Octavia Butler Tribute Fundraiser!!!!
LAST CALL FOR BOOZE 'N' SCI-FI!
Yes, cows and cowboys, tomorrow's the big day. You DO NOT want to miss this one.
Nalo Hopkinson will be there, she of the interesting hybrid accent, straight from Toronto, author of two of my favorite books: Brown Girl in the Ring and Midnight Robber (wouldn't it be cool if she did a sequel to Brown Girl in the Ring and called it Tralalalala?)
So you see why you can't miss out.
Here's the info again:
The Carl Brandon Society presents an
Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser
with readings by
Jennifer de Guzman
A fundraiser reading to benefit the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship.
Fabulous fabulists honor one of our great writers and raise funds for the next generation.
Sunday, March 4, 5 - 7 pm
The Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Avenue
$5-20 sliding scale.
The Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship will enable writers of color to attend one of the Clarion writing workshops, where Octavia got her start. It is meant to cement Octavia's legacy by providing the same experience/opportunity that Octavia had to future generations of new writers of color. In addition to her stint as a student at the original Clarion Writers Workshop in Pennsylvania in 1970, Octavia taught several times for Clarion West in Seattle, Washington, and Clarion in East Lansing, Michigan, giving generously of her time to a cause she believed in.