HBCU Fellow Friends

The AWP HBCU Fellowship Program provides travel and lodging funding for HBCU faculty and students to attend the annual AWP Conference & Bookfair, as well as honoraria for faculty and stipends for students. At each conference, a new cohort of fellows meets together and participates in specialized programming.

The program is funded in part by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, but the continuity of the program relies on additional support from program donors. You can help us sustain this program by donating to the AWP HBCU Fellowship Program fund. Supporters who donate $500 or more are recognized on our website as an HBCU Fellow Friend.

HBCU Fellow Friends


Dallas Hudgens


Joanne Leedom-Ackerman
Sean Bernard