The Department of Africana Studies will host the 2012 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop from June 3-16, 2012. Sponsored annually by the literary quarterly Callaloo, the two-week highly selective workshop will bring together new and emerging writers from around the United States and several other countries including Zambia, Canada, England and the Caribbean. Participants will come together daily for three-hour intensive instruction in the writing of poetry and fiction. There will be two public events taking place as part of the workshop. The first, June 5, will include readings from workshop leaders and renowned writers Vievee Francis, Gregory Pardlo, Maaza Mengiste, and Ravi Howard. The second event, June 12, will include readings by Michael Harper, professor of English at Brown and former Rhode Island poet laureate, and Percival Everett, nonfiction writer and professor of English at the University of Southern California. Both events begin at 6:30 p.m. in Churchill House, 155 Angell St.

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