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African American writers needed

Submissions from African American writers needed for summer workshop
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WASHINGTON, D.C. ( Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Writers' Week summer workshop for black writers. It is the nation's only multigenre summer writer's workshop for writers of African descent with a tuition-free component for high school students. The workshop is scheduled to be held on the campus of American University in Washington, D.C. from July 16 to July 22.

The week brings together black writers from around the U.S., as well as black writers from the Caribbean, Africa and Europe, who create a nurturing, safe space to discuss their work, its meaning, and unique aesthetics. Hurston/Wright Writers' Week is distinguished by the diversity of the writers it attracts: published, unpublished, college students, high school students, seniors, retirees and professionals-all chosen to participate in the week on the strength of their writing.

"The Hurston/Wright Writers' Week workshop allows black writers to create a space where our unique story is completely understood," said Marita Golden, founder of the Hurston/Wright Foundation. "Participants build relationships with mentors and become part of a supportive community that sustains them long after the week has ended."

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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