The Hurston/Wright Foundation Debuts “A World of Black Writers” Podcast
Podcast will explore the journey of exemplary authors, their work, and writing craft
To celebrate its 16th Annual Legacy Awards Ceremony, the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation is debuting A World of Black Writers– a new podcast dedicated to notable books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and the Black writers who create them.
“Through this new podcast, Hurston/Wright invites readers and writers to explore the vast literary landscape created by Black writers and to learn about the skill, resources and paths they used to develop their work,” said Deborah Heard, executive director of the Hurston/Wright Foundation.
Available for listeners starting today, A World of Black Writers is launching with a series of interviews from the 2017 Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards nominees, including poet Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib – author of The Crown Ain’t Worth Much (Button Poetry), journalist Gary Younge — Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives (Nation Books), and novelist Jacqueline Woodson — Another Brooklyn (Amistad).
Added Ms. Heard, “A World of Black Writers give authors not only an occasion to spotlight their work, but also
gives avid readers, supporters of Black writers, and future writers an opportunity to further understand and enjoy both the content, creativity, and diversity of their work.”
Episodes of A World of Black Writers will be featured on hurstonwright.org, and are available to stream and
download on iTunes and SoundCloud.