Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award Winners Announced
February 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Celebrate Langston Hughes’ birthday, with a reading reception with birthday cake at the Lawrence Arts Center. Music will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the party at 7:00pm.
The winners of the 2017 Langston Hughes Award for writing are poet Mercedes Lucero and fiction writer Chloe Seim. Co-sponsored by the Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center, the award honors the work of Hughes who spent his childhood in Lawrence, Kansas. Each year, the $500 award is given to two writers to encourage and support Douglas County, Kansas residents who continue in Hughes’ tradition of portraying life experience through poetry and prose.