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

    2015 Nonfiction Prize:
    1st Place - Susan Okaty
    2nd Place - Frank Milligan
    3rd Place - Phyllis Stewart-Ruffin
    Hon. Mention - Midori Bamba

    2015 Fiction Prize:
    1st Place - Nealy Gihan
    2nd Place - Michael Rigg
    3rd Place - Rita Budrionis
    Hon. Mention - Rae Spencer

    2015 Poetry Prize:
    1st Place - Kay Brownlow
    2nd Place - Sharon Poch
    3rd Place - Judith Fowler
    Hon. Mention - Frank Milligan

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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 TowneBank and The Muse Writing Center in Norfolk for their sponsorship of the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 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.

    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 accomodate anyone who might need special assistance to partake of HRW sponsored activities.

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