Joe Di Prisco is Founding Chair of the Simpson Family Literary Project, a collaboration of the University of California, Berkeley, English Department and the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation.

The Simpson Family Literary Project fosters new literature, supports authors, and enhances the lives of readers, writers, educators, and students in diverse communities in California and the nation.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
The Simpson Family Literary Project promotes and nurtures creative writing by high-school age writers in and out of schools. The Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation and the University of California, Berkeley, English Department combine resources to serve readers and writers of all generations.

WRITER IN RESIDENCE
Each spring an internationally celebrated author is appointed Writer in Residence at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation. The author’s presence enriches and illuminates the lives of readers, writers, students and librarians throughout the Bay Area. 

THE SIMPSON FAMILY LITERARY PRIZE
The Simpson Literary Prize of $50,000 is awarded yearly to an author of fiction at the relatively middle stage of a burgeoning career.

To find out more about this dedicated and  worthy organization, visit the Simpson Family Literacy Project website.