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Event: Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival

Event: New Orleans Literary Festival

Location: New Orleans, LA

Description: The 2013 Festival features literary panel discussions, theatrical performances, master classes for individuals desiring a more intensive “one-on-one” opportunity with a notable expert in writing or the arts, and a variety of other events, including our Scholars’ Conference, “Drummer and Smoke” music program, Literary Late Night Series, as well as literary walking tours and food events.

 Tennessee Williams/
New Orleans Literary Festival
938 Lafayette St., Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113
504.581.1144 | 800.990.FEST

Start Date: 2013-03-20
End Date: 2013-03-24

http://www.tennesseewilliams.net/festival/program

Event: Virginia Festival of the Book

Event: Virginia Festival of the Book

Date: Mar. 20-24

Location: Charlottesville, VA

For more information, visit: http://www.vabook.org/index.html/

Description:

Virginia Festival of the Book , March 20-24,2013, Charlottesville, VA  sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. The Virginia Festival of the Book is a 5-day festival of mostly free literary events that are open to the public as we honor book culture and promote reading and literacy. On the program:

The Honorable John Lewis (D-GA 5) and Olympian John Carlos will participate in “American Icons: A Conversation with John Lewis and John Carlos,” on Saturday, March 23, 8:00 pm, in the Paramount Theater.

African American Biographies: Americans Who Changed History

Sat. March 23rd, 2013 – 12:00 PM

Featuring Wayne Dawkins (City Son: Andrew W. Cooper’s Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn), Anne S. Pruitt-Logan (Faithful to the Task at Hand: The Life of Lucy Diggs Slowe), and Valerie C. Cooper (Maria Stewart, The Bible & The Right of African Americans).

See more at: http://www.vabook.org/site13/program/details.php?eventID=75#sthash.YAJu5Q9b.dpuf

Event: Hurston/Wright Writers’ Week Workshop

Title: Hurston/Wright Writers’ Week Workshop

Location: Howard University, Washington, DC
Description: Writers’ Week is the nation’s only multi-genre workshop for Black writers. Hurston/Wright workshops provide a nurturing, safe space where you can discuss your work, its meaning and its unique aesthetic. During the workshop, you not only get to meet and gather ideas from fellow writers, you will also learn writing techniques from published authors. During one-on-one sessions with your instructor, he or she will provide you with invaluable feedback about your work and the craft of writing.

Dates to Remember

April 3, 2013 – Submission deadline
April 8, 2013 – Notification emails will be emailed
April 22, 2013 – $100 non-refundable deposit is required
June 3, 2013 – Final payment is due

For more information, visit: http://www.hurstonwright.org/index.html
Start Date: 20013-07-14
End Date: 2013-07-19

Event: Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

Title: Hurston/Wright Legacy Award
Location: Bowie, MD
Link out: Click here
Description: We are requesting submissions for the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award (see below for details). The submission deadline is November 23, 2012.

The 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Winners/Finalists will be announced in December.

The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award is the first national award presented to published writers of African descent by the national community of Black writers. This award, consists of prizes for the highest quality writing in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry.

For more information, visit http://www.hurstonwright.org/ProgramsAwards/legacy.html
Start Date: 20012-09-01
End Date: 2012-11-23