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Meet our Emcee


We are excited to announce that Stacy Hawkins Adams will emcee Voices for Virginia's Children's  inaugural Amplify Awards ceremony and reception.

Stacy Hawkins Adams is a multi-published author, freelance writer and former columnist whose body of work has infused readers with confidence in their own stories for three decades. She is also a longtime community volunteer and former board chair of Voices for Virginia’s Children, whose commitment to advocating for women and children through her writing and volunteerism has been formally recognized by the YWCA, Style Weekly and others. She currently serves on the board of St. Andrew’s School, a K-5 tuition-free independent school based in the heart of Richmond.

A former Richmond Times-Dispatch social issues reporter and columnist, she has penned nine women’s fiction novels, one nonfiction devotional book and a compilation of original quotes and musings. Her novel Watercolored Pearls has been a featured title in college coursework; Dreams That Won’t Let Go was a Library of Virginia Literary Awards finalist; Coming Home was a Target stores "Recommended Read" and The Someday List was an Essence magazine bestseller. She recently led the members of Focused Writers, a mentee group she founded, through the process of writing and publishing an anthology of personal essays titled On Womanhood.


Stacy occasionally teaches writing classes at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and at conferences nationwide. Beyond the literary and storytelling world, she is a strategic communications professional. Learn more at

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