Hurston/Wright Foundation | A World of Black Writers
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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.


2017 Writers Week

In programs
Tiphanie Yanique, Marita Golden and Laila Lalami

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In programs
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.