J O I N   U S   A T   T H E

12th Annual

Hurston/Wright Legacy Award



Honoring excellence in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by Black writers

Friday, October 25, 2013

7:00PM Award Ceremony

Followed by Dessert Pavilion


Carnegie Library

801 K Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

Hosted by

Dolen Perkins-Valdez​

Special Guests Include

Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate

Wil Haygood, Author of the Article that Inspired the Film "The Butler"

Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitizer-Prize Winning Author of The Warmth of Other Suns

Sonia Sanchez, Renowned Poet, Activist,  Scholar and Teacher

Edward P. Jones, Pulitizer-Prize Winning Author of The Known World


$125 Individual Ticket Cost





To purchase tickets via check or money order *mail payments to:

Hurston/Wright Foundation

12138 Central Avenue, Suite 953

Bowie, MD 20721


*Include your name, address, phone and email address with your payment.

Purchase Tickets

Need to make a hotel reservation?

Contact Henley Park Hotel

926 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20001


Ask for the Hurston/Wright Foundation block to receive discounted

room rates: Standard Rooms $149 and Deluxe Rooms $169. 


Reservations are filled on a first-come, first served basis. Hotel reates do not include local taxes. Reservations made after October 10, 2013 will be accepted on a space available basis at the best available rate. 



If you are unable to attend please consider making a donation. Your support continues the Foundation's work which discovers, develops and mentors African American adult and teen writers.