Hurston/Wright Foundation 13th Annual Legacy Award

The Hurston/Wright Foundation has announced the nominations for the 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A winner and two finalists in each category will be honored at the 13th annual Legacy Award Ceremony on Friday, October 24, at the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C.

Wil Haygood, award-winning biographer and journalist, will serve as master of ceremonies and the program will also feature special guest Nikki Giovanni, the author of the most popular book in Teaching for Change Bookstore, Hip Hop Speaks to Children.

Named for literary geniuses, Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the Hurston/Wright Foundation was established to be a resource center for training and a gateway to ensure the unique experience and voice of African Americans in literature. The Legacy Awards have recognized literary and arts achievement in the black diaspora for almost a quarter century.

Tickets for the 13th Annual Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards can be purchased online at www.hurstonwright.org. Teaching for Change is honored to be the on-site bookseller for the Legacy Awards ceremony and will feature titles from all of the nominees.

Will Haygood, Master of Ceremonies

Will Haygood, Master of Ceremonies

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Nikki Giovanni, Special Guest

Hurston/Wright Foundation co-founder and Interim Executive Director Marita Golden said of the 2104 nominations, “Once again the judges for the Legacy Award have nominated a stellar group of books by writers who represent a wide and diverse spectrum of publishers and readers. These nominees are evidence of the quality and vibrancy of Black writing.”

Fiction Nominees

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Nonfiction Nominees

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Poetry Nominees

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Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 |

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