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H/W PROGRAMS

The Hurston/Wright Foundation provides multiple workshops and classes to serve emerging and midcareer writers in the genres of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Adult writers receive intensive instruction and feedback from acclaimed authors, teachers and publishing experts in these craft-focused seminars.

Naadiya Montgomery, Tiphanie Yanique and Dionne Peart, Writers Week 2017

2018 Writers Week

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Tiphanie Yanique, Marita Golden and Laila Lalami

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LEGACY AWARD CEREMONY
OCTOBER 20, 2017

The Hurston/Wright Foundation’s annual Legacy Awards Ceremony honors the best in Black literature in the United States and around the globe. The gala, held in Washington, D.C., is one of the brightest nights in the literary community. The first Legacy Awards ceremony was held in 2002 to celebrate the trailblazers who paved a way for generations of Black writers and to honor excellence in literature by Black writers. The program includes merit awards determined by the Board of Directors, a juried competition for debut fiction, fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and recognition of college writers. Stars of the literary community also pay tribute to the foundation’s namesakes, Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright.