March 23, 2016
Roving Buffalo: Road Trippin’ from B’Mo to the 954

Horace Pippin (1888-1946), the African American self-taught painter, living in the outskirts of Philadelphia knew about snow. There in his depictions of harsh wintry weather is a chilling accuracy forecasting the 2016 blizzard this past winter in Baltimore we were calling “Snowzilla.” Instead of the horse and wagon as in Pippens painting, imagine a Mazda Miata covered  with the flurries and mush of wet snow, with bone-chilling air.

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March 22, 2016
The Caine Prize holds workshop in Zambia

Twelve writers from six African countries will convene at the Chaminuka Lodge near Lusaka for thirteen days (18 March – 29 March) to writ­­e, read and discuss work in progress and to learn from Jamal Mahjoub, the writer also known as Parker Bilal, and Ellah Wakatama Allfrey OBE, Caine Prize Deputy Chairperson, literary critic, editor and broadcaster.

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