Ends in 5 days, 12 hours $30.00

Hurston/Wright Writers' Week – August 5th -11th 2017 -- is open to published and unpublished Black writers.

Fiction workshop will be led by Tiphanie Yanique

Nonfiction workshop will be led by Sheri Booker

Poetry workshop will be led by Kyle Dargan

The week will include critiques, craft talks, panel discussions and public readings.


Classes will be held on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.


Submission Format:

For fiction, 20 pages maximum, using Times New Roman, 12 point type, double-spaced with 1-inch margins.

For poetry, 3 poems.

Provide a title page that includes the author’s name. Number the pages.

Include a cover letter with information about your writing life and citations of any published work.


Deadline: June 1st.

Application fee: $30

Apply to one workshop only.

Previous attendees are eligible to apply.

You will receive notification of acceptance by June 19th.


Tuition: $700.00. A nonrefundable deposit of $150 is due within 2 weeks of notification of acceptance into the workshop. The remaining $550 balance is due by July 17th.


Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel after paying the full tuition, $350 will be returned to you if you notify the foundation before July 24th. After that date, the full tuition is forfeited. In addition, Hurston/Wright reserves the right to close the submission period or cancel a session based on the number of applications. Applicants will be notified immediately and any payments will be returned.


Classes start at 9 a.m. most days; a detailed schedule will be provided upon acceptance. Lunch will be provided each day. Housing will not be provided, but the foundation has made arrangements for a special discount rate at a local hotel.