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H/W PROGRAMS

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.

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Writers Week

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TEEN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

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  • 2015 Legacy Award Nominations

    The Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards annually honor published works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry by Black writers published in the previous year. Recognized as a singular award from the Black writing community to its peers, the Legacy Awards each year recognizes members of the national and......

  • Hurston/Wright Announces the 2015 College Winners

    The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation announces the winners and honorable mentions in the 2015 Hurston/Wright Founding Members Award for College Writers. The Hurston/Wright Founding Members Award for College Writers is presented to college writers in the genres of fiction and poetry. The award, underwritten......

LEGACY AWARD CEREMONY

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.