The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation: A World of Black Writers

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Hurston/Wright Foundation

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Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright knew the importance of writing our stories -- giving voice to our perspectives and retelling our dreams. Since 1990 the Hurston/Wright Foundation has created a space to nurture Black writers.

With workshops, public readings, and an awards ceremony, the foundation helps writers produce quality literature, celebrates excellence, and connects readers with writers.

• More than 1,000 writers have studied in our workshops.
• 92 college students have been honored, with dozens going on to publish books
• Over 300 books have been selected as Legacy Award honorees.
• And more than 2,000 readers have attended free events with authors.

“I’m really grateful for this organization. I’m grateful for spaces like this, for supporting Black work. And not only that but for creating communities for us as well.”
Cheswayo Mphanza, 2017 College Award Winner for Poetry.

We want to do more. With your help, we can.
The Hurston/Wright Foundation – discovering, mentoring, and honoring Black writers