The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation was founded in 1990 and is dedicated to discovering, mentoring and honoring Black writers. Through workshops for adult writers and teens, master classes, and readings, the organization preserves the voices of Black writers in the world literary canon, serves as a community for writers, and continues a tradition of literary excellence in storytelling established by its namesakes. The Legacy Awards honors the best in Black literature in America and around the globe. Join us for a reading by 2016 nominees James Hannaham, Ron Stodghill, Pamela Newkirk, Kyle Dargan, and Ross Gay.
Please note: Harriet A. Washington will not be able to attend the event. Her book, Infectious Madness, will still be on sale at the event.