Congratulations to the 2022 Langston Hughes Awards Winners!

We are proud to announce this year’s winners of the 2022 Langston Hughes Award for creative writing.  Poet Faith Maddox and fiction writer Brett Salsbury will be  celebrated at an event at the Lawrence Arts Center that include a reading of their work at 7pm on February 1st, 2022.

Co-sponsored by the Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center, the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards honor the work of Hughes who spent his childhood in Lawrence, Kansas. Each year, the award is given to two writers to encourage and support Douglas County residents who continue in Hughes’ tradition of portraying life experience through poetry and prose.

AThe event honoring this year’s Creative Writing Award winners with a reading of their work will be held on Langston Hughes’ 120th birthday, 7pm Thursday, February 1st, 2022 at the Lawrence Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.