Walter E. Washington Convention Center | February 9, 2017
Episode 155: Celebrating the Hurston/Wright Foundation: Twenty-Seven Years of Literary Legacy
(Laurie Jean Cannady, Yona Harvey, Darlene Taylor, A. Van Jordan, Dereck Rodriguez) Before articles decrying the limited opportunities for writers of color in publishing, there was Hurston/Wright, discovering, mentoring, and honoring African American writers. For more than a quarter of a century, Hurston/Wright has fostered a rigorous, nurturing space for writers at varying stages. This celebratory panel includes Hurston/Wright award winners, former workshop participants and faculty, and the current board chair, as they honor the legacy of this essential DC organization.
Published Date: August 23, 2017