P&P Live! Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Reading: Fiction

Upcoming Event
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 6:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

The third of three events celebrating Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominations, with this particular program representing the fiction category and moderated by Glory Edim.

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. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry honorees are selected in a juried competition. Join us to celebrate the 2020 nominees for nonfiction!

Nominees appearing for this virtual event include:

Ron A. Austin, Avery Colt is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar (Southeast Missouri State Univ Press)

Kalisha Buckhanon, Speaking of Summer (Counterpoint)

Jeffrey Colvin, Africaville (Amistad)

Sion Dayson, As a River (Jaded Ibis Press)

Rion Amilcar Scott, The World Doesn’t Require You (Liveright)

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, The Revisioners (Counterpoint)


All donations for this event will go towards the Hurston/Wright Foundation.

You can also support Politics and Prose Bookstore, the authors, and our virtual event series by purchasing a book from our website.

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always.

Click here to register for the Live! event.

P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Avery Colt is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar (Nilsen Prize for a First Novel Winner) By Ron A. Austin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732039919
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Southeast Missouri State Univ Press - October 1st, 2019

Speaking of Summer: A Novel By Kalisha Buckhanon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640093898
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Counterpoint - July 7th, 2020

Africaville: A Novel By Jeffrey Colvin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062913722
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Amistad - December 10th, 2019

As a River By Sion Dayson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938841101
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Jaded Ibis Press, LLC - September 3rd, 2019

The World Doesn't Require You: Stories By Rion Amilcar Scott Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631497889
Availability: Backordered
Published: Liveright - August 25th, 2020

The Revisioners: A Novel By Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640094260
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Counterpoint - August 18th, 2020

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