Octavia Butler Evening

Learn about the life and work of literary genius, Octavia Butler.

“All that you touch
You Change.

All that you Change
Changes you.

The only lasting truth
is Change.

is Change.

  Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower 

The above words have been echoed by Octavia Butler fans across the globe. For some, they are a mantra and for others a way of looking at life or approaching the world.

Octavia Butler was a science fiction writer. She recieved the Hugo and Nebula awards in science fiction several times. She was the first science-fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship. Her works have inspired books, an opera, and an entire generation of writers, artists, and book lovers to reflect on the changing world and to live radically. 

Join Books Abroad team leader Joy Notoma in a crash course webinar on the life and work of Octavia Butler, with resources generously contributed by Octavia Butler scholar and founder of the Octavia Butler Legacy Network, Dr. Ayana Jamieson. 

Why not start with this 4-minute TED Talk of Dr. Jamieson with her Octavia Butler Legacy network co-founder, “Why should you read sci-fi superstar Octavia E. Butler?”  or this 15-minute Democracy Now tribute to Octavia Butler. 

October 14, 2021 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Joy Notoma ·
Thomas van Haaren Stella Kao Sara Somers Tina Johnson catherine coolidge Diane Delon Sharon Ann Ligons Simone Rosenfelder Jeannetta Craigwell-Graham Kristine Dalby Jessica David Doris Stanger Susan Sara Ann Shteir Connie Borde Joy Notoma Sheila Malovany-Chevallier Jamie McAfee Angela Fobbs Anna Lau Andrea Host-Barth shelley anderson

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