Kiplyn Primus devoted The Local Take on WCLK this week to a major literary event taking place April 16 at Spelman College. The Octavia Butler Celebration of Fantastic Arts Symposium on Art and Activism will take into account the career and lasting work of Butler, considered by most the greatest African American Science Fiction writer.
Kiplyn is joined by Tananarive Due, Cosby Endowed Chair for the Humanities at Spelman, who has created and curated the conference. She also speaks with symposium guest artists and activists Adrienne Maree Brown and Dream Hampton for a fascinating discussion about Afro Futurism, science fiction and fantasy, and the role of African Americans in fiction and in art.
For more information about the Octavia Butler Celebration of Fantastic Arts Symposium on Art and Activism, click here.
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