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Lawrence organizations select Langston Hughes awards winners | CJ Online

Each year, the Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center collaborate to honor two Douglas County writers they feel encompass the spirit of Langston Hughes, an American poet, social activist, novelist and playwright who spent his childhood in Lawrence.

The Creative Writing Awards are given to those who continue in Hughes’ tradition of depicting lived experience in poetry and prose. Read more …


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February 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Langston Hughes Awards

Celebrate Langston Hughes’ birthday, with a reading reception for Langston Hughes Award winners, complete with … [more]