ZCCD 







ZIMBABWE CULTURAL CENTRE IN DETROIT’Smission is to educate, archive, & promote the arts & culture of Zimbabwe. We continuously strive to encourage strong ties between culture-producers & residents in Zimbabwe, Detroit, & abroad, acting as catalysts for critical artistic production as well as cultural exchange between communities.



  

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Writers Exchange







   

The first ZCCD Wrietrs Exchange was at Public Pool for the Kumusha exhibit pictured above.  ZCCD invited Steve Hughes with the Good Tyme Writer's Buffet (Detroit) and Tawanda Mudzonga (Harare) to both curate in writers from their respectful regions to read each other’s writings. On October 5, 2013, Detroit writers read the works of the Zimbabwean writers in Public Pool. 

The Harare writers were Tendekai Tati, Jerry Mugweni, Batsirai Chigama, Ngonidzashe Tapiwa aka Upmost, and Tawanda Mudzonga. The Detroit writers were Lynn Crawford, Tom Clynes, Christine Hume, Katie Grace McGowan, Tom McCartan, and Steve Hughes.

Then on January 31, 2014, Zimbabwean writers read the work of Detroit writers at Delta Gallery in Harare seen live through skype in Detroit at ZCCD during the Kunusha exhibit in Zimbabwe.





Then on January 31, 2014, Zimbabwean writers read the work of Detroit writers at Delta Gallery in Harare seen live through skype in Detroit at ZCCD during the Kunusha exhibit in Zimbabwe. Above Chirikure making opening remarks for the Kuusha exhibit.


Tawanda Mudzonga introducing the writers exchange at the Kumusha exhibit at Delta Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe 2014.


   
Detroit writer, Katie McGowan (central) watching her poem being read by



 





Lynn Crawford reading from the first published ZCCD  literary ezchange af Simone’s Gallery, Detroit, MI April 2018