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Octavia Butler Celebration: ‘Black to the Future’

Octavia-E--ButlerI was so happy when I read this announcement this morning about a celebration taking place in a couple of days, regarding one of my favorite writers, Octavia Butler. I remember when I read Kindred, I felt like her work was so significant to the signs of the times and Ms. Butler’s imagination is one to die for in my opinion.

Though she is no longer with us in the physical, Octavia Butler’s contributions to literature will live on forever. The author’s work will be celebrated at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA this week. *The event will be streamed live on March 21, 2013.

Author Bio:

Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006), who won a MacArthur Genius Grant as well as Hugo and Nebula awards, was a pioneer and one of the nation’s most beloved standard bearers in the realm of social science fiction. Her novels, which include KindredPatternmaster and Parable of the Sower, are well-researched and deeply thoughtful meditations on power dynamics and community building between colliding populations of humans, mentally enhanced humans, and alien species. Her strong, complex heroines have resonated with readers for decades.

Tananarive Due Presents ‘Black to the Future:‘ The Octavia E. Butler Celebration of the Fantastic Arts

WHEN: March 21, 2013
WHERE: Spelman College
Cosby Building Lobby and Auditorium
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

Pioneers in black speculative fiction will gather at Spelman College, Thursday, March 21, 2013, to celebrate the legacy of science fiction novelist Octavia E. Butler at “Black to the Future: the Octavia E. Butler Celebration of the Fantastic Arts.”  This is Tananarive Due’s culminating event as the 2012-2013 William and Camille Hanks Cosby Chair in the Humanities.

The half-day event includes:

  • A Black science fiction short film festival
  • A performance paper at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, “Planet Rock: Techno, House Music & Afrofuturism”
  • A lobby art exhibition
  • A student staged reading
  • A  panel of writers:  Steven Barnes, Samuel R. Delany, Tananarive Due, Jewelle Gomez, Nalo Hopkinson, Brandon Massey, Nisi Shawl and Sheree Renée Thomas.

The event will be live streamed on the Spelman College website: www.spelman.edu

Press Release Courtesy: Spelman College

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