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The Hurston/Wright Foundation provides multiple workshops to serve emerging and midcareer writers in the genres of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Adult writers at all-stages of their writing careers learn from award-winning and acclaimed writers in these craft-focused seminars. Depending on class size and availability, participants submit work for critique in an intimate workshop setting.


2016 Writers Week

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Tiphanie Yanique, Marita Golden and Laila Lalami

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The Hurston/Wright Foundation’s annual Legacy Awards Gala is one of the brightest nights in the literary community.  The first Legacy Awards ceremony was held in 2001  to celebrate the trailblazers who paved a way for generations of Black writers and to honor excellence in literature by Black writers. The honors include merit awards  determined by the Board of Directors, juried competition in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and recognition of college writers. Stars of the literary community join the Hurston/Wright Foundation with tributes to Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, as well as recognitions of other giants who ensure that Black literature is available, accessible and the tradition of writing continues.