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    Congratulations to the winners of the 3 FREE writing contests that were part of HRW's eighth Annual Writers' Conference.

    2016 Nonfiction Prize:
    1st Place - Cindy Carlson
    2nd Place - Kathy Hessmer
    3rd Place - Jessica Kelley
    Hon. Mention - Linda Cobb

    2016 Fiction Prize:
    1st Place - Karen McSpadden
    2nd Place - Frank Milligan
    3rd Place - Dr. Randy Ferrance
    Hon. Mention - Theresa Nitz

    2016 Poetry Prize:
    1st Place - Skip Keith
    2nd Place - Evelyn Wagoner
    3rd Place - Frank Milligan
    Hon. Mention - Jeanette Cheezum
    Hon. Mention - Barbara Carlson

    Want to honor or memorialize someone special? For a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE contribution of $1,000 or more, you can endow HRW's 2017 FICTION, NONFICTION, or POETRY Prizes in that person's name.

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    HRW is a proud member of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads
    and of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs

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    Hampton Roads Writers

    Hampton Roads Writers, Inc. is a nonprofit, Virginia Beach, Virginia-based group of professional and aspiring writers, friends, and supporters of the arts who have joined together to promote the craft and passion of writing and the love of reading and literature in Virginia. We aim to encourage readers and writers of all ages and talents, as well as acknowledge and celebrate awareness of local and contemporary authors and their work. We serve as a resource to our community by creating and supporting literary events throughout the Hampton Roads area.

    HRW thanks TowneBank and The Muse Writing Center in Norfolk and Priority Pest Servicesfor their sponsorship of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Writers' conferences. Thanks, too, to Kirven Orthopedic Group PC and to Mark Lumer for their generous support of the 2016 writers' conference.

    We'd also like to thank Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission
    for a small grant in support of HRW's 2011 writers' conference and the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts for the generous supporting grant in 2010 and an operating expenses grant in 2016.

    As of 3-25-2013, HRW's mailing address has changed to:
    Hampton Roads Writers
    P.O. Box 56228
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456

    Visitors since February 9, 2008

    In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, HRW does not discriminate against persons with physical or mental disabilities and makes every effort to accommodate anyone who needs special assistance to partake of HRW sponsored activities.

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