Hurston/Wright is the nation's resource center for writers, readers, and supporters of Black literature. And thanks to the generosity of organizations such as Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Publishers and Penguin Group USA, we provide services and guidance for Black writers and readers at every stage of their development. Our annual programs include the nation's only multi-genre summer residency workshop for writers of African descent with a tuition-free component for high school students; the first national award presented to published writers of African descent by their peers; an award for excellence to Black college writers; community awards to businesses, educators and/or cultural leaders that have demonstrated their commitment to African American literature; and a tuition-free writers workshop for high school students followed by monthly classroom and online instructions during the academic school year.
Once again we wish to give special thanks to our many supporters who include Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Group USA, Prince George's County Council Member Andrea Harrison, Council Member Eric Olson, and Council Member Mel Franklin, The National Harbor Community Outreach Grant Fund, Sankofa Books, and a host of individual donors for their generous support. For more information about Hurston/Wright visit our website at www.hurstonwright.org