of her sudden retirement has shocked and saddened the Greater Boston poetry community. 

More than 30 years ago, Barbara co-founded the Writers' Room of Boston. She loved to write there, in the quiet company of others, and she used the Room to write several of her books, especially "The Tracks We Leave" and "The Double Reckoning of Christopher Columbus."

The funds raised here will support a Fellowship at the Writers Room of Boston, to be awareded each year to a deserving writer with demonstrated financial need.

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  • leslie lawrence 
    • $23 
    • 1 mo
  • rita addison 
    • $200 
    • 5 mos
  • Kasha Gauthier 
    • $500 
    • 6 mos
  • IdaKate Codington 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Margaux Novak 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
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Fundraising team: PoemWorks (22)

Eric E. Hyett 
Organizer
Raised $3,046 from 22 donations
Brookline, MA
The Writers Room of Boston Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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Grey Held 
Team member
Raised $1,700 from 2 donations
Jonathan Aibel 
Team member
Raised $450 from 1 donation
Alexis Ivy 
Team member
Raised $264 from 4 donations
Myrna Patterson 
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