The Rona Jaffe Foundation  //  Celebrating 25 Years of Supporting Emergent Women Writers

© 2019 The Rona Jaffe Foundation  •  All Rights Reserved

site design :: karteblanchestudio

Past Speakers

We are grateful and fortunate to have some of our country’s most distinguished women writers support our program by speaking at our annual awards celebration. They have used this opportunity to speak about their own journeys as creative artists and share their thoughts about the importance of supporting women’s voices in our culture.

  • 2019: Jacqueline Woodson
  • 2018: Tayari Jones
  • 2017: Rivka Galchen
  • 2016: Cristina García
  • 2015: Tracy K. Smith
  • 2014: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
  • 2013: Joan Wickersham
  • 2012: Kate Walbert
  • 2011: Edith Pearlman
  • 2010: Jane Brox
  • 2009: Elizabeth Alexander
  • 2008: Elizabeth Strout
  • 2007: Joan Silber
  • 2006: Allegra Goodman
  • 2005: Gish Jen
  • 2004: Kathryn Davis
  • 2003: Sharon Olds
  • 2002: Patricia Bosworth
  • 2000: Sigrid Nunez
  • 1999: Meg Wolitzer
  • 1998: Honor Moore
  • 1997: Mary Gordon
  • 1996: Katha Pollitt
  • 1995: Francine Prose