ICYMI: The Last 2 Weeks in Black Writing (3/13 – 3/26)

– Stefanie Torres and Jennifer Colatosti recapped Kenton Rambsy’s Hall Center talk, “‘Characteristics of Negro Expression’: Digital Humanities and African American Short Stories.”

– Early in March at KU, former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey read poetry exploring the intersections of race, gender, science, and family.

– Buzzfeed staff member Tracy Clayton compiled some of Black Twitter’s best responses to Starbucks’ Race Together Initiative with #NewStarbucksDrinks.

– Book Riot recommended nonfiction reads for people who loved Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.

– Caryl Phillips (the subject of Jerry Ward’s post on Cambridge) talked to NPR about his new novel, The Lost Child, an updated take on Wuthering Heights.

Toni Morrison urged artists to create even under difficult and painful social conditions in an article for The Nation‘s 150th anniversary issue.