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2007 Marfield Prize

2007 Winner

 Jenny Uglow, Nature’s Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick (Faber and Faber Limited)

 2007 Finalists

 Carolyn Brown, Chance and Circumstance: Twenty Years with Cage and Cunningham (Knopf) 

Nigel Cliff, The Shakespeare Riots: Revenge, Drama, and Death in
Nineteenth Century America
(Random House) 

William Jelani Cobb, To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip-Hop Aesthetic (NYU Press)

 Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century (Picador)

2007 Judges  

Jamaica Kincaid, novelist 

Nancy Pearl, author and librarian 

Robert Pinsky, poet

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Wednesday, May 25th

Marfield Prize Award Winner Michael Reidel Visits School Without Walls

Michael Riedel visited DC’s School Without Walls High School with Marfield Administrator Sass Brown and FABUM artistic director and Arts Club Member Jameson Freeman on Friday, May 20th. During his visit Riedel and shared stories from his personal and professional journeys with a large and enthusiastic group of students. Read more here!      …

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Friday, May 13th

Thank you! 100 Canvases for 100 Years

Thank you to everyone for such a successful fundraising event! Through the sale of nearly “100 small but meaningful acts of creativity and color” (Washington Post, 6 May 2016) we were able to raise $10,000 for the establishment of an art preservation fund. If you were unable to attend the reception a few canvases are…

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Wednesday, May 4th

And The Winner Is…

The winner of the 2015 One Act Play Competition is Rubbas by Steve Karp. Based on a true story, Rubbas tells the story of a little known, but important Alabama condom manufacturing company that has been the primary supplier of condoms to the U.S. government’s Agency for International Development (U.S.A.I.D.). When the Agency learns it can buy…

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