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    Congratulations to the winners of the 3 FREE writing contests that were part of HRW's Eleventh Annual Writers' Conference (2019).

    2019 Nonfiction Prize:
    1st Place - Judith Fowler
    2nd Place - Hollie Sessoms
    3rd Place - D. M. Frech
    Hon. Mention - Jean Hendrickson

    2019 Fiction Prize:
    1st Place - Kate Ota
    2nd Place - Karl Bogott
    3rd Place - Bradley Barrett
    Hon. Mention - Victoria Lavallee

    2019 Poetry Prize:
    1st Place - Pamela Brothers Denyes
    2nd Place - Sandy Robinette
    3rd Place - Evelyn Wagoner
    Hon. Mention - Heather Barrett

    Want to honor or memorialize someone special? For a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE contribution of $1,000 or more, you can endow HRW's 2020 FICTION, NONFICTION, or POETRY Prizes in that person's name.

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    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 Towne Bank, The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk and Priority Pest Services for their sponsorship of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Writers conferences. Thanks, too, to Dr. Felix Kirven of Kirven Orthopedic Group PC for his generous support of the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 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, 2017, and 2018.





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