See HRW in action
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.
Hampton Roads Writers is a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency. Click the Guidestar link to see how donations are used.
HRW is a proud member of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads and of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs
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 The Muse Writing Center in Norfolk and Priority Pest Services for their sponsorship of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Writers' conferences. Thanks, too, to Dr. Felix Kirven or Kirven Orthopedic Group PC for his generous support of the 2016 and 2017 writers conferences.
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 operating expenses grants in 2016 and 2017.
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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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