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Dr. Ben Drew Kimpel

Established in 1984, the Porter Fund Literary Prize is a non-profit organization supporting Arkansas writers and poets.The Porter Prize was founded in honor of Dr. Ben Kimpel.

Watch the 35th Anniversary of the Porter Prize Gala Video

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Jo McDougall

2021 Porter Prize Winner Announced

Jen Fawkes Fiction

The Porter Fund offers an annual $5,000 scholarship to a student in the University of Central Arkansas MFA Creative Writing Program

2021 scholarship winners

Morgan Adams

All contributions are tax-deductible and can be made by contacting Phillip McMath at (501) 396-5416.

Co-founders of the Porter Fund are Jack Butler and Phillip McMath.


The Porter Fund Board of Directors:

Jack Butler
Phillip McMath
Jo McDougall
Hope Coulter
Hon. Morris Arnold
Grif Stockley
Werner Trieschmann
Trenton Lee Stewart
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