The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award honors the best in Black literature in the United States and around the globe. Introduced in 2001, the Legacy Award was the first national award presented to Black writers by a national organization of Black writers. First fiction, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry honorees are selected in a juried competition. Join us to congratulate the 2017 nominees. Honorees speaking at this event will include Jacqueline Woodson, Patricia Bell-Scott, Ibram X. Kendi, and other nominees.