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WTCC – Introduction to Grantwriting : Spring 2018


wake_tech2During this seven-week course, students learn the basics of writing a grant in an hands-on, workshop-style setting. We will cover the different components of grants, and learning to set and maintain a workable grant cycle, building a successful grants management program, tracking possibilities in the business community, and applying good storytelling to a successful program.

Introduction to Grantwriting is a non-credit course that is part of WTCC’s creative writing program.

It will be offered this spring:
April 5, 2018 – May 10, 2018
Thursdays from 6:30 – 9:30 PM


Dolly R. Sickles is a lifelong southerner with a penchant for storytelling. She worked for over a dozen years as a creative writer, graphic artist, photographer, PR and marketing guru, grantwriter, social advocate, and agent of change (or some combination therein) with McGraw-Hill, Inc., Nortel Networks, Theatre In The Park,, and the Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina. Her work as a freelance writer and photographer has appeared in Our State Magazine, The Apex Herald, The  Cary News, The Raleigh Digest, and a handful of industry publications. Since 20I4, she has taught two writing classes with Wake Technical Community College’s Career Development and Personal Enrichment Department. Her family relocated to Chatham County in 2016, and in 2017, she started teaching a class on writing for children with the Central Carolina Community College’s Continuing Education Creative Writing Program. During her three years as the Director of Public Affairs and Grantwriting with the Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina, she brought in over $4M in grant funding.

She is a Contributor for USA Today’s Happy Ever After. She also writes children’s books under the pseudonym Dolly Dozier, and romance books under the pseudonym Becky Moore.